Getting started
Navigation and help
  • For a quick introduction to Kanshudo's key features, browse the Tour
  • For more detail on all key features, see the how-to guide, How to use Kanshudo
  • To find a specific page or feature, use Site search or the quick access Visual feature index
  • Key features are accessible from the top menu of every page, which is organized by purpose: MASTERY (progress tracking), STUDY (lessons, flashcards etc), PLAY (learning games), and SEARCH
  • The bottom menu on every page provides more comprehensive links organized by content theme: INFORMATION, KANJI & KANA, WORDS, GRAMMAR, ACCOUNT, and SEARCH
  • Search index - an overview of all key ways to search Kanshudo UPDATED
  • Study index - links to all the key study systems UPDATED
  • Lesson index - all our available lesson series NEW
  • Play index - an overview of games and exercises UPDATED
  • FAQ - for answers to any other questions
  • Support / contact - for help with any problems or inquiries
  • To get back to this index, use the Site index link in the INFORMATION AND HELP section in the menu at the bottom of any page
Social media and community
How-to guides
About Japanese
  • Search index - an overview of all key ways to search Kanshudo
  • Sentence translate - English translations of Japanese sentences, with word and kanji details
  • Multi-word search - automatic search for lists of words at once
  • Search for kanji:
  • Name search - search for Japanese names in English or Japanese
  • Example search - search for English / Japanese bilingual example sentences
  • Grammar search - search for Japanese grammar and grammatical constructions
  • Search index - more detailed explanations of each of the ways to search Kanshudo, with examples
  • Search history - view your recent kanji and word searches
Kanshudo Kanji Challenge
  • Play index - more information on each of the games and exercises in Kanshudo
  • Answer Type - type the readings of words to build your vocabulary
  • Kanji Match - match kanji with their meanings to boost your kanji recognition
  • Kanji Keywords - learn a kanji along with the key words for each of its readings
  • Kanji Builder - build kanji from their components
  • Kanji Draw - draw kanji from memory NEW
  • Word Match - match words with their meanings to boost your vocabulary
  • Sentence Builder - drag words to build sentences
  • 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
Registration, subscription and account management
Kanshudo is your AI Japanese tutor, and your constant companion on the road to mastery of the Japanese language. To get started learning Japanese, just follow the study recommendations on your Dashboard. You can use Quick search (accessible using the icon at the top of every page) to look up any Japanese word, kanji or grammar point, as well as to find anything on Kanshudo quickly. For an overview, take the tour.