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 '藻'
algae; waterweed; seaweed; duckweed
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12 words found beginning with '藻'
seaweed; algae
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1. to struggle; to wriggle; to squirm; to writhe  (often written with kana only)
2. to be impatient  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus and Sphaerotrichia divaricata, types of edible seaweed)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms)
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noun
Japanese mitten crab (Eriocheir japonica)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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expression
completely empty; vacant; deserted; (everything) gone
(click the word to view an additional 5 forms)
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noun
seaweed bed; seaweed forest
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noun
seaweed salt; salt from burning seaweed
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noun
shed skin of snake, insect, etc. (also place left behind)  (see also: 蛻の殻)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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1. scraps of seaweed
2. death at sea (metaphor)
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77 words found containing '藻' in any position
algae; waterweed; seaweed; duckweed
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noun
seaweed
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seaweed; algae
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1. to struggle; to wriggle; to squirm; to writhe  (often written with kana only)
2. to be impatient  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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noun
wakame (species of edible brown seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 5 forms)
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noun
mozuku (Cladosiphon okamuranus and Sphaerotrichia divaricata, types of edible seaweed)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 4 forms)
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noun
floating watermoss (Salvinia natans)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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1. common hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)  (often written with kana only)
2. Analipus japonicus (species of brown alga)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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Japanese mitten crab (Eriocheir japonica)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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devil weed (Sargassum horneri)  (often written with kana only)
(click the word to view an additional 1 form)
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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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