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Postby GarrettB » Fri 07.21.2006 2:02 am

I've read a bit about the kanji requirements for each level of the JLPT test, but can't seem to find any info about what they actually are. 4 Kyuu requires 85 or so, 3 kyuu requires 300 kanji, 2 kyuu 1000 and so on. But does this mean they want you to know and be able to write all those kanji, or simply want you to recognize each kanji?
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby chikara » Fri 07.21.2006 2:20 am

You can find the 4kyuu Kanji on this site here.

The JLPT is explained in English here and there is an FAQ in Japanese on the JEES site here and an English FAQ here.

Sample tests can be downloded here.
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby keatonatron » Fri 07.21.2006 5:04 am

The test is ALL multiple choice, meaning you don't have to be able to write anything.

However, they will do things like:

友達をまちました

Choose the correct kanji:

A. 侍 B. 持 C.待 D. 時


In which case, knowing the kanji well enough to write it from memory can really help.
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby battousai » Fri 07.21.2006 8:41 am

Googled "jlpt kanji list"
First link
http://kanjisite.tripod.com/printindex.html
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby clay » Fri 07.21.2006 9:50 am

4 Kyuu requires 85


A few years back they bumped it up to over 100. I believe the list we have here is complete for 4 and 3 kyuu:
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/kanji/list.php?jlpt=4
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby apple-freak » Wed 09.06.2006 10:29 pm

Hi!

I`m a new member and currently working in a creche in the near of Tokyo. I`m a volunteer and arrived in Japan in August.

I`m studying hard for the 2 kyuu but there are on every sites other numbers of kanjis which are required. E.g. for 1kyuu I need around 2000 Kanis so why is on this site written is just need around 1100 ? I`m sorry but I`m confused..... Well.... I guess I?ve to add the 755 of 2kyuu, 165 of 3kyuu and 80 of 4kyuu, right?

But if I like to study for 3kyuu I need to know 300 kanji but there are just 265 Kanjis. Nevertheless are this all Kanji I have to know?

Thank you very much for your help!

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RE: On the Kanji

Postby Infidel » Thu 09.07.2006 12:17 am

If you see different information then generally, one site is older than another. Although the differences shouldn't be that big. If you go to the official Website you will notice that exact numbers are not given. Instead it says around 1000 kanji, around 2000 kanji, etc..

2000 is for Level 1
1000 is for Level 2.

Give or take 10%
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby apple-freak » Thu 09.07.2006 7:00 am

so if I can all Kanjis and vocabularys of this site for the particular Level I`ll achive a high score, correct? I don?t want study all Kanjis believe I?m best prepared and then see in the exam that there are 5% Kanji I don?t know or more....

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RE: On the Kanji

Postby keatonatron » Thu 09.07.2006 7:44 am

The difference in numbers is TOTAL kanji versus ADDITIONAL kanji. For level 3, you need to know a total of 300 kanji. For level 2, you need to know a total of 1000 kanji, or the 300 level 3 kanji plus 700 new kanji. Level 1 is 2000 total, or level 3 + level 2 + 1000 new ones.

I highly recommend getting some textbooks made specifically for the test. They will teach you the kanji that appear most often.
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby Matsumoto_hideto » Sun 10.29.2006 9:47 pm

keatonatron wrote:
The test is ALL multiple choice, meaning you don't have to be able to write anything.

However, they will do things like:

友達をまちました

Choose the correct kanji:

A. 侍 B. 持 C.待 D. 時


In which case, knowing the kanji well enough to write it from memory can really help.



btw the answer is C!
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby lbum » Mon 07.23.2007 10:52 am

I have to say thanks since i was wondering many of them same things so thanks for the links. :)
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Mon 07.23.2007 11:03 am

apple-freak wrote:
so if I can all Kanjis and vocabularys of this site for the particular Level I`ll achive a high score, correct?


Not necessarily. The JLPT is a Japanese proficiency test, not a kanji test. Kanji is only a small part of the test; on the level 1 test, at least, questions that ask you directly about kanji are worth about 8% of the points on the test (at least for the 2005 test). Being able to read the kanji is more of a basic skill than the purpose of the test.

For level 2 and level 1, reading comprehension at a normal speed is very important. The grammar section is also quite important.

3 and 4 I'm not so sure about; there the exact number of kanji may be more relevant.
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RE: On the Kanji

Postby tanuki » Mon 07.23.2007 11:44 am

Chris, apple-freak's last visit to this forum was on September 30, 2006.
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