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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)
  • 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 177 words, 1 kanji, and 5 examples matching '貝'
Word search: 177 matches
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noun
shell; shellfish
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noun
1. Japanese babylon (species of shelled mollusk, Babylonia japonica); Japanese ivory shell  (often written with kana only)
2. spinning top (traditionally made from a Japanese babylon shell)  (see also: 貝独楽; abbreviation)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
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noun
shell
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1
5
noun
shell heap; shell mound; kitchen midden
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
6
noun
marine products; seafood; fish and shellfish
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
6
Kanji search: 1 match
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かい shellfish   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
K
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
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Example search: 5 matches
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かい
ない
I don't like shellfish.
すなはま
砂浜
いろんな
かい
ひろ
じつ
たの
しい

It’s a lot of fun to pick up shells on a sandy beach.
すなはま
砂浜
いろんな
かい
ひろ
じつ
たの
しい

It is a lot of fun picking various shells on the sands.
わたし
してる
かい
かせき
化石
です
What I have in my hand is a fossil seashell.
かりょく
火力
なべ
かい
しゅるい
種類
による
It depends on the strength of the flame, the pan used and the type of ingredients.
 
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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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