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. 14 Aug According to Wikipedia, revision of the 常用漢字 (Jōyō kanji) was first proposed in February and work began in September of the same.

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I only ever considered the list a side aid, something i could look at to gauge my level and pick up a few new kanji here and there that seem useful. As a native speaker of North American English, I would define “fiesta” as a big party.

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. 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.

Anyway, I’d like to know if this is a joyo kanji, and if this is the meaning it has “siesta” and if that meaning it’s the same meaning than the word “siesta” in spanish. Thats mostly all i use it for- gauging level and progress.


Siesta is a spanish word, and I dont even understand what it is doing in an english book unless it means something different in another language or kxnji 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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Kangxi Dictionary Xin Zixing. Typographic symbols Japanese punctuation Iteration mark.

Post as a guest Name. The list does serve a useful purpose for foreigners learning the language too. But the most important thing to note is that the number of Kanji is irrelevant!

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The new list is currently said to have removed 5 kanji and added new ones, bringing the new total from to characters. Retrieved 25 October Since I already knew all the readings for the kanji, memorizing was a snap.

The English word means “afternoon nap”. He just wants people to be able to remember how to write the characters using mnemonic devices, not to know their etymologies. This page was last edited on 9 Augustat 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. What I think would be much more useful is an analysis of a large collection of works and solid statistical data on the frequency of each kanji.


In the age of universal education, kanji using countries have the same levels of literacy as alphabet using countries. In the past, I learned grade 1, then grade 2, then grade 3 Jouyou kanji. Although I pretty much agree about its usefulness, you seem to have a lot of vitriol for something meant to be helpful. Seriously, 29 years is too long in revising the list. I’ve never tried it. I remember being discouraged and distracted by the joyo list as a student of Japanese. Archived from the original on 14 February By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Same thing happened with other couple of topics I’ve opened, and I realize since the topic title isnt descriptive, the topic isnt helpful for others. So what if there are a small number of imperfections if the bulk of the work is sound?

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I’m taking a look by recommendation to the “remembering the kanji” book. What Raichu says makes sense. So I stopped learning from it. Granted, Aknji do have more kanji to go, and I have a habit of making studying harder on myself than most people do.