Kanshudo Component Builder
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Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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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)
  • 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
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倒 means 'fall over'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 640   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-15    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 29    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 37 words   Used in 148 words   Used in 4 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   たおれる to fall over   たお to knock down
Kun    さかさま   さかさ   さかしま   -だお
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This kanji is full of instability. If you fall to the floor, fall ill, fall to a better team, or have your government's cabinet fall, this is the kanji to use. You can also use it if you fell a boxing opponent, wrestle an attacker to the ground, or simply collapse a car seat. When you turn anything on its head, from a Spanish exclamation point (¡) to a change in the word order of a sentence, this kanji can again help you discuss that state of affairs.
⿰   () man   arrive  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 倒 is used 8 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 倒 is used 130 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
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.
トウ : 59 words FIND ALL
(corporate) bankruptcy; insolvency; commercial failure; failed business
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トウ (read as どう) : 12 words FIND ALL
trouble; difficulty; care; attention
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さかしま : 1 word FIND ALL
1. reverse; inversion; upside down
2. unreasonable; absurd; wrong
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さかさま : 1 word FIND ALL
1. child dying before parents  (obscure term; often written with kana only)
2. occurrence out of sequence; wrong order  (orig. meaning; obscure term)
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たおれる : 40 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to fall; to collapse; to drop; to fall senseless  (see also: 崩れる, 倒す; this meaning is restricted to form 倒れる)
2. to be forced to bed (by illness, etc.)
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たおれる (read as だお) : 17 words FIND ALL
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acceleration (of payment schedule)
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Henshall: 1643  Joy o' Kanji : 1643  Key to Kanji:

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トウ   たおれる to fall over   たお to knock down   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
トウ    arrive   
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シ   いた to reach, to lead to   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ム   private
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
トウ   かたな sword   
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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.