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
Not finding your component?
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 '筆'
noun
writing brush
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78 words found beginning with '筆'
noun
writer (often in self-reference); author
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(taking) notes; copying
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1. brush tip
2. first on a list
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning, examples and links)
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1. handwriting
noun
2. calligraphy specimen; example of penmanship; holograph
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 3 forms, examples and links)
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noun
writing implement
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noun
alias; pseudonym; pen name; nom de plume
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communicating in writing
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noun
written and spoken words; description
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noun
stroke order
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noun
literary style; stroke of the brush; touch
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194 words found containing '筆' in any position
noun
writing brush
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noun
pencil
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writing (e.g. as a profession)
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noun
writer (often in self-reference); author
(click the word for examples and links)
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(taking) notes; copying
(click the word for examples and links)
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4
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noun
essays; miscellaneous writings; literary jottings
(click the word to view an additional 1 form, examples and links)
2
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1. brush tip
2. first on a list
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noun
fountain pen
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special mention
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noun
paintbrush
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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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