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
72 word matches found for '左' using reading 'さ'
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left (esp. in vertical Japanese writing); the following
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1. left and right
2. influence; control; domination
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left-wing (politics)  (opposite: 右翼)
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left wing
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1. left arm  (see also: 右腕)
2. left-handed (baseball pitcher)  (this meaning is restricted to reading さわん)
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left bank (of a river)
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undermentioned (statement); following; at left  (primarily used in vertical writing)
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interjection (kandoushi)
good-bye  (often written with kana only)
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left side
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plasterer
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extreme left; ultraleft
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between left and center fielders (centre)
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noun
1. drinker; wine lover
2. left (wing); leftist
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demotion; relegation; reduction in rank; degradation; downward move
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port (left side of vessel)
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style of gagaku based on Tang-era Chinese music and ancient Indian song and dance  (see also: 左方の楽; abbreviation; archaic)
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as following
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plan which is shown on the left; left-most plan; map on the left (chart, graph)  (see also: 右図)
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left side (of an equation, expression, etc.); LHS  (see also: 右辺; mathematics)
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adverb, conjunction
not so; not particularly; not very; not that much  (often written with kana only)
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to equivocate; to beat around the bush
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left ventricle
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style of gagaku based on Tang-era Chinese music and ancient Indian song and dance  (see also: 唐楽; archaic)
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turning to the left; left turn  (see also: 右折)
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expression, adverb
so ... that ...; to that extent; to that degree
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move about in confusion; go every which way; going right and left; this way and that  (yojijukugo)
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left-most
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kern  (computer terminology)
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chart at the left
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levocardia
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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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