Kanshudo Component Builder
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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.



For details of all components and their English names, see the Component collections.
Kanshudo Component Builder Help
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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
  3. Look for it in the list
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
  • Don't draw more than one component at a time
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Components

206 examples found

にほんご
日本語
はな
むずかしいです
It's difficult to speak Japanese.
にほんご
日本語
しんぶん
新聞
ないです
Do you have Japanese newspapers?
なん
じょうず
上手
にほんご
日本語
はな

What a good speaker of Japanese!
にほんご
日本語
しんぶん
新聞
ってきてくださいます

Could I get a Japanese newspaper, please?
しゃべるだけ
にほんご
日本語
でき
出来

I'm able to speak, and only speak, Japanese.
にほんご
日本語
わかりません useful
I don’t understand Japanese.
その
がいこくじん
外国人
まったく
にほんご
日本語
らなかった

The foreigner didn't know Japanese at all.
この
どうぶつ
動物
にほんご
日本語
なに
います

What do you call this animal in Japanese?
にほんご
日本語
じょうず
上手
です
Your Japanese is good.
ビル
にほんご
日本語
すこし
はな
ことできる
Bill can speak Japanese a little.
その
がいこくじん
外国人
かなりうまく
にほんご
日本語
はな

The foreigner speaks Japanese fairly well.
わたし
にほんご
日本語
せんせい
先生
なりたい
I want to become a teacher of Japanese.
えいご
英語
おし
えてあげる
わり
にほんご
日本語
しえて
ください
Please teach me Japanese in return for my teaching you English.
にほんご
日本語
この
くに
つか
使
われていません

Japanese is not used in this country.
にほんご
日本語
どう
おも
います

What do you think of Japanese?
にほんご
日本語
よう
せます

Can you make yourself understood in Japanese?
にほんご
日本語
しんぶん
新聞
あります
Do you have any Japanese newspapers?
これ
にほんご
日本語
です
This is Japanese.
にほんご
日本語
じょうずです
(He) is good at reading Japanese.
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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