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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
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
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Components
872 examples found containing '目'
くうき
空気
えない

Air is invisible.
にほんじん
日本人
くろ

The Japanese have dark eyes.
わたし
わたし

I see with my eyes.
くち
ほど
もの

The eyes are as eloquent as the tongue.
あの
しょうじょ
少女
あお

That girl's eyes are blue.
けていられません

I can't keep my eyes open.
かかる
じかん
時間
ありません
I have no time to see you.
わり
から
ぎょう
からはじめよう
Let's begin at the last line but one.
けてみろ

Open your eyes.
けて
ください
Open your eyes, please.
だいほん
台本
とお
しておいて
ください
Please go over the script.
ひどい
あいます
You'll have a hard time.
わたし
よくないのでめがねかけなければならない
My sight isn't good; I have to wear glasses.
けておく

Keep your eyes open.
わたし
みぎ
えない

I am blind in the right eye.
かかる
ねん
ぶり
です
We haven't seen you in the past four years.
アルバイト
はじ
めて
きょう
今日
ふつか
2日
です
Today is my second day of my side job.
とう
さん
まいあさ
毎朝
しんぶん
新聞
とお

My dad has a look at the newspaper every morning.
あなた
わる
です
Are your eyes bad?
たいてい
とり
ひるま
昼間
しか
えない

Most birds can see only by day.
かかる
たの
しみ
していました
I've been looking forward to meeting you.
ひどい
あった
I had a devil of a time.
10ページ
ぎょう
みなさい
Let's begin with the fifth line on page 10.
なが
くだ
さい

I hope you won't expect results immediately.
わたし
いろ
しきべつ
識別
にくくなってきた
My eyes have become less appreciative of colors.
つらい
あった
I had a hard time of it.
かのじょ
彼女
かれ
くばせした
She cocked an eye at him.
かのじょ
彼女
ある
She has an eye for the beautiful.
また
かかれる
たの
しみ
しております
I am looking forward to seeing you again.
けて
まで
じていてくれない

Keep your eyes closed until I tell you to open them.
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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