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Resource which presents a kanji's lexemes by reading or by reading type

Is there a lexicographic resource that, for every kanji, presents a list of lexemes containing the given kanji (not necessarily in initial position) where the lexemes are ordered by the kanji's ...
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Using AI to learn Japanese

I've been using ChatGPT to learn Japanese specifically in getting vocab. My prompt is: Always answer in this format for Japanese Word Kanji(furigana) JLPT level: Commonness: Formality: Usually ...
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is there any mobile phone font that can annotate kanji by hiragana, can somebody recommend me one?

like mirigana plugin in twiter, hiragana is above the kanji
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Etymological dictionary with kanji type and compounds/radicals

I'm looking for an etymological dictionary preferably in online form to look up the 六書 (the six classes of kanji characters) and the compounds/radicals of a kanji. I know I can use 広辞苑 (Kōjien). But ...
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How do you type Encircled Kanji? (丸囲み文字)

I am needing to use a lot of encircled kanji. (See Usage of Encircled Kanji) However, I am using Linux, and I cannot find any information on how to actually type the encircled kanji on Linux. Copying ...
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Good Kanji book for Japanese beginner

Could you suggest some good Kanji books for Japanese beginner? I have checked these resources, Resources for learning Japanese, didn't find any useful ones... Thank you!
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Kodansha 大辞泉: what are the kanji enclosed in circles?

When searching the Kodansha 大辞泉 by 音読み, for many 音読み entries there are small kanji symbols in a circle such as 漢 or 呉 or 唐. (Unfortunately this dialog box doesn't allow me to put the circle around ...
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Is it worth re-doing RTK, or should I just learn Kanji through reading (and forget writing all together)?

I learnt the 常用漢字 last year (approx. 2200) via RTK, but due to work commitments, I lapsed on my revision and have essentially forgotten most of my Anki cards. Is it worth re-doing them, or would I be ...
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Is there a way I can type classical Japanese (文語) relatively easily?

I was taking some notes for classical Japanese, but it's hard for my to type simple words because my IME (Microsoft's default Japanese IME on Windows 11) doesn't show the proper kanji for their ...
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Variation selectors are not recognized as Japanese text

Problem The desktop site seems to feature a smart detection of Japanese text span to change the font. However, it fails to recognize variation sequences as continuous Japanese text. 葛󠄀城市 For ...
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Pentel Fude brush pen with extra fine tip

I was looking around and found people suggesting that pentel fude is the best brush pen to practice kanji and calligraphy. I ordered this extra fine one but then I found videos where they use medium ...
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Font issue in browsers

The japanese font changed recently in my browsers. I think the font currently being used is BIZ UD Gothic and I really don't like the way the text is being rendered. I think this happened after I ...
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Problems with Kanji Font

I recently installed KDE Neon on my computer (Version 5.19.5), and I have come across some problems regarding my font settings. The font seems to be defaulting to chinese variants, as in, kanji like 刃 ...
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Learning kanji by reading or writing entire sentences

This is likely a duplicate, but I feel none of the questions I've seen on the topic of learning kanji have answered mine. Please point me in the right direction if this is not the case! To start ...
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Best online kanji dictionary/software which shows the stroke order and names the strokes?

There are plenty of dictionaries that show the stroke order of kanji but don't go into detail on the kind of stroke. Just to confirm what I mean by ''kind of stroke''. The kanji for mouth is 口. It is ...
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How do you figure out the pronunciation of unknown characters without copying and pasting, on a computer?

With Chinese there is an awesome keyboard setting on iOS where you can draw a character, so if you see one you don’t know you just draw it into a dictionary to identify it. Obviously you can just copy ...
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NX/known-kanji-only words match site or app?

I wish to make a deck in anki or play around with certain vocabulary, but I want to separate it from new kanji learning. So the idea is to take for example N5 kanji, and make a list of matches, i.e. ...
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Specific kanji not showing up as suggestions on Windows IME

I am learning Japanese mostly through Duolingo and in a lesson on clothing, I learned the word 履き{はき} for 'to wear' (something below the waist). An example sentence would be: 彼{かれ}は靴{くつ}を履き{はき}ます。 (...
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Online resource for querying kanji etymology?

I've been learning Japanese for over a year, and it seems very clear to me that the etymology of a kanji is a fantastic way to remember it. That's why I've been making extensive use of genetickanji....
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Is there a list of Japanese radicals, with ALL of their possible alternative writing of them?

it's easy to find lists of the radicals, eg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_kanji_radicals_by_frequency#Table_of_kanji_radicals However, many radicals have a lot more than one way of being ...
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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: https://i.stack.imgur.com/oDrWd.png Is this normal? Should I be using a ...
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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?
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