Comparative Chinese “character etymology” tool
Input kanji/hànzì (will only search the first character):
in 4 online dictionaries.
character to each dictionary’s preferred form.
- Morohashi’s Dai Kanwa Jiten:
- Henshall’s A guide to remembering Japanese characters:
- Bernhard Karlgren’s Analytic Dictionary of Chinese and Sino-Japanese:
- The Kāngxī Zìdiǎn:
Lookup the character
- at the Unihan database
- at Jisho.org
- at the Kāngxī Zìdiǎn Online Edition