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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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Components

閉 means 'closed'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 856   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 32    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 80 words   Used in 134 words   Used in 58 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ヘイ
Kun
   まる to be closed   める to close   じる to close, to finish   ざす to shut, to lock
Kun   てる
Name   
⿵   gate   katakana 'o'  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 閉 is used 9 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 閉 is used 132 times, read 4 ways (with 2 variations).
ヘイ : 101 words FIND ALL
closing; closure; shutdown; lockout; unsociable
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ヘイ (read as ぺい) : 3 words FIND ALL
airtight
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7
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じる : 16 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
to close (e.g. book, eyes, meeting, etc.); to shut
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まる : 9 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to close; to shut
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てる : 2 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to shut; to close  (see also: 立てる)
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まる (read as じ) : 1 word FIND ALL
closing up shop; stopping business; going out of business
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Henshall: 979 (originally: 968)  Joy o' Kanji : 968  Key to Kanji: 941 

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ヘイ   closed   しまる to be closed   しめる to close   とじる to close, to finish   とざす to shut, to lock   
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katakana 'o'
K
モン   かど gate   
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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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