I have recently started studying kanji origins along with my kanji flashcards. At the same time, I’ve discovered a neat online graphic design tool Canva. As a result, today’s infografic!
When I studied Japanese in Japan, I learned about 400 kanji, but I forgot most of them over time. I am re-learning everything again and my plan is now to learn all 2,000+ jōyō kanji.
I understand that it’s not going to happen over night, in a week or a couple of months. I have estimated that it will take me over two years with my routine. But first 1,000 kanji make more than 90% of all characters you will encounter in daily life and I will be at 1,000 in just over a year. Continue reading How to learn Kanji for busy people
The language of computers used to be English. Support for other languages was added over time. Until recently, it wasn’t easy to display many of the national alphabets and scripts. East Asian languages have been supported for some time already, but furigana was added only recently.
Right now, in April 2015, most modern browsers support furigana using something called ruby annotations. If it works in your browser, you should see it here:
Continue reading Furigana on the web