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.

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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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十 means 'ten'

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 24    Frequency: 27   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 5   Begins 196 words   Used in 413 words   Used in 2656 names   Component in 1151 kanji (184 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ジュウ   ジッ
     とお ten
On    ジュッ
Name    い   か   ぎ   さ   し   そ   そう   ち   とう   ね   ま   る   わ
Learn to spot the 'cross' radical in certain characters, such as (110: afternoon) and (195: half). Also learn when not to see crosses, even though it's tempting to do so.
⿻   one   stick  
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 whereupon one   () crossed swords  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 十 is used 29 times, read 3 ways. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 十 is used 382 times, read 5 ways (with 1 variation). 2 words use a non-standard reading.
ジュウ : 298 words FIND ALL
ten  (拾 is used in legal documents)
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ジッ : 52 words FIND ALL
10 minutes
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ジュッ : 5 words FIND ALL
the ten fingers
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とお : 6 words FIND ALL
1. the tenth day of the month
2. ten days
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と : 4 words FIND ALL
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そ: 15 words. FIND ALL
last day of the month  (see also: 月末)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 2 words. FIND ALL
1. twentieth day of the month
2. twenty days
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Henshall: 10 (originally: 33)  Joy o' Kanji : 33  Key to Kanji: 495 

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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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