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Stroke Order of This Kanji: 用

Short answer, while you can find patterns that apply most of the times when it comes to stroke order, for these nuances and little perks you just have to know them by rote. There is hardly any reason ...
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Why is 面 read as じ on 真面目?

According to this answer on chiebukuro, assuming I understood it correctly, the word まじめ existed in Japanese before the kanji 真面目 were assigned to it and it came from the phrase まじまじと見る, which means ...
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Hyōgai kanji usage

Almost no Japanese people strictly remember which is jōyō-kanji and which is not. Many hyōgai kanji are used by native speakers without even realizing it's so (e.g., 絆, 飴, 雫...). Of course, the police ...
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Hyōgai kanji usage

What is (almost) regulated is mostly publishing, like books and magazines. The government punishes nobody for using rare kanji, but publishers tend to have in-house rules that are based on the ...
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Stroke Order of This Kanji: 用

小学校で、 真ん中の縦棒が下に突き出るときは、縦棒が後 eg 用、申、甲、羊、中、十 真ん中の縦棒が下に突き出ないときは、横棒が後 eg 田・由・角・曲(縦横横) 王・玉、青・美の上(横縦横横の順) と習った記憶があります。
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