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Quick search
Kanshudo contains a wealth of Japanese dictionaries - kanji, words, example sentences, grammar and names. Quick Search will search for the best matches for your query across all dictionaries (as well as site search). Quick search is accessible from any page using the search icon on the top right.
Word search
Our Japanese / English dictionary contains over 250,000 words and phrases, and is searchable from Japanese to English or vice versa. Results are prioritized by 'usefulness', our measure of how important each word is for you to know.
English to Japanese dictionary
Kanshudo includes a comprehensive English to Japanese dictionary, searchable alongside our Japanese to English (and kanji / name / example). Search for any English term using Quick search.
Example search
Kanshudo contains a dictionary of over 150,000 Japanese/English sentences. Each sentence shows details of the words and phrases used, as well as grammatical inflections, and the kanji.
Grammar Library
The Kanshudo grammar reference library contains hundreds of articles on Japanese grammar, covering all levels from absolute beginner to advanced.
Mnemonic search
Enter a word (or phrase) to search for all kanji with mnemonics using that word. Only mnemonics using the word/phrase exactly as entered will be found.
Name search
Our dictionary of Japanese names contains over 600,000 entries! Search for names in English or Japanese.
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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.
Change component list
By default the component builder shows the most common components (themselves joyo kanji, or used in at least 3 other joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.

Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Help with the component builder
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.
For any components you recognize, if you know the English meaning or name, start typing it in the text area. Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Alternatively, count the strokes of the component, and scan the list to find it visually.
To find the kanji :
  • Notice that it is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫.
  • 氵 艹 口 all have three strokes, so you could look in the list in the 3 stroke section. 夫 has four strokes.
  • Alternatively, you could start typing 'water' (氵), 'grass' (艹), 'mouth' (口) or 'husband' (夫) in the search area, and the components will be highlighted in yellow.
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.