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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
431 word matches found for '大' using reading たい
convention; tournament; mass meeting; rally
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1. majority; more than half; most (of)
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
2. mostly; largely; mainly; predominately; nearly
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1. very; greatly
2. immense; enormous; great
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1. important; necessary; indispensable
2. beloved; precious; dear; cherished; valuable
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noun
atmosphere
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ambassador
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noun
great war; great battle
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1. continent
noun
2. continental Asia (esp. mainland China)
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noun
large country; major powers
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1. mostly; ordinarily; usually; generally  (often written with kana only)
2. probably
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noun
Taisho era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
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noun
embassy
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large quantity; massive (quantity); mass (e.g. mass production, mass transit, mass destruction)
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noun
large amount of money; great cost
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noun
large tree
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general public; the masses
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noun
great mountain
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noun
large fire
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noun
Atlantic Ocean
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noun
big prize; first prize
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general classification
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noun
epic
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ocean
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noun
expert
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noun
large river  (see also: 大川)
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(not so) much; (not) very  (often written with kana only)
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1. general; admiral
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2. boss; leader; local kingpin
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considerable; great; important; significant; a big deal
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noun
1. grand shrine; famous shrine  (Shinto term; this meaning is restricted to reading たいしゃ)
2. Izumo Grand Shrine  (Shinto term; abbreviation)
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noun
gun; cannon; artillery
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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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