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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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Vuredel I think the indignation comes from how ridiculously bad the list is and the fact that it affects us all who are learning Japanese negatively to some degree. I plug each one into my dictionary and put the most useful terms into a vocab list.

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I guess it would be useful if you were a biologist or chemist…. 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. The new list is currently kanui to have removed 5 kanji and added new ones, bringing the new total from to characters.

Since I already knew all the readings for the kanji, memorizing was a snap. Too smart, jluyou my book. What they are doing is tinkering around the edges to make the best of a difficult situation.


If I understand correctly, only newspapers and government publications were told to try to avoid using words that use non-jouyou kanji. Trying to limit the language tools of a population has jokyou brought any good.

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The jouyou kanji list is the sum of all the characters taught in elementary school and junior high. As always i have learned by kanji through reading books and the like and naturally picking them up at a pleasingly quick pace.

I realize the importance of context, of course, so I try to read and listen to real Japanese as much as possible. Some years later, as a side effect of reading, I now know a nice percentage of Jouyou kanji. Another reason to ignore the list. I did however read in jouyoh article that starting with this reform they will be revising kanji joyuou more often in reaction to the quick pace of change of kanji usage in the information age.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kangxi Dictionary Xin Zixing. Kanji documents Japanese writing system. The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry instructed teachers to start teaching the new characters in fiscalso that junior high school students would be able to read them and high school students would be able to write them. You can find the analysis at this site http: Japanese punctuation Iteration mark. Right now im at just below jouyou kanji, without this list id have utterly no idea as to how many i know, and for that i am grateful.

Three years later, there was news as recently as last month of a tentative list to be released in February of The list does serve a useful purpose for foreigners learning the language too.


Simplified characters first round second round. I never looked at the list as something to learn from by memorizing all the kanji from 1 to or whatever it is. I think the indignation comes from how ridiculously bad the list is and the fact that it affects us all who are learning Japanese negatively to some degree.

They learn it based on what their textbooks knaji learning materials decide is relevant. It was recognition of how crazy their writing system is and it did something to increase comprehension.

Nothing more, nothing less.

I think you do make some valid points. I should make up some index cards and memorize them one by one. That considered, it is of no used to J-2nd language learners. By the way, Mizuumi wrote up a Polish translation of this post here: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It also was a way to keep my memorizing skills sharp by memorizing random things I would never need to know.

Which grades get which new characters I wonder…. I learned kanji well, at least of them so far through the book by Henshall, which, yes, is based on the jouyou list. Archived from the original on 14 February