The 10 Most Important Kanji All Japanese Learners Should Know — 27 Comments

  1. I definitely agree, it would be difficult even to have a basic text conversation without these. Everyone has to start from somewhere, but this is a great place to start.

  2. i can’t recognise a single one of these from rtk? I’m so confused lol. Am I the only one that doesn’t know any of these?

  3. Good one! It’s funny that I ran into 鞦韆 today for the first time on a blog. But then again, it wasn’t written with the kanji! Number 11 maybe 蜻蛉? hehe

  4. Serious moment of panic there before I remembered what day this was posted. Whew!

    Nice one :) Just subtle enough that I didn’t even think twice about it at first.

  5. I was seriously questioning the quality of my years of study until I looked at the posting date. This is the second best prank that has ever been played on me. The first was a couple of years ago, when I pulled a $400 parking ticket off the windshield of my car in the parking lot of my college campus. I had forgotten that a friend of mine worked at that campus, and was so panicked at first that I didn’t notice her obvious typo on the “Notice of Parking Volation.” That “ticket” earned a permanent place on my fridge, but I think I’ll skip memorializing this prank in my Anki! :D

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