100 of the Most Common Kanji Characters

Kanji is symbolic, or logographic. It is the most common means of written communication in the Japanese language, with more than 50,000 different symbols by some estimates. However, most Japanese can get by with using about 2,000 different kanji in everyday communication.…

List of jōyō kanji - Wikipedia

List of characters. For brevity, only one English translation is given per kanji.; The "Grade" column specifies the grade in which the kanji is taught in Elementary schools in Japan.Grade "S" means that it is taught in secondary school.; The list is sorted by Japanese reading (on'yomi in katakana, then kun'yomi in hiragana), in accordance with the ordering in the official Jōyō table.…

1st Grade Kanji

1st Grade Kanji . The readings of characters are given below. Also, each character contains its general meaning. This does not mean each individual reading is a word for that. This is a large misconception out there. ON readings are the Chinese readings of characters mainly used in compounds. They are almost never seen as individual words.…