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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:
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  • 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
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Components
MY AVERAGE MASTERY
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250 word matches found for '五' using reading 'ご'
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numeric
five  (伍 is used in legal documents)
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
five o'clock; 5 o'clock
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noun
500 yen; five hundred yen
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
1. half; 50%; tie; evenness
2. 5 parts; 5%
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
May
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noun
15; fifteen
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noun
fifty
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noun
Olympic rings; Olympics
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noun
gobang (game played on go board involving lining up stones); gomoku; Five in a Row
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noun
1. festival (shrine visit) by children aged 7, 5 and 3
2. lucky numbers 7, 5 and 3
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noun
1. twenty-fifth day of the month
2. twenty-five days
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noun
five years
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noun
the Japanese syllabary
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
five minutes
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five people
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noun
the five senses
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rounding (fractions); rounding half up  (yojijukugo)
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in groups of twos and threes; in small groups; literally: three, three, five and five  (yojijukugo)
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noun
1. five colors (usu. red, blue, yellow, white and black); five colours
2. many kinds; varied
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5000 yen
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noun
1. the whole body; limbs  (this meaning is restricted to form 五体)
2. the five styles in Japanese calligraphy  (see also: 行書, 書道, 真書, 草書, 大篆, 八分, 隷書, 楷書, 篆書)
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noun
1. the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, aether)  (Buddhist term)
2. five great wisdom kings  (see also: 五大明王; abbreviation)
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noun
1. wu xing (the five elements of traditional Chinese philosophy: wood, fire, earth, metal and water)
2. five practices of the Bodhisattvas  (Buddhist term)
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to divide into five parts
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noun
five (long cylindrical things)
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noun
fifth son
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noun
1. mixture of ingredients (originally five)
2. mixture of minced vegetables, fish, and meat, mixed in a starch (rice, noodles)  (see also: 五目飯, 五目鮨, 五目そば; abbreviation)
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noun
1. five and seven
2. 35th day after a person's death  (see also: 五七日; abbreviation)
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fifth daughter
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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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