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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:
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Example: look up 漢
  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • 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.
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Grammar detail: use a verb as an adjective

use a verb as an adjective
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Plain forms of verbs can be used as adjectives: they are placed immediately before the noun they modify.
present
じぶん
自分
ひとり
一人
きられる
ひと
いない
No man can live for himself.
present progressive
あそこ
っている
ひと
わたし
ちち
です
The man who is standing there is my father.
negative
がくせい
学生
じゃない
ひと
がっこう
学校
はい
ってはいけません

People who are not students must not enter the school.
past
ゆうじん
友人
かいがい
海外
ってきた
にんぎょう
人形
ぜんぶ
全部
せてくれた

A friend of mine showed me all the dolls he had bought abroad.
Since a clause almost always ends with a verb, this concept enables you to 'chain' clauses together to form very complex sentences. It is one of the most powerful and useful aspects of Japanese grammar, but it can also be one of the most difficult for learners. It leads to an extremely logical word order, with each concept neatly encapsulated by the ones that follow, but the resulting word order is often very difficult to the equivalent English.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ジ   シ   みずか self   
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ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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フ   ちち father   
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ガク   まな to learn   
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コウ    exam   
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ニュウ   い to enter   はい to enter   いれる to put in   
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ユウ   とも friend   
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カイ   うみ ocean   
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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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バイ   か to buy   
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ケイ   ギョウ   shape   かたち    かた    
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ゼン   まった entirely   すべ everything   
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ブ   part
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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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