Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Kanji statistics

The 2043 seen cards in this deck contain:

  • 2043 total unique kanji.
  • Jouyou: 1945 of 1945 (100.0%).
  • Jinmeiyou: 60 of 287 (20.9%).
  • 38 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: 200 of 200 (100.0%).
  • Grade 5: 185 of 185 (100.0%).
  • Grade 6: 181 of 181 (100.0%).
  • JuniorHS: 939 of 939 (100.0%.
I just finished learning what most Japanese people take 9 years to do in roughly 5 months. I'd say that's pretty good. I still have a little under 1000 kanji to learn totally 3007, but I'll do that as I'm inputting sentences. I have 10,000 sentences to input now, but now is when my Japanese really will start to improve.

From earlier this week:

I love being ridiculous:

I wish I had a video camera in school sometimes. I was teaching kids how to say:
A: "Where do you live?"
B: "I live in Akasaka-cho."
We were using this CD to learn, where it has a beat in the background and I say the words to the beat. I had the kids rapping. Inbetween sentences I would say "HEYYYY" "HOOO"! Freestyle a little then get back to the lesson. And what makes it hilarious is that the teacher went with me and started acting like a DJ. He held is hand up to his ear and started scratching like a record was infront of him hahahah. It's classes like these that remind me why I love this job.

1 comment:

John Milito said...

Wow, that's a lot of Kanji! What's your secret?