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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.



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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
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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
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Components
60304 results found using grammar
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しごと
仕事
くるま
しよう
使用
しています

I use my car for work.
ようこ
洋子
さん
えいご
英語
はな
します

Yoko speaks English, doesn't she?
あした
明日
でんわ
電話
ってる

Give me a ring tomorrow.
あした
明日
なに
するつもりです
What are you going to do tomorrow?
あした
明日
あさ
この
てがみ
手紙
して
ください
Mail this letter tomorrow morning.
ほん
んでいる
しょうじょ
少女
ケート
The girl reading a book is Kate.
ほん
とてもおもしろい
Reading books is very interesting.
ほん
こと
たいせつ
大切
です
To read books is important.
ほん
いた
ことあります
Have you ever written a book?
ほん
くだ
さい

I'd like a book.
はは
あたら
しい
ふく
つく
った

Mother made a new piece of clothing.
はは
わたし
こと
ちち
はな
した

Mother told Father about me.
はは
わたし
その
ほん
ってくれました

Mother bought me the book.
ほどう
歩道
ある
きなさい

Walk on the pavement.
ふく
ました

Have you finished dressing?
ちち
らいねん
来年
かいがい
海外
りょこう
旅行
する
My father will travel abroad next year.
ちち
わたし
くるま
あらわせた
My father made me wash the car.
ちち
わたし
その
ほん
ってくれました

Father bought me the book.
ちち
はな
みず
やっている
Father is watering flowers.
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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