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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
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33 examples found containing '漢'
きょうかん
凶漢
おう
ばしゃ
馬車
ばくだん
爆弾
げつけた

A fanatic threw a bomb at the king's coach.
かれ
その
かんし
漢詩
にくぶと
肉太
いた

He wrote the Chinese poem in bold strokes.
しんぶん
新聞
ために
すく
なくとも
BKレベル
かんじ
漢字
べんきょう
勉強
しなければならない

You will need to study at least BK level kanji in order to be able to read a newspaper.
しんにょう
之繞
かんじ
漢字
にょう
ひとつ

The 'move' radical is one of the left-bottom kanji radicals.
あっかん
悪漢
きんせん
金銭
とうろくき
登録機
かね
ようきゅう
要求
した

The bandits demanded all money in the register.
かんじ
漢字
むずか
しい

Kanji are difficult to read.
きゃくいん
脚韻
ひょうそく
平仄
かんし
漢詩
きほんてき
基本的
ルールなっています
Rhyme and meter form the essential rules of Chinese poetry.
ぼうかん
暴漢
ピストル
はっしゃ
発射
された

A ruffian's pistol went off.
かれ
たいしょくかん
大食漢

He is a big eater.
かれ
かんじ
漢字
まった
けない

He can't write any kanji.
きみ
かんし
漢詩
んだ
ことあります
Have you ever read any Chinese poems?
ケリー
たいしょくかん
大食漢

Kelly eats like a horse.
きゅう
かんじ
漢字
どれだけ
おぼ
えています

How many grade four kanji have you memorised?
ちかん
痴漢
ほんとう
本当
おんな
てき
ぜったい
絶対
ゆる
さない
です
A molester is truly the enemy of women. I'll never let them get away with it.
きょう
今日
かんじ
漢字
ある
We have a kanji dictation test today.
かんじ
漢字
とき
てん
はらい
つけてなるべく
はや
ていねい
きましょ

When drawing kanji be careful of dots and sweeps, write as carefully and quickly as possible.
おうちゃく
横着
しないで
おそ
わった
かんじ
漢字
つか
使
なさい
Don't be lazy, use the kanji you've been taught.
ちかてつ
地下鉄
ちかん
痴漢
こた
えられない

I can't stand dirty old men in the subway.
そぼ
祖母
かんぽうやく
漢方薬
いちばん
一番
いい
しん
じている

Grandmother believes that Chinese medicines are the best.
きみ
この
かんじ
漢字
めます

Can you read this kanji?
かんぶん
漢文
しけん
試験
まんてん
満点
せいと
生徒
ほとんどいません
Almost no students get full marks in Chinese classics.
かのじょ
彼女
こんな
むずか
しい
かんじ
漢字
めます

She can read even this difficult a kanji.
かんじ
漢字
すこ
おし
えて
ください
Teach me some kanji, please.
かんじ
漢字
マスターするなら
かんしゅうどう
漢習道
いちばん
一番

Kanshudo is the fastest way to kanji mastery.
この
かんじ
漢字
どういう
いみ
意味
です
What does this kanji mean?
この
かんぽうやく
漢方薬
つづ
ければ
でしょ
If you continue to take this herbal medicine, it will do you good.
かんじ
漢字
べんきょう
勉強
たいへん
大変
しんぶん
新聞
ために勉強しないわけにはいかない
Studying kanji is hard, but you can't very well not do it if you want to read a newspaper.
かく
メディアでも
ことし
今年
かんじ
漢字
こしょう
呼称
もち
いられる

The mass media often refers to it as 'kanji of the year'.
かんじ
漢字
なんて
です
It's kanji that I like.
しけん
試験
うかるために
かんじ
漢字
まいにち
毎日
べんきょう
勉強
しています

I study kanji every day, so I can pass the exam.
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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