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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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敷 means 'spread out'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 607   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 27 words   Used in 107 words   Used in 986 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   to spread out, to lay
Kun    -し
Name    しき   にゅう
⿰   the first time the way   strike  
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 first time; the first time  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 敷 is used 8 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 敷 is used 101 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
フ : 4 words FIND ALL
laying (a railroad, pipes, naval mines, etc.); construction
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: 21 words FIND ALL
1. to spread out; to lay out
2. to take a position
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(read as じ) : 4 words FIND ALL
1. desk pad; sheet of plastic (or cardboard, felt, etc.) placed under writing paper; underlay
2. being pinned under; being caught under; being trapped under; being buried under; being crushed beneath
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じき: 9 words. FIND ALL
reviewing stand; box; gallery
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しき: 63 words. FIND ALL
site; plot; lot; grounds
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Henshall: 1756  Joy o' Kanji : 1756  Key to Kanji:

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フ   し to spread out, to lay   
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the first time the way
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ホ    the first time   
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ホウ   かた way, direction   
ぼく strike   
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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.