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Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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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
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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
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Components
We found 10 words and 1 kanji matching '公:く'
Word search: 10 words contain 公 read as く
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noun
public affairs; the court; the shogun; the shogunate
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outcasts common around the Kyoto region from the Kamakura period to the Edo period
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political operations; (Heian Period) political operations and ceremonies of the Imperial Court; (Edo Period) civil suit
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1. court noble; nobility  (see also: 公家)
2. three lords and nine ministers (of the ancient Chinese government)  (this meaning is restricted to reading こうけい)
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noun
(historical) paddy administered directly by a ruler
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(historical) government office
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being called upon to give a Buddhist service (or lecture, etc.) at the Imperial Court; monk called upon to give a Buddhist service (or lecture, etc.) at the Imperial Court  (archaic)
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government-owned slave  (see also: 官奴婢; archaic)
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courtier; noble; people serving the Imperial Court  (see also: 武家衆)
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land given to high-ranking government officials (ritsuryo system); land given to pay for the expenses of a government office  (see also: 職分田)
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Kanji search: 1 match
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コウ   おおやけ official, public   
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ハチ   katakana 'ha'; eight   や    よう eight   
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ム   private
 
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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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