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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
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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.
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The Kanshudo Component Builder can recognize any of the 416 components listed in the chart below the drawing area. Tips:
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Components
42 word matches found for '藻' using reading 'も'
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algae; waterweed; seaweed; duckweed
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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)
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floating watermoss (Salvinia natans)  (often written with kana only)
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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, examples and links)
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Japanese mitten crab (Eriocheir japonica)  (often written with kana only)
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expression
completely empty; vacant; deserted; (everything) gone
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seaweed bed; seaweed forest
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seaweed
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Ochromonas vischeri (species of golden alga)  (often written with kana only)
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star duckweed (Lemna trisulcata); ivy duckweed  (often written with kana only)
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seaweed salt; salt from burning seaweed
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1. hydrilla (species of aquatic plant, Hydrilla verticillata)  (often written with kana only)
2. Papenfussiella kuromo (species of brown algae)
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spiny water nymph (Najas marina); spiny naiad; holly-leaved naiad  (often written with kana only)
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washed-up seaweed; stranded seaweed
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eelgrass (Zostera marina)  (often written with kana only)
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shed skin of snake, insect, etc. (also place left behind)  (see also: 蛻の殻)
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whorl-leaf water milfoil (Myriophyllum verticillatum)  (often written with kana only)
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dwarf eelgrass (Nanozostera japonica); Japanese eelgrass  (often written with kana only)
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small pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus)  (often written with kana only)
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basket star (any brittlestar of family Euryalina); basket fish  (see also: 蜘蛛海星; often written with kana only)
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bladderwort
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Notonecta triguttata (species of backswimmer)  (often written with kana only)
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1. Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)  (see also: 穂咲の総藻; colloquialism)
2. aquatic plants such as hornwort that are commonly used in goldfish tanks, etc.
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dinoflagellate of genus Ceratium  (often written with kana only)
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waterweed (any aquatic plant of genus Elodea, esp. common waterweed, Elodea canadensis)
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Brazilian elodea (species of aquatic plant, Egeria densa)  (often written with kana only)
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1. scraps of seaweed
2. death at sea (metaphor)
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nostoc  (often written with kana only)
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Phyllospadix iwatensis (species of seagrass)  (often written with kana only)
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watery grave (metaphor)
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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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