Joyo kanji lists - handy!

It used to be that we would have to acquire a paper chart of joyo kanji (a list of regularly used kanji that is created by the Ministry of Education) either by purchasing one in a Japanese bookstore, or by scoring one from a school, but Wikipedia has a complete list that includes readings and meanings. Whoever took the time to post it and edit it is incredible!

The Japanese About.com site also has a list that is organized by grades, which is helpful, too, though it's not as complete as the Wikipedia one.

I'm so glad I no longer have to rely on just paper and books to improve my Japanese! Way to go Wikipedia!


Neoglitch said...

Learn Kanji says: Definitively Wikipedia is a great resource for kanji and Japanese learning. I personally love using the Anki application to review the kana and the kanji; it's very, very effective to make the symbols stick in your brain.

Thank you for sharing! :D

Margaret Larkin said...

I've never heard of Anki--I'm going to check it out. Thanks for visiting