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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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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • 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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弄 means 'tamper'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 2057   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-39    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 27 words   Used in 5 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   もてあそ to play with
Kun    いじ   いじく   まさぐ to tamper with   ろうする   ひねく   たわむれる
⿱   king   twenty  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 弄 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 弄 is used 26 times, read 5 ways.
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.
ロウ : 13 words FIND ALL
1. trifling with; toying with; playing with; making sport of; making fun of; leading around by the nose
2. tossing about (a ship)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
いじ : 9 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to touch; to tamper with  (often written with kana only)
2. to grope about; to feel for something  (often written with kana only; this meaning is restricted to reading まさぐる)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms, examples and links)
もてあそ : 2 words FIND ALL
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'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to play with (a toy, one's hair, etc.); to fiddle with
2. to toy with (one's emotions, etc.); to trifle with
(click the word to view an additional 2 meanings and 3 forms, examples and links)
まさぐ (read as まさぐ) : 1 word FIND ALL
1. playing with something with one's fingers
2. searching with one's fingers (e.g. in the dark)
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いじく : 1 word FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to finger; to tamper (with)  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2123  Key to Kanji:

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ロウ   tamper   もてあそ to play with   
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twenty; two hands   
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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   
オウ    king   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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