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
MY AVERAGE MASTERY
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36 word matches found for '竹' using reading 'ちく'
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bamboo thicket
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firecracker
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nagi (species of conifer, Nageia nagi)  (often written with kana only)
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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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breaking bamboo
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Rhapis humilis; rhapis  (often written with kana only)
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type of open-ended bamboo flute
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black bamboo
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China pink (species of flower, Dianthus chinensis)  (often written with kana only)
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bamboo material
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tube-shaped fish-paste cake
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Tetragonocalamus quadrangularis (type of bamboo); Chimonobambusa quadrangularis
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type of bamboo  (see also: 四方竹)
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marbled bamboo (Chimonobambusa marmorea)  (often written with kana only)
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light pink (color, colour)
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Chinese sugarcane (Saccharum sinense) (used for making wasanbon)  (see also: 和三盆)
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with great vigour (from the way splitting bamboo goes all down the stick)  (idiomatic expression)
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weird; odd  (slang)
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bamboo writing strip
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Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove; group of 3rd-century Qingtan scholars, writers, and musicians  (see also: 清談)
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childhood friend; old playmate
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centipede plant (Homalocladium platycladum); tapeworm plant; ribbonbush  (often written with kana only)
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bamboo shoots boiled, sliced, fermented, dried or preserved in salt, then soaked in hot water and sea salt  (see also: 麺媽; sensitive)
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Arundo donax  (often written with kana only)
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Bambusa multiplex var. elegans (variety of hedge bamboo)  (see also: 蓬莱竹; often written with kana only)
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hedge bamboo (Bambusa multiplex); golden goddess bamboo  (often written with kana only)
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tall bamboo
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oleander; Nerium oleander var. indicum; rosebay
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bamboo spear
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Chinese temple bamboo (Sinobambusa tootsik); tootsik bamboo  (often written with kana only)
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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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