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: adjective negative forms

adjective negative forms
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い adjectives

い adjectives, and forms such as the ~たい form which function as い adjectives, can be made negative by replacing the い with くない.
い (red)
くない (not red)
やりたい (wanting to do)やりたくない (not wanting to do)
But, she isn't young now.
I don't want to go outside today, because it's cold.
The negative form is then conjugated similarly to い adjectives.
In older Japanese, the form ~くないです (is not ~) may be replaced with the more literary sounding ~くありません.

I don't feel like taking a walk now.

However, he didn't want that to be known by anyone else.
Source: The Nose (Ryutagawa)
This can sometimes be interposed with は - for example, やりたくはありません.

な adjectives

な adjectives are negated by using the appropriate negative form of です.
しずか (quiet)
しずかです (is quiet)
しずかではありません (is not quiet)
しずかなところ (a quiet place)
しずかではないところ (a place that is not quiet)
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Kanji used in this grammar

セキ   シャク   あか    あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush   
コン   キン   いま now   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ガイ   ゲ   そと outside   ほか other   はず to remove, mislead   はずれる to come off, to miss   
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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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サン   ちらす to scatter, to distribute   ちらかす to scatter around   ちらかる to be in disorder   ち to fall (leaves etc)   
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ホ   フ   ブ   ある    あゆ to walk   
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シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
チ   し to know   
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