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Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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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.
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:
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  • 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
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転 means 'roll'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 383   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-7    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 12    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 153 words   Used in 462 words   Used in 59 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ころがる to roll (intr.)   ころがす to roll (tr.)   ころげる to roll about   ころ to fall over
Kun    うたた   まろ   うつ   くるめく
⿰   car   say  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 転 is used 29 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 転 is used 443 times, read 4 ways (with 2 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.
テン : 405 words FIND ALL
1. operation (of a machine, etc.); operating; running; run
2. driving
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テン (read as でん) : 3 words FIND ALL
turning evil into good through indoctrination; following the teachings of Buddha to turn the world's evil into good  (Buddhist term)
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ころがる : 31 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to roll; to tumble
2. to fall over; to roll over
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まろ : 2 words FIND ALL
expression, adverb
(hurrying along) falling and stumbling; falling all over oneself  (often written with kana only)
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ころがる (read as ごろ) : 1 word FIND ALL
dozing; napping (e.g. on the floor in one's clothes, in the train)
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くるめく : 1 word FIND ALL
'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to spin; to revolve; to twirl  (archaic)
2. to be dizzy; to feel faint
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
Henshall: 375 (originally: 354)  Joy o' Kanji : 354  Key to Kanji: 780 

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テン   ころがる to roll (intr.)   ころがす to roll (tr.)   ころげる to roll about   ころ to fall over   
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ウン    say   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
ム   private
シャ   くるま car   
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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.