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 Post subject: Lesson 6 Introduction to the Kanjis
PostPosted: Sat 24 Sep 2011, 19:00 

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In the test, the 5 question is

5. How is the Jouyou frequency defined?

I Answer "depending on a list established by the Ministry of Education"

I think is the correct answer, but i found this

"CORRECT ANSWER: depending on how many times the Kanji appears in Japanese newspapers "

I think there´s a mistake here, because i do little research and found...

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The jōyō kanji (常用漢字?, literally "regular-use Chinese characters") is the guide to kanji characters announced officially by the Japanese Ministry of Education
from the wikipedia

Also in the lesson i asume this as correct

I´m wrong?. Maybe i´m a little confused about this


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 Post subject: Re: Lesson 6 Introduction to the Kanjis
PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec 2011, 13:12 

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The list itself is indeed defined by the Japanese Ministry of Education. However the frequency for each Kanji is calculated by how often the Kanji appear in newspaper articles. That's why some Kanji, that you don't necessarily use often in everyday conversation, are high up on the list if you sort it by frequency.

The last part of the lesson on Kanji, "Classification and frequency", agrees with me (I looked it up just now, to make sure I remembered it correctly):
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Another property of Kanji is frequency. As implied by the name, it organizes Kanji from the most frequently used to the less commonly used (a frequency of 1 indicates the Kanji that are most frequently used). It is set according to how many times a Kanji character appears in the Japanese newspapers.


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