Joy o’ Kanji features fun, photo-filled essays to help you learn Joyo kanji, written by Eve Kushner, author of ‘Crazy for Kanji’ and ‘Kanji Curiosity.’. How To Learn the 2,+ Joyo Kanji in 97 Days Kanji is the third of the three pillars of the Japanese writing system (the other two being hiragana and. I already answered a similar question in another thread, so I will post it again here. The answer is quite long, however be sure to read through all of it, as it.

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Vuredel I think the indignation comes from how ridiculously joo the list is and the fact that it affects us all who are learning Japanese negatively to some degree. Too smart, in my book.

We don’t know a whole lot about the process behind choosing what kanji go into the Joyo list, but I would say it’s rife with bureaucratic nonsense. So what if there are a small number of imperfections if the bulk of the work is janji In the age of universal education, kanji using countries have the same levels of literacy as alphabet using countries.

2136 Jōyō Kanji by Grade

In the past, I learned grade 1, then grade 2, then grade 3 Jouyou kanji. Yes but that has the same pronounciation.

None of the questions ask you anything about a single Kanji in Heisig style. I’ve encountered itnot that it’s common. The main thing that it did benefit me in was in learning new vocabulary. Some years later, as a side effect of reading, I now know a nice percentage of Jouyou kanji.


It’s taught to kids in school, it’s used for designing kanji lists, etc. While the vast majority of the contents are going to be chosen by editors based on factors such as frequency and general usefulness, there will likely be some baffling omissions simply based on the fact that they can’t include every possible word.

Still, thanks for all the info. Views Read Edit View history. Raichu The literacy moyo is no longer valid. It’s hard to draw a line and say, “this will be understood, but this won’t.

That there were surely political aspects and committee decisions involved is part of life. Chinese Traditional characters Simplified characters first round second round Debate. Sometimes their pronunciation is great and you can understand no ioyo, sometimes their accent is so thick you have trouble. Typographic symbols Japanese punctuation Iteration mark. Asking “How do I learn Japanese? Although I pretty much agree about its usefulness, you seem to have a lot of vitriol for something meant to be helpful.

I did however read in lanji article that starting with this reform they will be revising kanji policies more often in reaction to the quick pace of change of kanji usage in the information age.

Nothing more, nothing less. Out of interest, how are they planning on fitting them into the school curriculum? And it helps a lot for the publishing companies or writers to know what to add furigana to and what to leave alone. Right now im at just below jouyou kanj, without this list id have utterly no idea as to how many i know, and for that i am grateful.


The Jouyou Kanji

Discussion from pretty long ago. And I bet it’s used WAY more often than platform thanks to website layouts. I would rather compare the Joyo list to something like an “abridged” pocket English dictionary.

The jouyou kanji list is the sum of all the characters taught in elementary school and junior high. That doesn’t really explain much, I already knew that by your old comment that I read which gave me this idea in the first place. Joyo is a decent start to developing a working vocabulary of kanji, but it is FAR from comprehensive and should not be approached as if it were.

There are tons and tons of non-jouyous that are common. I’m not sure where you got that from. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Table of Simplified Characters.

To tell you which kanji to learn? By the way, what was the compound for radiation that you saw? Joyl few months i go thru the list and check off what kanji i know.