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: 損ねる(そこねる)

損ねる(そこねる) - miss (something); fail (to do something)
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verb stem
miss the chance to do ~; fail to do ~

They missed the train.
ねる (also commonly written with kana only as そこねる) is a transitive verb meaning 'to harm' or 'to injure'. The implication here is that some action has been 'injured' or has otherwise failed.
This form is commonly used with several verbs, for example:
書く書き損ねるwrite incorrectly
言う言い損ねるfail to say; be unable to say
聞く聞き損ねるfail to hear (not mishear)
見る見損ねるoverlook (something); miss something (eg a game); misjudge (someone)
なう, the intransitive form, can also be used in this construction. The change in meaning is subtle: the transitive form implies a more literal physical failure to do something, whereas the intransitive is both figurative and literal.
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Words used in this grammar

1. to harm; to hurt; to injure; to damage
auxiliary verb
2. to fail in doing
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to harm; to hurt; to injure; to wreck
auxiliary verb
2. to miss one's chance to (do something); to fail to (do what one ought to have done)
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Kanji used in this grammar

ソン   そこなう    そこねる to injure, to harm   
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ショ   か to write   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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ブン   モン   き to listen, to hear   きこえる to be heard   
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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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ヒ   かれ he   
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レツ    row   
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シャ   くるま car   
ジョウ   load; power   の to board   のせる to load on   
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