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For detailed instructions, see the Component builder how to guide.
To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of. Once you have identified any component, search for it in any of three ways:
  1. Draw it in the drawing area
  2. Type the name in the text area
  3. Look for it in the list
Example: look up 漢
  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
  • Draw any of these components (one at a time) in the drawing area, and select it when you see it
  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
  • If you know the meanings of the components, type any of them in the text area: water (氵), grass (艹), mouth (口) or husband (夫)
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.
Kanshudo Component Builder Drawing Help
The Kanshudo Component Builder can recognize any of the 416 components listed in the chart below the drawing area. Tips:
  • Draw a component in the center of the area, as large as you can
  • Try to draw the component as it appears in the kanji you're looking up
  • Don't worry about stroke order or number of strokes
  • Don't draw more than one component at a time
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Grammar detail: 〜させていただきます

〜させていただきます - (humble + polite) do
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verb (humble) causative te form
have the privilege of doing ~
This form is an extremely polite humble way to say you are doing something. The te + いただく construction is a politer form of te + もらう which means 'have (someone) do (something) (for the speaker)'. The causative form of a verb means 'make (someone) do (something)'. So the combination of causative and te + いただく literally means 'have (someone) make (the speaker) do something' - in other words, it is simply a very polite way for the speaker to say that they are doing something. An English equivalent might be something like 'I have the privilege of being given the opportunity to do ~'.
This construction is often used in formal contexts, such as beginning a speech, requesting an audience, describing an action a business might take etc.
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いただく is generally written in kana when used in this way, but it can be written in kanji as 頂く.
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Kanji used in this grammar

チョウ   presented   いただ to be presented with, crowned   いただき summit, top   
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コン   キン   いま now   
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シュウ    a week   
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キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ヨウ    day of the week   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
キュウ   やす to rest   やすまる to be rested   やすめる to suspend (use etc.)   
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ギョウ   ゴウ    profession, business, industry   わざ deed, act   
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チュウ   そそ to pour   
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イ    idea   
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ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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