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Kanshudo testimonials

Kanshudo is actively used by many Japanese students, and we have received a lot of positive feedback. Here's a sample of what some of our users enjoy about the Kanshudo system.
"I want to congratulate you on the great job you’ve done! Kanshudo has amazing content and innovative strategies. Your approach is refreshing and I’m so happy to have found this resource. Good luck and keep going!"
Inês M.
"Kanshudo is great, thank you so much! You are so awesome :) I especially love the new feature for creating flashcards from example sentences."
Ewa O.
"Thanks so much! Your support is phenomenal."
Sheralynn S.
"Great site! Exactly what is needed for online Japanese learning at this moment. There are very few sites out there that integrate learning kanji, vocabulary and grammar in such a competent way. Well done!"
Jenni F.
"I'm really enjoying Kanshudo so far. Thank you for creating a great set of tools. I especially like the sentence and kanji builders - they are very unique and helpful."
Nate W.
"I think it's great that you show which reading is the most used reading for a kanji. That has always been a problem for me, to detect which reading I should pay most attention to, so thank you very much for showing this info.
Agnese K.
"I'm looking forward to using my Pro account, as I found your website immensely helpful, especially the Kanji mnemonics!"
Teresa G.
"Since I started using Kanshudo, when reading Japanese text, I have become considerably more likely to look up an unfamiliar kanji on Kanshudo, rather than using a dictionary, especially because it is then easy to add them to my flashcards.
This multi-functionality (including other features) is a very strong plus for the site."
Mark D.
"Thank you so much! :) I'm very happy with what I'm seeing so far on Kanshudo's tracking and quizzing system, and I think it's going to prove to be a great investment in my 日本語 studies."
Sydney F.
"I have tried this site and it's REALLY good. The companion for text books is really useful and the flashcard setup is the easiest I've ever used, Anki is nowhere near as easy to use. Also it works on my phone's browser so I can do bits when I'm out if I want to as well. The admin team are really great, I've spoken to them a few times and they really do give a human response, very good service. I've taken a 12 month sub - $30 for 12 months? It's nothing. And if you go through the free stuff up to the paywall, you end up with a voucher that takes it down to $24. Very very impressed so far."
Stuart K.
"Thank you for all your help and patience! I love this site!"
Mari M.
"I love Kanshudo! It is so much fun and my Kanji has improved dramatically. I look forward to studying every day."
Juliette S.
"I've been using Kanshudo for about 6 months. I knew some kanji before but probably only about 200 really well, and I never managed to stick to learning them. Now I know about 1000. The thing that has really helped me remember them is the way Kanshudo shows you each kanji as built up out of components, and gives you a mnemonic (memorable sentence) for each. The kanji wheel that helps you visualize your progress is also quite motivational. I really recommend it."
Lesley W.
"I must say I really love your website and have recommended it all to my friends also studying Japanese! It's the best aid I've found for my self study sessions!
Siânny T.
"I can see that a lot of thought and effort has gone into creating Kanshudo. I like it a lot and already feel that I am learning fast. Great job!"
Maria C.
"Wow, this site is actually amazing. I did the first three lessons which were free and I earned 2 free months already. And it's so inexpensive compared to other Japanese sites I've found. I'm in shock!"
Morgan M.
"I love the different exercises for practicing kanji. My favourite is the sentences with the kanji missed out. I find a system like that makes it so much easier for me to remember the kanji. Then of course the flash cards and the repetition system is great. I love the wheel format too! It makes it really clear to see where I'm at. I also love that you can earn pro membership through studying. That is a fantastic motivator!"
Gillian H.
"I am loving this website. It's really useful. Thank you very much for making it."
Akib H.
"I have subscribed to Kanshudo and so far my experience has been pleasurable; kanji has never been something that I found myself doing well (or at all) but I feel like I can more forward more."
Joshua C.
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Change component list
By default the component builder shows the most common components (themselves joyo kanji, or used in at least 3 other joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.



Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Help with the component builder
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.
For any components you recognize, if you know the English meaning or name, start typing it in the text area. Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Alternatively, count the strokes of the component, and scan the list to find it visually.
Example
To find the kanji :
  • Notice that it is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫.
  • 氵 艹 口 all have three strokes, so you could look in the list in the 3 stroke section. 夫 has four strokes.
  • Alternatively, you could start typing 'water' (氵), 'grass' (艹), 'mouth' (口) or 'husband' (夫) in the search area, and the components will be highlighted in yellow.
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.