Kanshudo Component Builder
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Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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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
  • 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:
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  • Don't worry about stroke order or number of strokes
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結 means 'bind'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 156   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 55    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 171 words   Used in 474 words   Used in 772 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   むす   わえる to bind    to braid
On    ケチ
Name    ゆい   ゆう
⿰   thread   good luck  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 結 is used 22 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 結 is used 468 times, read 5 ways (with 3 variations).
ケツ : 195 words FIND ALL
ケツ (read as けっ) : 184 words FIND ALL
ケチ : 2 words FIND ALL
expiration of term of a vow  (Buddhist term)
ケツ (read as げつ) : 1 word FIND ALL
crosstalk coupling
むす : 66 words FIND ALL
'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to tie; to bind; to link
2. to bear (fruit)  (see also: 実を結ぶ)
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings, examples and links)
わえる : 9 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to do up (hair); to braid; to fasten; to fix
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
(read as ゆう) : 1 word FIND ALL
silk products produced near Yuuki (using natural indigo dye); Yuuki pongee
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
ゆい: 10 words. FIND ALL
engagement gift; (ceremonial) exchange of engagement gifts
Henshall: 497 (originally: 472)  Joy o' Kanji : 472  Key to Kanji: 265 

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ケツ   むす    ゆわえる to bind   ゆ to braid   
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キツ   キチ    good luck   
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シ   samurai
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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シ   いと thread   
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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.