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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:
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  • 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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奉 means 'to present'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 921   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 59 words   Used in 95 words   Used in 74 names   Component in 8 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ホウ   ブ
   たてまつ to present, offer, revere
Kun    まつ   ほうずる
Name    とも   やす
The lower part exists as a kanji 𰀁, but it is not included in most fonts. The closest are or . In mnemonics we use 'two sticks'.
⿱  𡗗 three men  ⿻   two   stick  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 奉 is used 4 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 奉 is used 91 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
ホウ : 63 words FIND ALL
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1. service; ministry; attendance; church work
2. offering goods at a reduced price; providing a service for free
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ブ : 11 words FIND ALL
magistrate; shogunate administrator
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ホウ (read as ぼう) : 9 words FIND ALL
first apprenticeship  (archaic)
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ホウ (read as ぽう) : 4 words FIND ALL
belief; faith; adherence; espousal
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たてまつ : 2 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to offer; to present
2. to revere at a distance; to do respectfully
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まつ : 2 words FIND ALL
to praise; to render homage to
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Henshall: 1793  Joy o' Kanji : 1793  Key to Kanji:

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ホウ   ブ   たてまつ to present, offer, revere   
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three men
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サン   み    みっ three   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ニ   ふた    ふた two   
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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.