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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expression
may; might; perhaps; may be; possibly  (often written with kana only)
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particle
1. indicates a question (sometimes rhetorical)  (was written as 歟, used at sentence-end)
2. or; whether or not  (after each alternative)
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noun
1. duck  (often written with kana only)
2. easy mark; sucker; sitting duck  (often written with kana only)
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particle
may; might; perhaps; may be; possibly  (see also: かもしれない; abbreviation)
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noun
mosquito
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noun, noun (suffix)
passable; acceptable; tolerable; fair
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. lesson
2. section (in an organization); division; department
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noun
1. addition; increase
2. Canada  (see also: 加奈陀; abbreviation)
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. department; section; faculty; school; arm
2. course (of study); branch of study; specialization
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noun
rack; mount; stand
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particle
1. too; also; in addition; as well; (not) either (in a negative sentence)
2. both A and B; A as well as B; neither A nor B (in a negative sentence)  (as AもBも)
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noun
mock examination; trial examination  (see also: 模擬試験; abbreviation)
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if; in case; supposing  (often written with kana only)
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interjection (kandoushi)
excuse me! (when calling out to someone)
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algae; waterweed; seaweed; duckweed
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particle, conjunction
(at the end of a phrase) notes one (of several) reasons
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numeric
four  (肆 is used in legal documents)
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. death; decease
2. death penalty (by strangulation or decapitation)  (see also: 五刑; archaic)
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noun
poem; verse of poetry
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noun, noun (suffix)
city
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noun (suffix), noun
history
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noun (suffix), counter
magazine  (see also: 雑誌; abbreviation)
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noun
official; civil service
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1. nonexistent; not being (there)  (see also: 亡い; often written with kana only)
2. unpossessed; unowned; not had
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particle
1. (sentence end, mainly masc.) indicates emotion or emphasis
2. (used with masu stem verb) command  (from なさい; abbreviation)
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auxiliary adjective
1. not  (verb-negating suffix, may indicate question or invitation with rising intonation)
2. emphatic suffix  (see also: 忙しない; after the root of an adjective)
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noun
1. name; given name
2. title
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noun
1. greens; vegetables
2. rape (Brassica napus); rapeseed
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suffix
inside; within  (opposite: )
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particle
strengthens a question, assertion, etc.  (see also: かい, ぞい, だい, わい; familiar language)
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noun
1. stomach
2. Chinese "stomach" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)  (see also: 胃宿, 白虎; astronomy, etc. term)
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noun
well
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noun, noun (suffix)
medicine; the healing art; healing; curing; doctor
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greatness
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counter
1. rank; place (e.g. first place)
2. decimal place
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grammar; syntax  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
diction; grammar; syntax; usage; wording  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
Japanese grammar
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noun
compositional rules; musical grammar
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noun
Japanese grammar
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noun
descriptive grammar  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
generative grammar  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
usage; rules of grammar
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possible grammar
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core grammar
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lexical-functional grammar; LFG  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
systemic grammar  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
universal grammar  (linguistics terminology)
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grammar rule  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
grammar (book)
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noun
transformational grammar  (see also: 生成文法; linguistics terminology)
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noun
school grammar (esp. middle school grammar)
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noun
grammar error; syntax error  (computer terminology)
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grammar checker  (computer terminology)
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context-sensitive grammar  (computer terminology)
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lexical-functional grammar; LFG  (linguistics terminology)
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noun
prescriptive grammar  (linguistics terminology; opposite: 記述文法)
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noun
grammar of the classical literature; classical grammar
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noun
colloquial grammar; grammar of modern spoken and written japanese
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kanbun grammar  (see also: 漢文)
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grammar school
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grammar; syntax  (linguistics terminology)
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1. glamour; glamor; glamour girl; glamor girl
2. buxom; full-breasted
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noun
grammar
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noun
English grammar
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noun
mung bean (Vigna radiata); green gram
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(same as above)
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noun
gram atom
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noun
gram stain
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noun
gram molecule
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mole; mol; gram molecule  (chemistry term, physics terminology; originally from German 'Mol')
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noun
gram ion
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noun
mung bean; green gram
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noun
black gram (Vigna mungo); black lentil  (often written with kana only)
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noun
gram; gramme  (often written with kana only)
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noun
mung bean (Vigna radiata); green gram
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noun
black gram (Vigna mungo); black lentil  (often written with kana only)
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gram equivalent
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G clef; treble clef  (music term)
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G minor  (music term)
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G major  (music term)
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key of G  (music term)
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noun
G clef; treble clef  (see also: ト音記号; music term)
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noun (suffix), noun
1. video game  (see also: ゲーム; abbreviation)
noun
2. sol; so; G  (music term)
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noun
G; g
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(same as above)
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noun
G major  (music term)
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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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