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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体 means 'body'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 55   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 6    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 141 words   Used in 1196 words   Used in 169 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   タイ   テイ
   からだ body
Kun    かたち
Name    なり
⿰   () man   book  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 体 is used 59 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 体 is used 1174 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
タイ : 1127 words FIND ALL
1. ...the heck (e.g. "what the heck?"); ...in the world (e.g. "why in the world?"); ...on earth (e.g. "who on earth?")  (before an interrogative, forms an emphatic question)
2. one object; one body; unity
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テイ : 23 words FIND ALL
1. (outward) appearance
2. (proper) format (e.g. of an essay); form; style
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 meanings, examples and links)
タイ (read as だい) : 1 word FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to put on airs
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からだ : 22 words FIND ALL
1. body  (see also: 身体; からだ is a gikun reading of 身体)
2. torso; trunk
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かたち : 1 word FIND ALL
one's appearance
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Henshall: 182 (originally: 165)  Joy o' Kanji : 165  Key to Kanji: 694 

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タイ   テイ   からだ body   
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ホン   book   もと origin   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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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.