Questions tagged [jōyō-kanji]

常用漢字. A subset of (currently 2136) kanji approved by the Ministry of Education.

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How many Joyo (and perhaps Jinmeiyo) Kanji have only one onyomi?

I feel this is really beneficial to have a list for in my studies. The reason is if I see an unknown word that I'm reasonably sure has onyomi readings, if the kanji in question have only one possible ...
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Foreign names in Kanji. On'yomi, Kun'yomi or a mix of readings?

It is known that Japanese names often have multiple readings depending on what reading (on'yomi, kun'yomi, nanori ...) is applied to each kanji. But my question is about foreign names written in ...
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Furigana: Usage and application

I've been learning Japanese with Memrise's program (for about 6+ months at 2 hours a week on average) and have managed to learn all the hiragana characters. They don't teach katakana (I guess they ...
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Similarity between 挟む and 狭む

today I came across a certain sentence and I was confused by one word in it: 親指の腹で石を支えながら、人差し指と中指の間に挟む。 When I read this, I mistook 挟む for 狭{せば}む, and apparently, 狭{せば}む is barely used outside ...
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Why is りんご written in hiragana?

I recently bought some apples and the term was written in hiragana.
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Is this a joyo kanji? What does it mean?

I'm taking a look by recommendation to the "remembering the kanji" book. In it appears the kanji below. I look for it in a list of joyo kanji and it doesnt appear, at least not when I look for it by ...
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Is 戈 a joyo kanji? What does it mean?

I'm taking a look by recommendation to the "remembering the kanji" book. In it appears the kanji below. I look for it in a list of joyo kanji and it doesnt appear, at least not when I look for it by ...
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Does this kanji for “village” have 2 different meanings?

In a jōyō kanji list I read, there are 2 kanji for village. One of them 里 is just mentioned in the jōyō kanji list to mean "village", it is mentioned in another book to mean a measure of distances ...
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Is 吾 a joyo kanji?

I was trying to learn the joyo kanji, which if I understand correctly is a list of kanji listed in a guide by the Japanese ministry of education or something like that. By recommendation, I'm taking a ...
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What Unicode code points are needed to write Japanese Jōyō-Kanji?

Sorry if this isn't exactly the most 'language' related question, but what ranges of Unicode code points are needed to write Japanese? I've got the Hiragana, Katakana, punctuation, etc; but the jōyō-...
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can the same compound have different readings when having the same meaning?

I know that kanjis can have many readings. But I thought compounds (combinations) had only one meaning. For what I've read in the board, a compound can have different readings for different meanings. ...
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Can I use a Chinese newspaper to learn kanji radicals and maybe some kanji?

Upon looking for ways on how to start learning kanji, I have found that many people recommend learning the radicals first. After exposing myself to the radicals, I plan on practicing by spotting them ...
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澤 vs 沢… is the former still in use?

I've asked about 澤 before here on Stack Exchange, but have a follow up question: Is 沢 the modern replacement for 澤? Is 澤 deprecated by the Ministry that decides such matters?
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even on 常用漢字表{じょうようかんじひょう}, no kanji have an official 送{おく}り仮名{がな}?

Recently, I was talking with a friend regarding the 常用漢字表 as specified here I noticed that the 送り仮名 property of kanjis is not specified. She was a little puzzled, but concluded that the 文部省{もんぶしょう} ...
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Legal characters for first names include: hiragana, katakana, jinmeiyo and joyo kanji. What about latin letters?

Is it legal for parents to give to their child a first name with latin letters (romaji, I guess), instead of using katakana, hiragana, or kanji? For example, if Japanese parents want to give their ...
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Which readings were changed in the 2010 Jouyou kanji reform?

I'm looking for pointers on which readings (on/kun) were changed in the 2010 reform. By that I mean which kanji has additional readings and which kanji has had one or more readings removed? Is there a ...
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Should I use On reading or Kun reading for numbers?

I've just started to learn Japanese, and I've been looking at the jōyō kanji. Most of the words have on reading and kun reading. I was wondering, which one is most popular and when should I use one ...