Kanshudo Component Builder
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By default the Component Builder shows the most common Joyo kanji components (ie, components which are themselves Joyo kanji, or which are used in at least 3 other Joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.

For details of all components and their English names, see the Component collections.
Kanshudo Component Builder Help
For detailed instructions, see the Component builder how to guide.
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:
  1. Draw it in the drawing area
  2. Type the name in the text area
  3. Look for it in the list
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:
  • Draw a component in the center of the area, as large as you can
  • 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
  • Don't draw more than one component at a time
Not finding your component?
If you believe you've drawn your component correctly but the system is not recognizing it, please:
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We found 2 grammar points, 19 words, 2 names, 4 kanji, and 296 examples matching 'なり'
Grammar point search: 2 matches
Word search: 19 matches
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1. or something; for instance ... (though there are other suitable options)
2. ... or ...  (usu. in the form ...なり...なり)
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ringing; sound
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bearing (fruit)
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auxiliary verb
1. to be (an affirmation)  (meaning 〜だ、〜である; often written with kana only; archaic)
2. to be (location)  (see also: なる; meaning 〜にある、〜にいる. Usu. なる; often written with kana only; archaic)
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being promoted  (see also: 成る; shogi term)
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Common name search: 2 matches
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えなり   Enari   (surname)
しらべ   Shirabe   (female given name, surname)
Kanji search: 4 matches
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ケイ   ギョウ   shape   かたち    かた    
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start, initiate   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
twenty; two hands   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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fur, bristles, beard   
イ    do   
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ヤ   to be
イ   to do   ため for   
Example search: 296 matches
Click an example's DETAILS link for grammar and inflection information. Click a word to view details for that word. Showing first 5 examples. SEE ALL »

My mother often said that time is money.

I hope your brother is better.

Let's take a chance on the weather.
The style is the man himself.
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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.