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
15 word matches found for '乙' using reading おつ
1. second (party to an agreement); the B party (e.g. in a contract); the latter; defendant  (see also: )
2. stylish; chic; spicy; witty; tasty; romantic
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1. A and B; excellent and good; similarity
2. discrimination; discernment; distinction
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thirty-second of the sexagenary cycle  (see also: 干支)
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A, B, C and D; first, second, third and fourth
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ABC; 1, 2 and 3
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chartering broker (arranges customs clearance and shipping details for trade goods); freight forwarding agent  (abbr. of 乙種海運仲立業; abbreviation)
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expression
it is difficult to say which of the two is better
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noun
B-grade; second-class  (see also: 甲乙丙)
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second division of the night (approx. 9 pm to 11 pm)  (archaic)
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second-class cruiser
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the former and the latter; A and B
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strange taste; spicy taste
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expression
one man's meat is another man's poison; one man's medicine is another man's poison
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expression, 'su' godan verb
to affect a serene mood; affect a serious demeanor; to act prudishly; to assume an air of superiority
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arguments pro and con  (yojijukugo)
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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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