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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抜 means 'extract'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 495   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 26    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 80 words   Used in 287 words   Used in 119 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to extract, pull out   ける to come / fall out; be omitted   かす to omit   かる to make a blunder
On    ハツ   ハイ
Name    ぬき
⿰   () hand   friend  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 抜 is used 12 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 抜 is used 270 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
バツ : 20 words FIND ALL
selection; choice; picking out
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バツ (read as ばっ) : 13 words FIND ALL
extract; excerpt; selection
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: 226 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to come out; to fall out; to be omitted; to be missing; to escape; to come loose
2. to fade; to discolour
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(read as ぬき) : 11 words FIND ALL
overarm stroke (type of traditional Japanese swimming style)
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Henshall: 1708  Joy o' Kanji : 1708  Key to Kanji: 870 

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バツ   ぬ to extract, pull out   ぬける to come / fall out; be omitted   ぬかす to omit   ぬかる to make a blunder   
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シュ   て hand   
ユウ   とも friend   
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ten   じゅう    じつ    と    とう    
また again   
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