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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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行 means 'to go'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 144    Frequency: 18   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 4   Begins 257 words   Used in 1351 words   Used in 1722 names   Component in 10 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   コウ   ギョウ   アン
      to go   おこな to take place
Kun    -ゆ   -ゆき   -い   -いき
Name    いく   なみ   なめ   みち   ゆく
⿰   step  ⿱   one   block  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 行 is used 68 times, read 6 ways. 1 words use a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 行 is used 1283 times, read 8 ways (with 1 variation). 3 words use a non-standard reading.
コウ : 828 words FIND ALL
ギョウ : 274 words FIND ALL
event; function
アン : 7 words FIND ALL
pilgrimage; traveling on foot
コウ (read as ごう) : 1 word FIND ALL
: 95 words FIND ALL
irregular godan verb 'iku/yuku', intransitive verb
1. to go; to move (in a direction or towards a specific location); to head (towards); to be transported (towards); to reach  (see also: 来る)
2. to proceed; to take place  (see also: 旨く行く; い sometimes omitted in auxiliary use)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, 8 meanings and 4 forms)
: 46 words FIND ALL
noun (suffix)
1. bound for ...  (see also: 東京行き; usu. ゆき)
2. going (to)
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おこな : 12 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to perform; to do; to conduct oneself; to carry out
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-ゆき (read as ゆき) : 10 words FIND ALL
1. destination
2. whereabouts; address
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-いき (read as いき) : 7 words FIND ALL
dead end; no passage
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Part of a non-standard reading: 3 words. FIND ALL
1. (one's) whereabouts
2. outcome
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Henshall: 131 (originally: 118)  Joy o' Kanji : 118  Key to Kanji: 336 

Cascading kanji view

コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
チョウ   テイ    a (city) block; counter for long/narrow things, blocks of tofu   
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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.