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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終 means 'end'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 311   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 11    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 116 words   Used in 219 words   Used in 37 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   わる to come to an end   える to bring to an end
Kun    つい   つい
Name    ばて
⿰   thread   winter  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 終 is used 14 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 終 is used 212 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
シュウ : 170 words FIND ALL
end; close; termination
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シュウ (read as じゅう) : 7 words FIND ALL
adverb, noun
continuously; from beginning to end; from first to last
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つい : 4 words FIND ALL
1. end; final
2. end of life; death
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わる : 29 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
to finish; to end; to close  (also written 了る, 卒る, etc.)
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わる (read as おわり) : 2 words FIND ALL
closing price (e.g. stock exchange)
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Henshall: 322 (originally: 306)  Joy o' Kanji : 306  Key to Kanji: 488 

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シュウ   end   おわる to come to an end   おえる to bring to an end   
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シ   いと thread   
トウ   ふゆ winter   
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ヒョウ   こうり ice   こうる to freeze   
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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.