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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
  • 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)
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The Kanshudo Component Builder can recognize any of the 416 components listed in the chart below the drawing area. Tips:
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  • Don't worry about stroke order or number of strokes
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交 means 'mix' or 'mixed'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 305   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-7    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 21    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 210 words   Used in 551 words   Used in 110 names   Component in 34 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ぜる to mix, stir   ざる   じる to be mixed together   まじえる to mix, intersperse   まじわる to intersect    to take turns   わす to exchange
Kun    こもごも
Name    かた
⿱   six   father  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 交 is used 22 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 交 is used 533 times, read 6 ways (with 1 variation).
Note: kanji quick view shows the most useful word for each reading which is also the most common variant, and in the 10,000 most useful words in Japanese. Words shown here draw from all words in Japanese and include less common forms.
コウ : 468 words FIND ALL
traffic; transportation; communication; exchange (of ideas, etc.); intercourse
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こもごも : 1 word FIND ALL
alternately; in succession  (often written with kana only)
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ぜる : 27 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to mix; to stir; to blend
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: 21 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to exchange (messages, greetings, arguments, etc.)
2. to intersect; to cross; to interlace
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まじえる : 13 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to cross; to intersect; to join; to meet
2. to associate with; to mingle with; to consort with
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(read as が) : 2 words FIND ALL
pinioning; binding arms behind the back
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じる (read as まじり) : 1 word FIND ALL
mixing with; being mixed
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Henshall: 128 (originally: 115)  Joy o' Kanji : 115  Key to Kanji: 309 

Cascading kanji view

コウ   mix; mixed   まぜる to mix, stir   まざる    まじる to be mixed together   まじえる to mix, intersperse   まじわる to intersect   か to take turns   かわす to exchange   
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ロク   むっ six   む    むい    む    
フ   ちち father   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
crossed swords
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.