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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:
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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
333 word matches found for '掛' using reading 'か'
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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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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to address (someone); to accost a person; to talk (to someone)
2. to begin to talk; to start a conversation
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun
seat; bench
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to sit (down)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to hang (something) on (something); to throw on (clothes)
2. to hook; to catch; to trap; to ensnare
(click the word to view an additional 4 meanings and 3 forms, examples and links)
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noun
call; appeal
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to call out to; to accost; to address (crowd); to appeal
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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to come near to; to approach
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to (happen to) see; to notice; to catch sight of
(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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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to chase; to run after; to pursue
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to start; to begin; to commence
2. to challenge; to pick (a fight); to make (war)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms, examples and links)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to begin; to set about; to start
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms, examples and links)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to chase; to run after; to pursue  (see also: 追っ掛ける)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. bargaining; haggling
2. tactics; strategy
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noun
1. negotiations; bargaining
2. dialogue; duet
(click the word to view an additional 6 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. wall-mounted ornament; wall hanging
noun or verb acting prenominally
2. wall-mounted; wall ...
(click the word for examples and links)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to just appear; to be half out; to be on the tip of one's tongue
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. women's bridal robe with trailing skirts worn over a kimono
2. ending play for the day; leaving a game unfinished (esp. Go)  (this meaning is restricted to form 打ち掛け)
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms, examples and links)
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noun
1. about to start out; just about to leave or go out  (see also: 出掛け; oft. used as a greeting in the form of お出かけですか?; honorific; polite (teineigo) language)
2. outing; trip
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms, examples and links)
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noun, adverb
1. (being) about to start out; (being) about to leave  (see also: お出掛け; usu. 出掛けに, etc.)
2. having just left; (being) on the way
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms, examples and links)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to lean against; to recline on; to lean on
2. to rely on; to depend on
(click the word to view an additional 5 forms, examples and links)
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expression
please sit down; please have a seat  (and many other meanings of 掛ける; often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms, examples and links)
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expression, ichidan verb, transitive verb
to weigh on one's mind; to trouble one's heart; to be concerned about; to worry about
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
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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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