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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
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  • 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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Components

針 means 'needle'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1142   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 49    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 47 words   Used in 130 words   Used in 223 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シン
Kun
   はり needle
Name   
⿰   gold   ten  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 針 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 針 is used 125 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
シン : 55 words FIND ALL
noun
objective; plan; policy
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2
2
TEST
シン (read as じん) : 1 word FIND ALL
noun
1. navigation by magnetic compass  (archaic)
2. pilot
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はり : 43 words FIND ALL
noun
1. needle; pin  (see also: )
2. hook  (see also: , 釣り針)
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はり (read as ばり) : 26 words FIND ALL
noun
fish hook
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TEST
Henshall: 916 (originally: 905)  Joy o' Kanji : 905  Key to Kanji: 575 

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シン   はり needle   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
1
stick   
キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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1
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
eight
オウ    king   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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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.
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