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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.
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請 means 'beg'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1082   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 5    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 51 words   Used in 132 words   Used in 62 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   セイ   シン
   to beg, ask for   ける to obtain
On    ショウ
Name    うけ
⿰   say; word   blue  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 請 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 請 is used 111 times, read 5 ways (with 3 variations).
セイ : 54 words FIND ALL
application; request; petition
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ショウ : 8 words FIND ALL
reluctantly; grudgingly; unwillingly  (yojijukugo)
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シン : 6 words FIND ALL
1. building; construction
2. group effort by Buddhist practitioners; group activities by a community (e.g. cleaning, etc.)
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ショウ (read as じょう) : 2 words FIND ALL
1. praying for the coming of a deity
2. ceremonial transfer of a divided tutelary deity to a new location  (see also: 分霊)
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ける : 24 words FIND ALL
1. subcontract
2. subcontractor (person or company)
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ける (read as うけ) : 9 words FIND ALL
prime contract work; prime contractor
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: 7 words FIND ALL
Godan verb with `u' ending (special class), transitive verb
to beg; to ask; to request; to invite
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(read as ご) : 1 word FIND ALL
praying for rain
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Henshall: 1479  Joy o' Kanji : 1479  Key to Kanji:

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セイ   シン   こ to beg, ask for   うける to obtain   
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セイ   ショウ   あお-    あお blue   
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シュ   ぬし    あるじ master, proprietor, owner   
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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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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.