|Posted by Seth Coonrod on October 19, 2011 at 4:20 PM|
This site does not rely solely on a few hundred Kanji like the majority of Japanese teaching websites. When there is a character for a simple lexicon item, it will be used. That is that.
For example, in Lesson 90 there is a sentence with the following Kanji.
Do you know how to read it? If you have learned only all the Jouyou Kanji, you don't. But, it is a simple noun. When given the reading kan'na, which is provided for you, there should be no problem. If you can not tell what part of the Romanization goes for what character, you should probably get some serious Kanji tutorials.
Remember, any character that is on the character lists on IMABI are fair game. None of these characters are 'rare', but some of them are definitely infrequently used.
Below are 10 characters from the Hyougaiji list that you should put to memory.
澱, 瀆, 噓, 仄, 諦, 咄, 貪, 麓, 狐, and 癌. These characters, despite being considered Hyougaiji, are frequent enough to be considered important. All of their readings may not be common, but at least one reading is. Below are some words with these characters. Decipher their readings from the Romanization given. Again, there is no reason why you should not want a larger vocabulary.
貪汚 Tan'o: Greed, corruption
貪欲 Don'yoku or Ton'yoku: Voraciousness, greediness
貪り読む Musaboriyomu: To read avidly
仄聞 Sokubun: Hearing casually
仄々 Honobono: Heartwarming; faintly
仄めく Honomeku: To glimmer
冒瀆 Boutoku: Blasphemy
瀆神 Tokushin: Blasphemy
瀆職 Tokushoku: Corruption
胃癌 Igan: Stomach cancer
肝癌 Kangan: Liver cancer
乳癌 Nyuugan: Breast cancer
麓 Fumoto The base of a mountain
山麓 Sanroku: The base of a mountain
咄嗟 Tossa: Moment
小咄 Kobanashi: Talk; story; discussion
咄家 Hanashika: Professional comic storyteller
諦念 Teinen: Heart that understands truth
四諦 Shitai: The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism
諦める Akirameru: To give up
狐 Kitsune: Fox
狐疑 Kogi: Indecision
三狐神 Saguji: Uka-no Mitama (God of Rice)
Hint: Saguji is an Ateji. Something like this would appear on a Level 3 or 2 Kanken Test.
澱 Yodo: Pool in a river
沈澱 Chinden: Precipitation; deposition
澱 Ori: Dregs
大嘘 Oouso: Big lie
嘘字 Usoji: Incorrect character
嘘つき Usotsuki: Liar
Hopefully you knew 3 or 4 of these words.
There is no reason to skip a character because you don't know it. Take the time to look up the reading(s) and meaning(s) so that you'll know it next time. IMABI is not meant to teach Kanji directly. So, do not expect me to have to tell you the readings the way you want it because they're always provided.