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
9 exact word matches found in search 'しょく'
noun
1. meal; (one's) diet; food; foodstuff; foodstuffs
2. eclipse (solar, lunar, etc.)  (see also: 星食; astronomy, etc. term)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. job; work; employment; occupation; position
2. duties
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 1 form, examples and links)
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noun
1. table; desk
counter
2. counter for tables, desks, etc.  (this meaning is restricted to reading たく)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 meanings, examples and links)
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noun
1. layman (esp. as opposed to a Buddhist monk); laity; man of the world; the world
2. local manners; modern customs
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 meanings, examples and links)
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noun, noun (prefix)
continuation; sequel
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading, examples and links)
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counter
counter for colours
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noun
Shu (one of the Three Kingdoms competing for control of China after the fall of the Han Dynasty); Shu Han
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noun
first five syllables (of a tanka); first line (of a poem)
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noun
1. light; lamp
noun, noun (suffix)
2. obsolete unit of luminous intensity (approx. 1.0067 candela)
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54 words found beginning with 'しょく'
noun
eating habits
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
5
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occupation; business
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
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noun
1. meal
2. to eat
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noun
(loaf of) bread; bread in a rectangular shape
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
4
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noun
1. dining room; dining hall; cafeteria; messroom
2. restaurant; eatery; snack bar; diner
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
3
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noun
food; food products; foodstuffs
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
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noun
food
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staff member; personnel
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proper noun
Public Employment Security Office  (see also: 公共職業安定所; abbreviation)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
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noun
one's post; place of work; workplace
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3
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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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