Essential Beginner Information

When it came to userscripts, there was one I kept seeing in level 60 posts:

I read the description: I didn’t get it. I was directly advised by other people to download it and was told what it did: I didn’t get it. So I didn’t install it. But I should have just trusted them.

The script illustrates how there can be a relation between certain radical usage, and certain on’yomi readings. A whole bunch of kanji readings became none-issues, since I knew that a particular radical being in a particular location in a kanji usually means a reading of [bla]. This can even work with kanji you’ve never seen before.

It’s not the case with every kanji, and exceptions are always plentiful. But if you use scripts at all: use this one. :slight_smile:

15 Likes