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For details of all components and their English names, see the Component collections.
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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
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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.
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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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Components
3 exact word matches found in search '掛'
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noun
1. credit  (see also: 掛け売り, 掛け買い; abbreviation)
2. money owed on an account; bill
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings and 4 forms, examples and links)
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1. -clad  (after an article of clothing)
2. in the midst of  (after a -masu stem; often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 3 meanings and 3 forms, examples and links)
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suffix
charge; duty; person in charge; official; clerk  (see also: , 掛かり; 掛 is often used for government offices, railways, etc.)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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79 words found beginning with '掛'
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to take (a resource, e.g. time or money)  (see also: 時間がかかる; often written with kana only)
2. to hang  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 12 meanings and 4 forms, examples and links)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to hang (e.g. picture); to hoist (e.g. sail); to raise (e.g. flag)  (see also: 壁にかける; often written with kana only)
2. to sit  (see also: 腰を掛ける; often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 22 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun
chief clerk
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. starting; engaging
2. expenses; costs  (esp. 掛かり, 掛り)
(click the word to view an additional 3 meanings and 4 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. bargaining; haggling
2. tactics; strategy
(click the word to view an additional 6 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. negotiations; bargaining
2. dialogue; duet
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holding two or more positions concurrently
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yell used to time or encourage activity (e.g. "Heave ho!", "On three ... One, two, three!" in English); enthusiastic shout from the audience (e.g. in kabuki); shouting (in concerts)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun
replacement; substitution; rebuilding; changing  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 3 forms, examples and links)
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noun
hanging scroll
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473 words found containing '掛' in any position
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noun
1. credit  (see also: 掛け売り, 掛け買い; abbreviation)
2. money owed on an account; bill
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings and 4 forms, examples and links)
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1. -clad  (after an article of clothing)
2. in the midst of  (after a -masu stem; often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 3 meanings and 3 forms, examples and links)
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suffix
charge; duty; person in charge; official; clerk  (see also: , 掛かり; 掛 is often used for government offices, railways, etc.)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun
chance; start; cue; excuse; motive; impetus; occasion  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 7 forms, examples and links)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to take (a resource, e.g. time or money)  (see also: 時間がかかる; often written with kana only)
2. to hang  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 12 meanings and 4 forms, examples and links)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to hang (e.g. picture); to hoist (e.g. sail); to raise (e.g. flag)  (see also: 壁にかける; often written with kana only)
2. to sit  (see also: 腰を掛ける; often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 22 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go out (e.g. on an excursion or outing); to leave; to depart; to start; to set out
2. to be about to leave; to be just going out
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. device; contrivance; mechanism; gadget
2. trick; trap; calculated manipulation; gambit
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings and 2 forms, examples and links)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be caught in; to be stuck in
2. to stop by; to drop in for a short visit; to be delayed; to take time
(click the word to view an additional 5 meanings and 3 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. outward appearance
2. apparent
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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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