揃 New WK Kanji Request

Could we get 揃 added to WK somewhere? I’ve seen it a bit lately, and personally know the meaning in common words, but think others may benefit as well.

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I feel more kanji that gets added the better.

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What does it mean?

Kanji meanings and readings:

Some words it appears in:

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you want all 100k something on here?

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Obviously we don’t need things like 齷齪, but surely 揃える is more useful on an SRS site than こんにちは :sweat_smile:

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I’ve also been seeing this character a lot lately! Seems like it could be helpful to have on WK.

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Reading mnemonic:

Soro, zoro’s less sexy cousin marks everything that he has collected/everything that has gathered with a big S.

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Are you disrespecting Connie Chihuahua?

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Actually, 揃う is one Kanji with zero chance of misreading or confusing with others, if you remember the base vocabulary somehow. (Which is already common enough, and has Okurigana.)

It might be nice to learn, but not so high on the list, imo.

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I also recently came across it.

  • 揃う: according to Jisho a common word, JLPT N2
  • 揃える: according to Jisho a common word, JLPT N2
  • 揃い: not as common, but JLPT N1

But:
the Kanji seems to be not a Joyo Kanji. Which is probably the reason why WaniKani also didn’t add it. According to Jisho, 揃 is at place 2412 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers. Very rare. I suppose it will be mostly written in Furigana even for Japanese, but I certainly saw it without Furigana.

In short, nice to learn, but you’ll better focus on the other N1 Kanji :slight_smile:

Don’t newspapers typically intentionally not use hyougai? So checking newspaper frequency for a hyougai kanji seems very biased

JPDB lists it at about rank 1000

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For what it’s worth, I see it all the time in transcriptions of pro wrestling backstage comments, never once with furigana. Added it to Anki a couple months ago for that reason.

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Oh thanks for the follow-up! Well, in that case it might be worth for consideration :slight_smile:

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Update: They put 揃 in! Thanks WK! :grin:

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I also always take newspaper-based frequency lists with a grain of salt because they’re heavily biased towards certain types of content. Political and financial topics will be over-represented and many common day-to-day topics will be under-represented.

For instance 笑 is at the top of the frequency list for the Twitter corpus used by wkstats, but it’s at position 785 on the “news” corpus. News are serious business.

Meanwhile 政 is at position 82 on the news side, versus 701 on Twitter.

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