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14 Aug According to Wikipedia, revision of the 常用漢字 (Jōyō kanji) was first proposed . The jouyou kanji list is the sum of all the characters taught in. 29 Sep Learn how to write and recognise the meaning of all Jouyou kanji (常用漢字). If you dedicate yourself everyday, this monstrous task can take as little as 3 months . 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.

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Raichu The literacy argument is no longer valid.

What kind of crap list were we using all these years? I should make up some index cards and memorize them one by one. The list does serve a useful purpose for foreigners learning the language too.

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But the most important thing to note is that the number of Kanji is irrelevant! Archived jouyyou the original on 14 February In the past, I learned grade 1, then grade 2, then grade 3 Jouyou kanji. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 Jouylu sources ja All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from July Articles with permanently dead external links Articles containing Japanese-language text Wikipedia articles with NDL identifiers. You can find the analysis at this site http: Every few months i go thru the list and check off what kanji i know.

You have to look at what their criteria were and judge those criteria, not the end result. I personally use the list to try to be thorough kanni learning all the kanji. Kanji documents Japanese writing system. In my opinion, the worst problem with the list is that it fools innocent learners such as you and I into thinking we should kajji it somehow in our studies.


Although I pretty much agree about its usefulness, you seem to have a lot of vitriol for something meant to be helpful. I guess it would be useful if you were a biologist or chemist….

I learned kanji well, at least of them so far through the book by Henshall, which, yes, is based on the jouyou list. As always i have learned by kanji through reading books and the like and naturally picking them up at a pleasingly quick pace.

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High schools and universities started using the characters in their entrance exams since the academic jjouyou. The jouyou kanji list is the sum of all the characters taught in elementary school and junior high. Every word that is forced into obscurity just because it includes a kanji that is not on the jouyou list is a loss for the Japanese language. Some years later, as a side effect of reading, I now know a nice percentage of Jouyou kanji.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A similar frequency-based list for Japanese based on text in novels and newspapers would be super cool.

I was kanui if you knew how much of the kanji for the JLPT is from the Jouyou Kanji or if they test on commonly used kanji not found on the list. Literary and colloquial readings. The main thing that it did benefit me in was in learning new vocabulary. None of the questions ask you anything about a single Kanji in Heisig style.


Out of interest, how are they planning on fitting them into the school jiuyou Instead, I read, read, and just read while picking up whatever kanji lies in the way. In Chinese, it is used for a lot of things. Personally, I think we would have been better off without the damn list in the first place.

Granted, I do have more kanji to go, and I have a habit manji making studying harder on juoyou than most people do. No one ever set any limits on novels and magazines and other publications if I recall correctly except maybe encouraging them to use furigana for hard kanji.

I do stand in agreement with you that this is a practically useless way to learn kanji, and that many of them that I have learned through the book I have never seen in writing. That there were surely political aspects and committee decisions involved is part of life.

Another reason to ignore the list. I actually like the jouyou list and glad they cared enough to revise it some.