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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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We found 11 grammar points, 59 words, 4 names, and 14 kanji matching 'こと'
Grammar point search: 11 matches
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Word search: 59 matches
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noun
1. thing; matter  (often written with kana only)
2. incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 6 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. koto (13-stringed Japanese zither)
2. stringed instrument  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to reading こと)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 3 forms, examples and links)
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particle
1. particle indicating a command  (particle always used at sentence-end)
2. particle indicating mild enthusiasm  (often as ことね; female term or language)
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noun
word; remark; statement
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noun
ancient city; former capital
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Common name search: 4 matches
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こと   Koto   (female given name)
きの   Kino   (female given name, surname)
ここね   Kokone   (female given name)
ふると   Furuto   (place name, surname)
Kanji search: 14 matches
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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   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
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イ   こと different   
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キョウ   とも together   
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grass   
ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
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デン   た rice field   
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シュ   こと distinctive, particular   
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シュ    scarlet   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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stick   
death
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セキ   ゆう night   
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katakana 'ta'
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キン   こと koto (Japanese harp)   
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オウ    king   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
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コン   キン   いま now   
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assembly, gathering   
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katakana fu   
げん    ごん    こと word, saying   いう to say   
シ   ズ   こと    つか    つかえる    
げん    ごん    こと word, saying   いう to say   
thing
Example search: 2380 matches
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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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