Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cramming trought the Joyo

I know I advocate natural language learning, and that searching for specific words is not optimal. But I was growing nervous that my Joyo % was not raising anymore and started to cover it systematically.

This is probably not the best way to learn Japanese, but I really love statistics and the kanji count that was not raising anymore was bothering me. So I'm cheating. I'm going throughout the anki unseen kanji, picking some words and adding sentences for them. Even if these sentences are not so great.

After I'm done with the Joyo, I'll continue doing sentences the right way.

The 3444 seen cards in this deck contain:
2060 total unique kanji.
Jouyou: 1817 of 1945 (93.4%).
Jinmeiyou: 48 of 287 (16.7%).
195 non-jouyou kanji.
Jouyou levels:
Grade 1: 80 of 80 (100.0%).
Grade 2: 160 of 160 (100.0%).
Grade 3: 200 of 200 (100.0%).
Grade 4: 199 of 200 (99.5%).
Grade 5: 185 of 185 (100.0%).
Grade 6: 180 of 181 (99.4%).
JuniorHS: 813 of 939 (86.6%).


Anonymous said...

i don't get it.......

just b.c. you get 100% for all kanjis doesn't mean you're fluent or literate b.c. there's kanji out there that's notin joyo that should be and vice verse.

just follow your interests (drama/anime/whatever) and learn what you want to learn not forcing some kanji you'll never see again.

Emilio Wuerges said...
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Emilio Wuerges said...

I agree with you.

But this is more like question of vanitiy. I want that 100% ;D

Glowing Face Man said...

I know how you feel. BTW, the hardest kanji to get a good sentence for so far for me seems to be 藤. Also, some kanji are "nearly indistinguishable", e.g. 知 and 智

Steven said...

Mad props on the 100% I'm trying through following my interests and it's starting to bug me lol