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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
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
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Components

正 means 'correct'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 135   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 3    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 324 words   Used in 581 words   Used in 3137 names   Component in 24 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   セイ   ショウ
Kun
   ただしい correct   ただ to correct   まさ precise, exact
Kun    まさ
Name    おお   くに   ま   まさし   ただし
⿱   one   stop  
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 roll of cloth; bolt of cloth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 正 is used 29 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 正 is used 574 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
セイ : 411 words FIND ALL
due form; official; formality
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ショウ : 130 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
noon; mid-day
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 6 words FIND ALL
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まさ : 7 words FIND ALL
1. exactly; surely; certainly  (esp. 正に when in kanji; often written with kana only)
2. right then; just then; at that moment  (often written with kana only)
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ただしい : 20 words FIND ALL
1. right; correct
2. proper; righteous; just; honest; truthful; lawful
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Henshall: 79 (originally: 41)  Joy o' Kanji : 41  Key to Kanji: 599 

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セイ   ショウ   ただしい correct   ただ to correct   まさ precise, exact   
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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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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.
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