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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If you believe you've drawn your component correctly but the system is not recognizing it, please:
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Components
1 exact word match found in search '日本人'
noun
Japanese person; Japanese people
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading)
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6 words found beginning with '日本人'
noun
Japanese expat organization
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noun
Japantown (esp. historical Japantowns in Southeast Asia founded in the 16th-17th centuries)
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noun
theories of Japanese cultural or racial uniqueness
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noun
school for Japanese outside of Japan
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un-Japanese in appearance or character
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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(same as above)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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11 partial word matches found in search '日本人'
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. day; days  (this meaning is restricted to form 日)
2. sun; sunshine; sunlight
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning and 2 forms)
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noun
1. Sunday  (see also: 日曜; abbreviation)
suffix
2. day (of the month)  (also んち or ち)
(click the word to view an additional 2 meanings)
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noun (suffix)
1. day of month
counter
2. counter for days
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noun
Japan
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 4 forms)
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noun
1. origin; source  (usu. 元)
2. base; basis; foundation; root  (esp. 基)
(click the word to view an additional 8 meanings and 4 forms)
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noun
1. book; volume; script  (see also: ご本)
prefix
2. this; present
(click the word to view an additional 3 meanings)
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the person himself
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counter
1. counter for people
noun
2. person  (usu. in compound words; this meaning is restricted to reading にん)
(click the word to view an additional 2 readings)
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suffix
1. -ian (e.g. Italian); -ite (e.g. Tokyoite); indicates nationality, race, origin, etc.
2. -er (e.g. performer, etc.); person working with ...; indicates expertise (in a certain field)
(click the word to view an additional 1 meaning)
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suffix
person
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noun
1. man; person
2. human being; mankind; people
(click the word to view an additional 5 meanings and 2 forms)
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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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