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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
  • 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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The Kanshudo Component Builder can recognize any of the 416 components listed in the chart below the drawing area. Tips:
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  • Don't worry about stroke order or number of strokes
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浮 means 'float'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 536   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-14    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 27    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 128 words   Used in 185 words   Used in 208 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   かぶ    to float   かべる to launch, to refloat, to waft   かれる to frolic
Name    うき
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 浮 - click the badge to download
See what role 浮 plays in dejection and in happiness so intense that it causes accidents. Find out what "loose teeth" means figuratively. Learn to say 'I feel out of place,' 'The tree stands out against the sky,' and 'He's cheating.' Discover what floated in the "Floating World" of Edo. Inspire memories and ideas by combining body parts with 浮. Also learn about maglev trains in Japan!
⿰   () water   nourishment  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 浮 is used 12 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 浮 is used 172 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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.
フ : 81 words FIND ALL
buoyancy; floating power
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フ (read as ぶ) : 1 word FIND ALL
Jambudvipa; continent of the terrestrial world  (Buddhist term)
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む : 2 words FIND ALL
2 0
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to swell; to become swollen; to be puffy (e.g. face from lack of sleep); to be bloated (esp. from fluid retention)  (often written with kana only)
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かぶ : 64 words FIND ALL
1. to float; to be suspended
2. to rise to surface
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うき: 23 words. FIND ALL
0 3
ukiyoe (color print of everyday life in the Edo period) (colour)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. extramarital sex; affair; fooling around
2. infidelity; wantonness; unfaithfulness; inconstancy; fickleness; caprice
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Henshall: 1752  Joy o' Kanji : 1752  Key to Kanji: 917 

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フ   うかぶ    う to float   うかべる to launch, to refloat, to waft   うかれる to frolic   
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シ   ス   こ child   
claw   つめ    
スイ   みず water   
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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.