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How to find/ look up kanji?

I have been casually learning Japanese for a year now. I have no real reason to learn the language, so I'll get burned out if I try too hard. For this reason I primarily just learn to consume Japanese ...
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Type 深圳 in Japanese in PC/MacOS

I want to type 深圳(しんせん) in Japanese. In Windows (win7) and MacOS (10.15), when I type しんせん, there's no option for 深圳. While in iOS (iOS13), there exists the option 深圳.
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風:かぜ vs. フウ reading

I'm trying to use Japanese language tokenizers like mecab, kakasi, kuromoji (the ipadic variant) to help me read Japanese texts. When they segment sentences that contain an isolated 風 like in the ...
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Kanji Stroke Endings

I'm just getting started learning my first kanji and finding stroke order for every kanji is easy online. However, what I can't seem to find is an online dictionary or other resource that tells you ...
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How worth it is to sit the 漢字検定 【かんじけんてい】 to get a job in IT?

One of my goals is to land a job in Japan as a software engineer. I have 2 years of experience in my field and I'm currently aiming to get the JLPT N3. I have been thinking of giving 漢字検定【かんじけんてい】 a ...
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Looking for a resource that can filter japanese sentences given a set of kanji

I'm trying to get as much in-context kanji exposure as possible. But since I know only around 200 kanji, everytime I try to practice reading it on real sentences I basically don't understand 99% of ...
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Are there any tools that enable me to convert sentences to Furigana?

I'm looking for some tool that can help me but I don't know if this exists. What I would like to do is to be able to convert the output of for example Google translate to a sentence that contains the ...
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How can I accurately estimate how many kanji I know?

I'm an advanced learner so I already know all the Joyo kanji and maybe around half of the Jinmeiyo kanji. I also think I know several hundred others beyond that. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a ...
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Recognising kanji compounds by ear

Do you have any advice on how to master recognizing kanji compounds when listening to real Japanese? To give you an example, when I was listening to Japanese news I came across the compound 9車種. It ...
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When to use furigana or romaji

I've noticed that this site supports furigana for 漢字{かんじ} and ローマじ{romaji} and I think this is a great feature to aid Japanese learners. However, I'm not sure on the guidelines on when to use which in ...
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Can someone correct a URL?

On the page at Resources for learning Japanese the URL for the Kyoto/Melbourne n-gram corpus lookup is broken. The (new) correct URL is: http://nlp.cis.unimelb.edu.au/jwb/ngramcountswww.html I can't ...
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hiragana / katakana / (kanji) hand-writing practice sheets

I'm looking for hiragana / katakana hand-writing practice sheets for self-print. Best would even be a template that can also be used for kanji. Is there anything available? You can find images on ...
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Is there an order for Kanji lists by grade for school children?

I have been looking at different Grade 2 lists on the web. I see some lists that have this: 1 引 Pull イン ひ(く) as the first character in the list for Grade 2 and other lists have an ...
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Answers with japanese words written just in kanjis

Let me start by saying the site is really great and besides good information you find very nice and helpful people But a constructive criticism , which I'm not even sure if it's possible to apply, ...
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Calligraphy resources?

Looking at Resources for learning Japanese, I don't see much in terms of calligraphy. Things I'm looking for are: Calligraphy datasets: stroke shapes and order, samples of handwritten characters, ...
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Convert thousands of kana flash cards to kanji

I have this Anki deck of 1478 notes that I use to practice reading, speaking, and listening. https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/3355859590 With one reading, one listening and one speaking card for each ...
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A list of kanji that have different meanings and connotations than their hanzi counterparts?

I'm planning on picking up Chinese, but I don't want to go over the hassle of relearning every single definition. I'm pretty sure at least one Japanese sinologist has attempted making such a list, but ...
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直 and 喝: Han unification, and being able to write Japanese on JSE

It has already been discussed on the general site meta at Whitelist the <span> tag with the lang= attribute, in order to support Han characters, but I'd like to draw attention to it again here ...
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Is there offline Kanji handwriting software for PC?

I love the way of handwriting dictionary, especially for Kanji. Traditional way is very time consuming. This site provide good solution for my way. But I need Internet to run it http://kanji.sljfaq....
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Kakasi kanji to roomaji converter encoding difficulties

I am trying to use the Kakasi kanji/hiragana/katakana to roomaji converter, as an aid to learning kanji pronunciation within specific sentences. I am using command and parameters: kakasi -Ja -Ha -...
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漢字についての質問はどこまでJLSEの範囲内ですか?

Why is the order of bottom-left radicals different for some kanji? 最近このような質問に回答したのですが、使った知識はすべて日本に伝わる以前の古代中国語・古漢字についてのものでした。ほかにも調べてみると、 What does 回 mean in 回答? Why does 熊 have 能 in it? Why ...
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Kanji and the IME

When I input hiragana ちょう into the IME I get over 50 different kanji. I understand why. What I want to know is this. Is there a way to thumb through the list and QUICKLY find the kanji I am looking ...
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Kanji Etymology and Analysis: What is the Scholarly Mainstream?

In replying to inquiries on this site concerning kanji origins, composition and interpretations, certain respondents (1/2) have described analysis based on sound symbolism as "non(-)mainstream." If so,...
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How should children actually learn Kanji?

My daughter is 9 and she's having trouble remembering her Kanji. She's learning the regular Japanese school system way (grade 1, 2, etc), but since she's in an English-speaking country she's not ...
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Trouble reading japanese on websites

I'm using Meiryo UI for Japanese font in Firefox but its hard to read on some websites... Here is a picture of an example: http://i.imgur.com/7GyHo.png Is this normal? Should I be using a different ...
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Heisig and New JLPT (Post 2009)

I'm trying to find a table with both the Heisig (RTK) Kanji characters that lists both Kanji character numbers as well as current JLPT numbers (N5 to N1). So far, I've found one here but it only has ...
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Add-on for Google Chrome for inserting Furigana to Web Pages

I'm new to Japanese language, I don't know much Kanji. I need a browser add-on (an extension or a userscript) for Google Chrome which will automatically insert Furigana over all Kanji characters. In ...
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Basic English or Japanese meaning

Hello friends, some people ask questions, that are impossible to follow for beginners like me. If there would be some (basic) explanations about them, (or better say, the kanji's) it would be ...
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Do we need support for kanji tags?

Currently it seems the stackexchange engine only supports english characters in tags - if you, for example, put 一人称 in the tags field it will be ignored. Do we need/want support for such tags?