Components

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 / 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.

Example

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.
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Example sentence search

Type or paste any Japanese or English into the search area. Kanshudo will search for example sentences containing your search text.
Tip: separate words (English or Japanese) with spaces. Kanshudo will search for sentences containing all words, in any order. For example:
日本語 話す.
If you are only interested in the kanji, use Kanji search. If you are looking for the meaning of a specific word, use Word search.
See ADVANCED SEARCH for more ways to search Kanshudo.
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), and KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). For more information see credits.
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