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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
  • 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.
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The Kanshudo Component Builder can recognize any of the 416 components listed in the chart below the drawing area. Tips:
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  • Try to draw the component as it appears in the kanji you're looking up
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Components
23251 results found using grammar ています
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わたし
なに
おも
います

Can you guess what I have?
あね
あに
だいがく
大学
かよ

Both my sister and brother go to college.
はじ
から

I knew it all along.
しごと
仕事
もう

The job has already been done.
きょう
今日
しんぶん
新聞
まだ

I've not read today's paper yet.
いま
なに
かんが
わかります
Can you imagine what I am thinking now?
いま
なに

What are you doing now?
いぬ

The dog is dead.
つき
もう

The moon is already up.
さかな
にく

They sell fish and meat.
さかな
うみ

Fish live in the sea.
さかな
まだ

Is the fish still alive?
いそ
です
Are you in a hurry?
すること
ことです
Caring means being alive.
たの

Are you enjoying it?
たの
しく

Are you having a good time?
がくせい
学生
たち
みんな
なつやす
夏休
たの
しみ

The students were all looking forward to the summer vacation.
うた
うた
しょうねん
少年
わたし
おとうと
です
The boy singing a song is my brother.
なに
しんぶん
新聞

What newspaper do you take?
なに
りょうり

What are you cooking?
なに

What're you waiting for?
なに
かんが

What are you thinking about?
なに
かんが
わたし
はな
してみません

How about telling me what you have in mind?
なに
です
What are you about?
なに
です
What are you about?
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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