Kanshudo Component Builder
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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.

For details of all components and their English names, see the Component collections.
Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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: 〜まくる

〜まくる - do something intensely
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verb stem + まくる
do something intensely, fiercely, fully, totally etc
On its own, the verb まくる generally means 'turn inside out', and is used for example to describe rolling up ones sleeves. When appended to the stem of a verb, it invokes a sense of doing something frantically and excessively - almost to the point of turning oneself inside out by doing it.
Some common verb combinations include:
するdoしまくるdo (something) to excess
eat to excess, gobble, pig out
drink too much
見つめるlook at見つめまくるstare fixedly
しゃべるtalkしゃべりまくるblather on about, talk to death
あせるbe flusteredあせりまくるpanic
Notice how in each case, the English translation is quite vivid and colloquial, and the Japanese conveys an equivalent sense.

Her continuous chatter vexes me.
Historically まくる was written as
る, but since 捲 is a Jinmeiyo kanji rather than a Joyo, this is increasingly uncommon. Note that the right side of 捲 exists in a slightly different form as the Joyo kanji 巻, to roll up.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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イン   の to drink   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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まく to turn inside out   まくれる to be turned inside out   
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カン   roll up   ま to roll (up)   まき roll, reel, volume   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
サン   まい to visit, go, come   
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