Everyday / Written / Archaic tags for vocabulary

Obviously it’s subjective, but after all the times I’ve been met with confusion or laughter for using certain words, I would appreciate some kind of tag on vocabulary as to their daily use. I can’t remember a lot of examples, but one the first word I remember learning from WK for “disappointment” was 失望. Only recently did my friend tell me that it’s really not used much and 残念 is preferable.


I imagine someone might be able to make a script for this kind of thing, but there’s a reason that WK doesn’t do it themselves. They’re trying to avoid feature creep. Their goal is teaching kanji primarily.

But if someone makes a script I’m sure others would also appreciate it.


Interesting. Just today I heard 失望 being used in a meeting. Agree that one hears 残念 quite often by comparison. Not sure about the nuances, but I was glad to know the word from Wanikani!

There is this script:

It will indicate whether the word is tagged on Jisho as “common” or not. This is not exactly what you are looking for, but it might help you already somewhat.

Also, if you want to go further, you could use this script alongside it to indicate whether the vocab word is suggested as being relevant for JLPT (also indicating the level):

I reckon that JLPT vocab is somewhat “everyday language” as they are aiming towards real-life and business contexts usually. (Please correct me if I’m wrong!)

The latter is a shameless self promotion plug as I wrote it derived it from the former. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


Thanks m8. I wish I had this when I was starting out but it’s quite nice to have some immediate reference

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