Kanshudo Component Builder
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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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詰 means 'cram'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 967   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 46    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 42 words   Used in 144 words   Used in 170 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   める to cram into   まる to be packed    to be checkmated
On    キチ
Kun      -づ
Name    ずめ   づめ
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 詰 - click the badge to download
The kanji 詰 shows up in word after word about feeling stuck, being at a loss, arriving at a dead end, giving someone little space (emotionally speaking), and packing people into a tight place. Learn how to talk about being "jam-packed" (think of a Tokyo subway at rush hour), feeling "ill at ease," and being "at a loss for words."
⿰   say; word   good luck  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 詰 is used 10 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 詰 is used 135 times, read 2 ways (with 4 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.
キツ : 4 words FIND ALL
cross-examination; close questioning; demanding an explanation
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キツ (read as きっ) : 2 words FIND ALL
reproach; reprove; reprimand  (obscure term)
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める : 75 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be packed (with); to be full (space, schedule, etc.)
2. to be blocked (road, pipe, etc.); to be clogged; to be plugged up  (see also: 鼻が詰まる)
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める (read as づ) : 38 words FIND ALL
to reach the limits; to come to the end of one's tether
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める (read as つめ) : 11 words FIND ALL
1. lowest-ranking guest at tea ceremony
2. tea master
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づめ: 5 words. FIND ALL
3 4 0
1. packing (in cans); canning; canned goods; tin can
2. confining someone (e.g. so they can concentrate on work)
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Henshall: 1144  Joy o' Kanji : 1144  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

キツ   つめる to cram into   つまる to be packed   つ to be checkmated   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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キツ   キチ    good luck   
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シ   samurai
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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.