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
1 exact word match found in search '竹'
noun
1. bamboo
2. middle (of a three-tier ranking system)
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65 words found beginning with '竹'
noun
bamboo thicket
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading)
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noun
nagi (species of conifer, Nageia nagi)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms)
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noun
(walk on) stilts; bamboo horse
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading)
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noun
bamboo sword (for kendo); bamboo fencing stick  (martial arts term)
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noun
1. bamboo shoot  (often written with kana only)
2. inexperienced doctor; quack  (see also: 筍医者; abbreviation; often written with kana only; this meaning is restricted to reading たけのこ)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms)
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noun
bamboo work
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noun
red gurnard (Chelidonichthys spinosus); gurnet; sea robin  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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noun
Asian keelback (Amphiesma vibakari)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms)
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noun
bamboo charcoal
(click the word to view an additional 2 readings)
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noun
bamboo basket
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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123 words found containing '竹' in any position
noun
1. bamboo
2. middle (of a three-tier ranking system)
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noun
bamboo thicket
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading)
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noun
firecracker
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noun
bamboo grass; generally smaller species of running bamboo that do not shed their sheaths (e.g. Sasa spp.)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms)
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nagi (species of conifer, Nageia nagi)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 2 forms)
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noun
green bamboo
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noun
(walk on) stilts; bamboo horse
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading)
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noun
bamboo sword (for kendo); bamboo fencing stick  (martial arts term)
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noun
1. bamboo shoot  (often written with kana only)
2. inexperienced doctor; quack  (see also: 筍医者; abbreviation; often written with kana only; this meaning is restricted to reading たけのこ)
(click the word to view an additional 3 forms)
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noun
1. pine, bamboo and plum (together an auspicious grouping)
2. high, middle and low (ranking); top, middle and bottom; upper, medium, lower; first, second and third (class)  (from 松 down to 梅)
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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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