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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If you believe you've drawn your component correctly but the system is not recognizing it, please:
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Components
1 exact word match found in search 'ニ'
noun
4th in a sequence denoted by the iroha system; 4th note in the diatonic scale (used in key names, etc.)
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504 words found beginning with 'ニ'
noun
Japan
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms)
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noun
news
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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noun
1. (domestic) chicken
2. chicken (meat)  (see also: 鶏肉)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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with a friendly grin; smilingly  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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smile sweetly; smile; grin  (see also: ニコニコ; onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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spurious article; forgery; counterfeit; imitation; sham
(click the word to view an additional 6 forms)
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noun
nuance  (originally from French)
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noun
1. nick
2. NIC  (computer terminology)
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nickel (Ni)
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noun
New Mexico
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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3196 words found containing 'ニ' in any position
noun
Japan
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms)
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noun
Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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ear mites (in cats)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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anonymous FTP  (computer terminology)
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nickel plate; nickel plating  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading)
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mini DVD  (computer terminology)
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noun
adult acne
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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noun
Exchange Rate Mechanism; ERM
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fishnet pygmy goby (Trimma agrena, was Trimma sp.18)
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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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