Not loving all of the kanji you have to memorize? Want to know the most important kanji first, so that you can avoid spending unnecessary time in brutal struggle, and more time watching your favorite anime?
I want to help you out. The following 10 kanji (technically 20, as I wanted to give you the simple compound words they are found in) are the most important and versatile in the Japanese language. Most of the language is built off of them. For anyone not a beginner, you’ve probably seen these already, but it’s always good to get a refresher.
I would include their readings and meanings, but I assume you already know them, so I won’t waste your time with that.
Master these and you master all!
Add to the list?
What are some other super easy and important kanji you think every learner of Japanese should know?
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