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
32 exact word matches found in search 'しょう'
noun, noun (suffix)
prize; award
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noun
1. chapter; section
2. medal
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. quotient  (see also: ; mathematics)
2. dealing; dealer; store
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'na' adjective, noun (suffix)
illness
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noun
phenomenon
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5
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noun
commander; general; leader
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noun
1. surname; family name
2. hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)  (see also: ; this meaning is restricted to reading せい)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to be burdened with; to take responsibility for; to carry on back or shoulder
2. to have (something) in the background; to be in front (of something)
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noun, noun (prefix)
1. smallness; small item
2. short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days)  (see also: 小の月)
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1. workman; artisan; mechanic; carpenter
2. craft; skill
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246 words found beginning with 'しょう'
noun
boy; juvenile; young boy; youth; lad
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noun
1. little girl; maiden; young lady; female usually between 7 and 18 years old
2. female between 17 and 20 years old (ritsuryo period)  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to reading しょうじょ)
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novel; (short) story
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introduction; presentation; referral; listing
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noun
commodity; article of commerce; goods; stock; merchandise
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
future (usually near); prospects
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noun
primary school; elementary school; grade school
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to produce; to yield; to cause  (see also: 生ずる)
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
2. to result from; to arise; to be generated  (see also: 生ずる)
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1. obstacle; impediment; hindrance; difficulty; barrier
2. handicap; impairment; disability; disorder; malfunction  (see also: 視力障害; this meaning is restricted to reading しょうがい)
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consumption; expenditure
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2
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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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