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
Not finding your component?
If you believe you've drawn your component correctly but the system is not recognizing it, please:
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Grammar detail: わけにはいかない

わけにはいかない - can't very well do
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Although this expression can be rather subtle, it can be very useful, along with its counterpart 〜ないわけにはいかない.
Adding 'わけにはいかない' to a plain form sentence has the meaning 'can't very well ~'. This phrase actually means what you would expect from a literal translation, which would be something like 'with that reason, it (just) won't go'. This is a surprisingly useful phrase, as it's a way to express a halfway house between '(physically) cannot do' (できない) and 'will not do'. Here's an example:
I can't very well be satisfied with the way things are.
Perhaps because it's so useful, this phrase comes in a variety of politeness levels, from the standard plain form version above, right up to the hyper-polite わけにはまいりません. A great example is いただくわけにはまいりません, which is a hyper-polite form of もらうわけにはいかない - a very Japanese phrase you might use when somebody offers you something, meaning 'I can't very well receive (that)'.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ノウ   ナッ   ナ   ナン   トウ payment, settlement   おさめる to supply   おさまる to be installed   
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トク    profit   え    う to acquire   
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