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
Not finding your component?
If you believe you've drawn your component correctly but the system is not recognizing it, please:
Let us know!
Components
993 words found beginning with 'メ'
noun
1. menu  (originally from French)
2. schedule; program; programme  (this meaning is restricted to reading メニュー)
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memo; note; memorandum
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manufacturer; maker
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1. metre; meter  (often written with kana only; originally from French)
2. meter (i.e. a gauge); gauge  (see also: メーター)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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message
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media
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1. email  (abbreviation)
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2. mail (usu. in phrases and compound words)
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member; participant; attendee; lineup (sport)
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1. meter (i.e. measuring device)
2. metre (i.e. 100 cm); meter  (see also: メートル)
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1. major
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2. Major (oil companies)
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3799 words found containing 'メ' in any position
1. absurd; unreasonable; nonsensical; preposterous; incoherent  (often written with kana only)
2. extreme; senseless; reckless; wanton
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computer animation
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email address  (computer terminology)
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message-id
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USB flash drive; USB memory stick; thumb drive  (see also: フラッシュメモリー; computer terminology)
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G-man; FBI agent
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DVD containing a slideshow of still images (usually of women)  (originally from 'image DVD')
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messenger RNA; mRNA
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email; electronic mail  (computer terminology)
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animated GIF; animated Graphics Interchange Format  (computer terminology)
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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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