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Calligraphy resources?

Stroke Order Reference As a reference for Japanese stroke order and examples in various styles: http://kakijun.jp/page/1203200.html Calligraphy Standards The most "standard" calligraphic ...
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Using AI to learn Japanese

Personally, I believe it's entirely possible to learn using AI, but this is only true in areas where AI really excels. For instance, I find it completely feasible to learn Python programming or ...
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When to use furigana or romaji

Basically, you can freely use rōmaji, furigana, kanji however you like in your own posts (questions and answers). You can even answer a simple question that was asked using only rōmaji in standard ...
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Is there an order for Kanji lists by grade for school children?

There is not a determined order of how students learn kanji within each grade. For example, Japanese Ministry of Education determines the first 80 kanji that first graders must learn, but different ...
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Answers with japanese words written just in kanjis

Though I'm aware that the orthography isn't a simple matter in Japanese, and I try to be careful not to be cryptic as possible, I know I'm just failing to be perfect for many times. But please ...
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Is there an order for Kanji lists by grade for school children?

The kanji lists by (elementary school) grade are called 学年別漢字配当表【がくねんべつかんじはいとうひょう】*. * It's totally irrelevant but all of the kanji are learned by the third grade. The official chart is sorted by ...
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Recognising kanji compounds by ear

It sounds like there may be an imbalance in the various skills which contribute to your proficiency. Unfortunately, the JLPT is not a good indicator of actual language proficiency because it does not (...
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Best online kanji dictionary/software which shows the stroke order and names the strokes?

If you are looking for a dictionary site which also lists the details for each individual stroke in every kanji, I don't know of an online tool which does that. There certainly may be some, so perhaps ...
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How can I accurately estimate how many kanji I know?

This site helps you estimate how many kanji you know. It's probably not advanced enough for you though. https://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/level_check_kanji.html
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Recognising kanji compounds by ear

I also passed N1 and still found myself having listening problems. Unfortunately, I think the answer is experience. Words like 9車種, while not technically difficult, are not extremely common, so I ...
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Kanji Etymology and Analysis: What is the Scholarly Mainstream?

This question has been around for quite a long time, and there still doesn't seem to be any suggestions of satisfactory and accessible Japanese resources to explain kanji glyph origins in the last few ...
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Is there a list of Japanese radicals, with ALL of their possible alternative writing of them?

Probably not a complete list, but the sci.lang.japan FAQ website has a table of radicals with their names and includes both 戶 and 戸. BTW, I don't think 户 is used in Japanese kanji. From Wiktionary: ...
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How to find/ look up kanji?

dude. if you don't know how to look-up a kanji in a (kanji dictionary 漢和辞典), let me tell you: (1) the most important thing is identify the "radical". a radical is sort of a "part separate" from the ...
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Are there any tools that enable me to convert sentences to Furigana?

This PDF describes some of the difficulties in ascertaining how to read the two-kanji name 淳子. This might provide some hints as to why such a tool is ultimately an impossibility. Even if we ignore ...
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How can I accurately estimate how many kanji I know?

Ideally to get a perfectly accurate answer, you would review a comprehensive list of kanji, but of course that would be quite time-consuming. I suggest using statistics to speed up the process: Test ...
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How do you figure out the pronunciation of unknown characters without copying and pasting, on a computer?

The same feature is part of many Japanese dictionary apps these days. I use an app called 'Midori' and it has that feature. You just draw the kanji you want to find and it will offer candidates which ...
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Kodansha 大辞泉: what are the kanji enclosed in circles?

Those Kanji in circles mean that the kanji was incorporated into Japanese from that Chinese dynasty. So yes, 唐 means Tang Dynasty, 漢 means Han Dynasty, and 呉 means Wu Dynasty (4th - 5th century ...
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Is it worth re-doing RTK, or should I just learn Kanji through reading (and forget writing all together)?

This may get closed/migrated, since the site is for Japanese questions, not Japanese learning questions. But... I think you'd be best served to pickup a vocab book or native texts, rather than redoing ...
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Specific kanji not showing up as suggestions on Windows IME

Perhaps you got something like this: There is a thick line below は and another line below 来ます. These lines show how your IME extracted 文節 from the input phrase. The bold line marks the active 文節. In ...
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How can I accurately estimate how many kanji I know?

If you want an accurate method to estimate the number of kanji you know, the best way I can think of is to take the list of the kanji that included in the lists of the kanji kentei (https://kanji....
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How to find/ look up kanji?

This method may be a bit inconvenient but in fact works relatively fast/well. Whenever you encounter a new Kanji/ Word with a Kanji you don't know you can take a picture of it (preferably with your ...
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How to find/ look up kanji?

You can try to write it on some site/app like Kanji Recognizer on Android or this site; otherwise, you can try via SKIP code (on the same site, or AEdict on Android). Both these methods requires to be ...
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Type 深圳 in Japanese in PC/MacOS

macOS's system Japanese keyboard (tested on 10.15) should have [深圳]{しんせん} as a conversion, although you do have to do some digging. If you want to type words that are in Chinese but using the ...
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風:かぜ vs. フウ reading

I think it depends on model of tokenizer. Juman++ has given me 風{ふう} for the first candidate. そんな そんな そんな 指示詞 7 連体詞形態指示詞 2 * 0 * 0 NIL 風 ふう 風 名詞 6 普通名詞 1 * 0 * 0 "代表表記:風/ふう 漢字読み:音 カテゴリ:抽象物" ...
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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?

As an actual qualification it won’t do you any good; i.e., for a job that requires high Japanese proficiency, really anything lower than a 2級 won’t mean much. However, for jobs that don’t require ...
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Looking for a resource that can filter japanese sentences given a set of kanji

This solution requires python 3, and working on the command line. First, get a hold of a utf8 encoded list of sentences you want to filter through. kandyman provided one in his answer here. Then ...
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