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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角 means 'corner'

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Strokes : 7    Radical number: 148    Frequency: 700   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-6    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 40    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 135 words   Used in 462 words   Used in 1022 names   Component in 46 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   かど corner   つの horn
Name    い   す   すみ   ずみ   ふさ
In Chinese fonts and occasionally in Japanese fonts, the lower part of this character looks like . In Japanese, it typically looks like enclosed by . Note that a separate character also exists but it is only used in Chinese.
⿱   () corner   to use  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 角 is used 10 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 角 is used 437 times, read 3 ways (with 5 variations).
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.
カク : 346 words FIND ALL
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カク (read as かっ) : 9 words FIND ALL
the world of sumo  (sumo term)
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カク (read as がく) : 3 words FIND ALL
direction; way; compass point
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つの : 41 words FIND ALL
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かど : 31 words FIND ALL
1. corner (e.g. desk, pavement)
2. edge
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つの (read as づの) : 2 words FIND ALL
rhinoceros horn  (archaic)
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ずみ: 1 word. FIND ALL
external corner angle of two walls, planes, etc.  (see also: 入隅)
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すみ: 4 words. FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
1. corner; nook; recess
2. downstage right (on a noh stage)  (see also: 目付柱; obscure term; this meaning is restricted to form 角)
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Henshall: 97 (originally: 243)  Joy o' Kanji : 243  Key to Kanji: 119 

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カク   かど corner   つの horn   
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
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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.