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
419 word matches found for '小' using reading しょう
noun, noun (prefix)
1. smallness; small item
2. short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days)  (see also: 小の月)
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novel; (short) story
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noun
primary school; elementary school; grade school
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noun
1. little girl; maiden; young lady; female usually between 7 and 18 years old
2. female between 17 and 20 years old (ritsuryo period)  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to reading しょうじょ)
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noun
elementary school student; primary school student; grade school student
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1. sizes (various); large and small
2. daisho (matched pair of long and short swords)
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reduction; curtailment
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
just a minute; small quantity
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noun
elementary school; primary school; grade school  (see also: 小学校; abbreviation)
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noun
small to medium
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noun
1. child; small person  (opposite: 大人)
2. dwarf; midget  (opposite: 巨人; this meaning is restricted to reading こびと)
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noun
small country
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smallest (in size, degree, etc.); least; minimum; minimal  (opposite: 最大)
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young child; infant
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small scale
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'na' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
1. small dose; small quantity
2. narrowmindedness  (esp. 小量)
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1. urine; piss; pee
2. breaking a contract  (colloquialism)
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noun
light eating; spare diet; not eating much
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noun
asteroid
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noun
something very small; essay; literary sketch
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noun
rifle; small arms
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noun
pediatrics
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microscopic
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I; me; my humble self  (epistolary style; humble; male term or language)
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noun
elementary and middle schools
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noun
small fire
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noun
small electoral district; single-member constituency
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noun
platoon
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noun
slight difference
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noun
trifling matter; trifle
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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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