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By default the Component Builder shows the most common Joyo kanji components (ie, components which are themselves Joyo kanji, or which are used in at least 3 other Joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.



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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
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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: sentence ending particle の

sentence ending particle の - question or emphasis
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The particle の can be used at the end of a sentence as an informal alternative to か to indicate a question. の used in this way can follow a plain verb, an い adjective, or either a noun or a な adjective followed by な (i.e. as なの).
だれ
てがみ
手紙
いた

Who wrote the letter?
When の is used as a question marker in this way, it is pronounced with a rise in pitch. It can also be used without a rise in pitch to indicate a statement - often as a way of emphasizing the fact, or even stating it in a somewhat passive-aggressive way.
ここある
It's here!
いま
から

I'm leaving now!
の is also commonly used in feminine speech to indicate emphasis, roughly the equivalent of よ.
うん
やす
わる
までいい
Oh, just over the holidays.
It is usually easy to tell from context which of the forms is being used, but in a written sentence (especially on its own) it can be harder to tell the difference!
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Kanji used in this grammar

だれ who   
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シュ   hand   て    た-    
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シ   かみ paper   
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ショ   か to write   
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コン   キン   いま now   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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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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シュウ   end   おわる to come to an end   おえる to bring to an end   
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