Kanshudo site index

This page lists the main features and functions in Kanshudo. For an overview of all key features, use the Tour. To find a specific page or feature, you can also use Site search or the Feature index.

How to guides

General information

Kanji / word / name / example / grammar search + sentence translate / analyze

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  • Kanji Match - match kanji with their meanings to boost your kanji recognition
  • Kanji Builder - build kanji from their components
  • Word Match - match words with their meanings to boost your vocabulary
  • Sentence Complete - drag kanji onto the blanks to complete sentences. Choose sentences to suit your study level based on their usefulness
  • Kanji Quiz - take the quiz for fun to beat your score!
  • Kanji Quiz practice - or just practice if you don't want to save your results!
  • Word Quiz - test and improve your vocabulary
  • Grammar Match - build your grammar knowledge by identifying the correct grammatical construction

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Change component list
By default the component builder shows the most common components (themselves joyo kanji, or used in at least 3 other joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.

Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Help with the component builder
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.
For any components you recognize, if you know the English meaning or name, start typing it in the text area. Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Alternatively, count the strokes of the component, and scan the list to find it visually.
To find the kanji :
  • Notice that it is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫.
  • 氵 艹 口 all have three strokes, so you could look in the list in the 3 stroke section. 夫 has four strokes.
  • Alternatively, you could start typing 'water' (氵), 'grass' (艹), 'mouth' (口) or 'husband' (夫) in the search area, and the components will be highlighted in yellow.
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.