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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)
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豆 means 'bean'

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Strokes : 7    Radical number: 151    Frequency: 1185   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-14    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 55 words   Used in 154 words   Used in 359 names   Component in 137 kanji (12 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   トウ   ズ
   まめ bean
Name    ど   ま
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 豆 - click the badge to download
From edamame to natto to tofu, Japan abounds in bean dishes. Learn about the most popular beans in Japan (unexpectedly named 豆 and 豆!), one of which is even popular with foxes! Find out which piece of furniture 豆 used to represent, as well as alternate meanings of 豆. Also discover its role as a radical in kanji such as (790: plentiful). Finally, learn a Japanese insult that involves tofu!
Essay 1640 on 豆 (bean; "bean" radical) covers this radical, which can fill our heads (: 186) with abundant (: 790) happiness (: 450). Incidentally, when it comes to Jōyō kanji, 豆 is the on-duty radical only in , as well as in 豆 itself.
⿳   one   mouth   () grass  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 豆 is used 4 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 豆 is used 123 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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.
トウ : 22 words FIND ALL
tofu; bean-curd
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
トウ (read as どう) : 22 words FIND ALL
freeze-dried tofu
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ズ : 8 words FIND ALL
soya bean (Glycine max); soybean; soy
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まめ : 70 words FIND ALL
1. legume (esp. edible legumes or their seeds, such as beans, peas, pulses, etc.); beans; peas
2. soya bean (Glycine max); soybean; soy  (see also: 大豆)
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings and 3 forms, examples and links)
Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
adzuki bean (Vigna angularis)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms, examples and links)
Henshall: 379 (originally: 1640)  Joy o' Kanji : 1640  Key to Kanji: 809 

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トウ   ズ   まめ bean   
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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.