Radicals ranked by frequency/usage

Hey everyone!

Now that I’ve reached the mid-30 levels, I have encountered quite a few kanji that are very-similar-but-not-quite-the-same, since they all have the same radical as the “main” radical. I’d like to do some more serious kanji writing drills in order to become better at recognizing the differences, so I was wondering if there is somewhere on Wanikani or a userscript where the radicals are listed by usage/frequency?

It would be cool if it could take into account which kanji/radicals I’ve already learned, but a more general list would also be be very helpful.

PS: Damn you Turkey radical 進護難確権曜集離雑!!

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List of frequencies on WK

口: 126
氵: 116
木: 114
イ: 94
日: 85
扌: 84
一: 72
土: 67
言: 65
糸: 64
月: 63
艹: 63
宀: 56
⻌: 56
夂: 54
心: 52
十: 46
貝: 45
女: 44
阝: 44
田: 41
又: 40
隹: 39
丶: 37
刂: 37
王: 36
禾: 35
丿: 32
力: 31
大: 31
冖: 31
車: 31
金: 31
horns: 31
山: 29
立: 29
广: 28
忄: 28
尸: 27
巾: 27
戈: 27
目: 26
寸: 26
ヨ: 26
厂: 24
亠: 23
竹: 23
米: 23
彳: 23
勹: 22
匕: 22
頁: 22
ハ: 21
刀: 21
方: 21
斤: 21
罒: 21
ネ: 20
ム: 20
生: 20
gun: 20
水: 19
火: 19
干: 18
虫: 18
示: 18
工: 17
白: 17
石: 17
矢: 17
酉: 17
正: 17
子: 16
彡: 16
雨: 16
殳: 16
小: 15
止: 15
灬: 15
門: 15
hat: 15
儿: 14
犭: 14
艮: 14
cleat: 14
人: 13
弓: 13
幺: 13
足: 13
士: 13
冫: 13
里: 13
羊: 13
馬: 13
几: 13
覀: 13
stick: 13
九: 12
ナ: 12
耳: 12
冋: 12
牛: 12
欠: 12
夫: 12
疒: 12
聿: 12
己: 12
天: 11
古: 11
戸: 11
皿: 11
見: 11
廾: 11
卩: 11
衣: 11
且: 11
viking: 11
ト: 10
丁: 10
犬: 10
歹: 10
未: 10
食: 10
舟: 10
各: 10
者: 10
豕: 10
虍: 10
共: 10
二: 9
冂: 9
メ: 9
夕: 9
用: 9
开: 9
寺: 9
非: 9
旦: 9
beggar: 9
spikes: 9
bear: 9
spring: 9
grass: 9
川: 8
青: 8
氏: 8
鳥: 8
比: 8
穴: 8
廴: 8
尺: 8
反: 8
臣: 8
莫: 8
triceratops: 8
kick: 8
手: 7
支: 7
赤: 7
可: 7
走: 7
魚: 7
云: 7
易: 7
舌: 7
豆: 7
令: 7
少: 7
乚: 7
亡: 7
羽: 7
匚: 7
由: 7
京: 7
召: 7
牙: 7
leaf: 7
七: 6
L: 6
毋: 6
自: 6
行: 6
マ: 6
主: 6
巳: 6
咅: 6
辰: 6
曲: 6
重: 6
皮: 6
音: 6
其: 6
合: 6
束: 6
東: 6
果: 6
勺: 6
今: 6
曽: 6
次: 6
鬼: 6
甫: 6
余: 6
奇: 6
兆: 6
包: 6
兑: 6
trash: 6
gladiator: 6
文: 5
中: 5
元: 5
也: 5
乍: 5
占: 5
癶: 5
辛: 5
圣: 5
申: 5
兄: 5
乃: 5
丸: 5
分: 5
谷: 5
昔: 5
复: 5
兼: 5
至: 5
韋: 5
而: 5
尞: 5
上: 5
同: 5
甘: 5
台: 5
疋: 5
壴: 5
bar: 5
squid: 5
yurt: 5
comb: 5
良: 5
丬: 5
亅: 4
五: 4
弋: 4
世: 4
兀: 4
耂: 4
斗: 4
長: 4
矛: 4
ユ: 4
周: 4
及: 4
単: 4
免: 4
坴: 4
冊: 4
公: 4
百: 4
井: 4
凶: 4
成: 4
啇: 4
斉: 4
爰: 4
交: 4
冓: 4
屯: 4
専: 4
責: 4
区: 4
系: 4
出: 4
必: 4
享: 4
亥: 4
有: 4
岡: 4
毎: 4
義: 4
瓜: 4
玄: 4
禺: 4
夋: 4
舛: 4
㐮: 4
blackjack: 4
tofu: 4
zombie: 4
explosion: 4
death-star: 4
morning: 4
直: 4
畐: 4
喿: 4
入: 3
本: 3
父: 3
不: 3
ホ: 3
早: 3
品: 3
原: 3
央: 3
身: 3
句: 3
去: 3
付: 3
吉: 3
苟: 3
幸: 3
才: 3
司: 3
巛: 3
失: 3
平: 3
番: 3
角: 3
呂: 3
充: 3
能: 3
革: 3
丩: 3
半: 3
万: 3
化: 3
巨: 3
監: 3
甲: 3
扁: 3
予: 3
卬: 3
呉: 3
右: 3
辟: 3
夆: 3
耒: 3
缶: 3
刃: 3
甚: 3
風: 3
孝: 3
夌: 3
舎: 3
hills: 3
pope: 3
chinese: 3
cape: 3
creeper: 3
satellite: 3
永: 3
祭: 3
倉: 3
将: 3
千: 2
毛: 2
气: 2
巴: 2
肉: 2
色: 2
西: 2
凵: 2
血: 2
黄: 2
黒: 2
会: 2
首: 2
片: 2
釆: 2
介: 2
史: 2
勿: 2
丙: 2
亜: 2
意: 2
巩: 2
男: 2
歩: 2
無: 2
尭: 2
争: 2
市: 2
我: 2
弗: 2
亭: 2
友: 2
告: 2
代: 2
乙: 2
並: 2
鬲: 2
离: 2
蔵: 2
亀: 2
為: 2
明: 2
串: 2
君: 2
旧: 2
三: 2
広: 2
骨: 2
龍: 2
業: 2
冘: 2
竜: 2
家: 2
求: 2
回: 2
太: 2
真: 2
午: 2
感: 2
禹: 2
堇: 2
敝: 2
売: 2
elf: 2
象: 2
章: 2
郎: 2
疑: 2
弟: 1
面: 1
楽: 1
先: 1
飛: 1
安: 1
道: 1
客: 1
制: 1
然: 1
受: 1
両: 1
農: 1
民: 1
麗: 1
北: 1
華: 1
夜: 1
間: 1
内: 1
員: 1
爪: 1
帯: 1
彑: 1
貴: 1
発: 1
南: 1
賞: 1
暴: 1
思: 1
県: 1
空: 1
歯: 1
雇: 1
保: 1
屋: 1
守: 1
更: 1
恵: 1
波: 1
容: 1
光: 1
丈: 1
名: 1
豸: 1
巻: 1
胃: 1
凸: 1
凹: 1
下: 1
勇: 1
高: 1
coral: 1
cactus: 1
psychopath: 1
喜: 1
妻: 1
荒: 1
宣: 1

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Not that I know of, but I quickly made a simple one. Before I paste it though, keep in mind that a table like this is not super useful. For one thing, many of the radicals in WaniKani are not the radicals that are used by linguists, so talking about frequency is hard since it’s difficult to compare WaniKani data with real-world data when radicals are concerned. For another thing, WK has quite a few radicals that are introduced much later than their corresponding kanji. For example, 三 the kanji shows up in level 1, but 三 the radical doesn’t show up until level 39. So 三 the kanji is not listed as depending on 三 the radical.

With that in mind, this is a snapshot of WK’s current radicals. First column is how many kanji in WK are listed to depend on that radical, second is the level of the radical, and third is the radical itself, plus a link to the detail page for it.

124  1 口  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mouth
116  5 氵  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/tsunami
113  1 木  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/tree
 94  4 イ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/leader
 85  1 日  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sun
 84  3 扌  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fingers
 72  1 一  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/ground
 66  2 土  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/dirt
 65  5 言  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/say
 64  4 糸  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/thread
 63  4 艹  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/flowers
 63  2 月  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/moon
 56  5 ⻌  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/scooter
 55  4 宀  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/roof
 54  3 夂  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/winter
 52  3 心  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/heart
 46  1 十  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cross
 45  4 貝  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/shellfish
 44  9 阝  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/building
 43  1 女  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/woman
 41  2 田  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/rice-paddy
 40  2 又  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/stool
 39 10 隹  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/turkey
 37  1 丶  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/drop
 37  6 刂  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/knife
 36  2 王  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/king
 35  6 禾  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/grain
 32  1 丿  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/slide
 31  1 大  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/big
 31  4 車  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/car
 31  4 冖  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/forehead
 31  5 金  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/gold
 31  4 horns  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/horns
 31  1 力  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/power
 29  1 山  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mountain
 29  2 立  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/stand
 28  3 广  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/canopy
 28 13 忄  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/soul
 27 11 戈  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/drunkard
 27  2 尸  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/flag
 27  3 巾  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/towel
 26  2 目  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/eye
 26  4 寸  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/measurement
 25  5 ヨ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wolverine
 24  4 厂  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cliff
 23  4 竹  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bamboo
 23  1 亠  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/lid
 23  4 彳  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/loiter
 23  4 米  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/rice
 22 10 頁  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/geoduck
 22  1 勹  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/prison
 22  3 匕  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/spoon
 21  5 斤  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/axe
 21  3 方  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/direction
 21  1 ハ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fins
 21  8 罒  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/net
 21  2 刀  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sword
 20  1 gun  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/gun
 20  3 生  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/life
 20  2 ム  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/private
 20  4 ネ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/spirit
 19  2 火  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fire
 19  2 水  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/water
 18  3 干  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/dry
 18  4 虫  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/insect
 18 12 示  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/jackhammer
 17 10 酉  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/alcohol
 17  3 矢  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/arrow
 17  1 工  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/construction
 17  9 正  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/correct
 17  2 石  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/stone
 17  2 白  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/white
 16  2 子  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/child
 16  2 彡  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hair
 16  5 雨  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/rain
 16  8 殳  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/weapon
 15  6 灬  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/boil
 15  7 門  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/gate
 15  3 hat  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hat
 15  2 小  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/small
 15  2 止  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/stop
 14  6 犭  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/animal
 14  9 cleat  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cleat
 14  2 儿  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/legs
 14 11 艮  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/root
 13  2 弓  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bow
 13  9 聿  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/brush
 13  9 覀  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/helicopter
 13  8 馬  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/horse
 13  5 冫  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/ice
 13  1 人  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/person
 13  3 幺  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/poop
 13  4 士  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/samurai
 13  6 羊  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sheep
 13  1 stick  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/stick
 13  7 几  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/table
 13  5 里  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/village
 12  2 牛  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cow
 12  4 耳  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/ear
 12  4 足  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/foot
 12  7 夫  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/husband
 12  6 欠  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/lack
 12  2 ナ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/narwhal
 12  1 九  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/nine
 12  7 己  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/oneself
 12 10 疒  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sick
 11 23 衣  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/clothes
 11  3 戸  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/door
 11  5 冋  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mustache
 11  3 古  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/old
 11  4 皿  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/plate
 11  4 見  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/see
 11  7 卩  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/stamp
 11  7 且  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/top-hat
 11  5 廾  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/twenty
 11  5 viking  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/viking
 10  7 舟  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/boat
 10  6 食  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/eat
 10  2 冂  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/head
 10  2 天  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/heaven
 10  6 未  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/jet
 10 10 各  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/kiss
 10  7 豕  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/pig
 10 12 者  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/someone
 10  2 丁  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/street
 10 17 虍  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/tiger
 10  1 ト  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/toe
 10 12 共  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/together
 10  6 歹  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/yakuza
  9 11 bear  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bear
  9  4 beggar  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/beggar
  9 17 非  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/criminal
  9 24 旦  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/dawn
  9  2 犬  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/dog
  9 15 grass  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/grass
  9  5 开  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/lantern
  9  4 spikes  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/spikes
  9  9 spring  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/spring
  9  3 用  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/task
  9  7 寺  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/temple
  9  2 メ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/treasure
  9  1 二  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/two
  8  9 反  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/anti
  8  7 鳥  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bird
  8  5 青  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/blue
  8  7 氏  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/clan
  8  8 比  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/compare
  8  2 夕  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/evening
  8 25 莫  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/greenhouse
  8  8 穴  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hole
  8  5 kick  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/kick
  8  1 川  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/river
  8 29 臣  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/servant
  8 13 尺  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/shrimp
  8  3 triceratops  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/triceratops
  8 12 廴  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/yoga
  7 10 豆  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/beans
  7  4 支  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/branch
  7  8 匚  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cage
  7 27 召  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/call
  7  8 云  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cloud
  7  6 亡  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/death
  7  8 易  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/easy
  7 31 牙  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fang
  7  5 羽  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/feathers
  7 11 少  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/few
  7  2 手  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hand
  7  1 leaf  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/leaf
  7  5 可  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/lip-ring
  7 11 令  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/orders
  7 19 由  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/reason
  7  4 赤  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/red
  7  5 走  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/run
  7  6 舌  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/tongue
  7  4 乚  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/umbrella
  6 10 束  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bundle
  6 25 京  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/capital
  6  9 咅  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/clown
  6 12 其  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/crab
  6 23 鬼  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/demon
  6 13 東  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/east
  6  7 魚  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fish
  6 13 果  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fruit
  6  9 gladiator  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/gladiator
  6  5 行  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/go
  6 17 兑  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/guard
  6  9 重  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/heavy
  6 10 辰  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/landslide
  6  6 L  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/lion
  6  6 マ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mama
  6 18 曽  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mask
  6  4 主  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/master
  6 10 曲  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/music
  6 21 次  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/next
  6  3 今  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/now
  6 28 奇  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/odd
  6 37 兆  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/omen
  6 14 勺  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/pool
  6  5 自  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/self
  6  1 七  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/seven
  6 11 皮  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/skin
  6 11 音  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sound
  6  8 合  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/suit
  6 27 余  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/surplus
  6 11 trash  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/trash
  6 25 甫  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wedding
  6  5 毋  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/window
  6 37 包  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wrap
  5 29 上  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/above
  5  4 也  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/alligator
  5 14 bar  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bar
  5 19 复  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/black-hole
  5 29 尞  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/charcoal
  5 13 丸  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/circle
  5  9 疋  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/coat-rack
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  5  6 占  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fortune
  5 13 良  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/good
  5 11 申  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/humble
  5 22 丬  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/icicle
  5  5 乍  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/key
  5 24 韋  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/korea
  5 18 昔  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/long-ago
  5  9 台  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/machine
  5  2 中  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/middle
  5 20 至  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mole
  5 20 兼  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mona-lisa
  5 11 兄  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/older-brother
  5  3 元  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/origin
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  5  9 辛  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/spicy
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  5 36 甘  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sweet
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  5 10 圣  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/tombstone
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  5  2 文  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/writing
  5  9 yurt  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/yurt
  4  1 亅  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/barb
  4 28 屯  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/barracks
  4 19 成  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/become
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  4 29 責  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/blame
  4 13 冊  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bookshelf
  4  4 弋  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/ceremony
  4 32 必  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/certain
  4  7 周  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/circumference
  4  5 耂  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/coffin
  4 36 舛  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/dance
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  4 29 区  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/district
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  4 40 毎  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/every
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  4 27 出  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/exit
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  4  2 五  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/five
  4 12 直  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fix
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  4 38 有  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/have
  4 39 岡  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hill
  4  8 ユ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hook
  4 13 百  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hundred
  4  6 斗  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/ladle
  4 25 冓  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/lifeguard
  4 30 系  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/lineage
  4  6 長  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/long
  4 42 瓜  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/melon
  4 25 交  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mix
  4 21 啇  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mohawk
  4 23 morning  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/morning
  4 48 玄  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mysterious
  4 39 㐮  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/nurse
  4  4 兀  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/pi
  4 14 公  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/public
  4 20 義  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/righteousness
  4 13 畐  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/scarecrow
  4 11 単  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/simple
  4 21 斉  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/simultaneous
  4 34 亥  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/slice
  4 33 享  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sock
  4  7 矛  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/spear
  4 28 専  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/specialty
  4 32 夋  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/spider
  4 50 禺  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/splinter
  4 33 喿  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/syrup
  4 12 tofu  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/tofu
  4 18 凶  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/treasure-chest
  4 14 井  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/well
  4 13 坴  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/womb
  4 16 zombie  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/zombie
  3 22 能  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/ability
  3 22 充  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/allocate
  3  6 ホ  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/angel
  3 21 角  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/angle
  3 16 付  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/attach
  3 22 呂  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bathtub
  3 12 予  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/beforehand
  3 21 刃  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/blade
  3 13 身  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/body
  3  2 本  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/book
  3 44 缶  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/can
  3  8 cape  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cape
  3 32 卬  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cat-pirate
  3 34 呉  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/catapult
  3 13 央  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/center
  3 27 化  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/change
  3 10 chinese  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/chinese
  3 35 将  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/commander
  3 32 舎  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cottage
  3 49 甚  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/crab-trap
  3 13 creeper  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/creeper
  3 19 司  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/director
  3 12 早  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/early
  3  1 入  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/enter
  3  9 永  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/eternity
  3  3 父  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/father
  3 10 失  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fault
  3 17 祭  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/festival
  3 20 巛  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/flood
  3 52 夌  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/frostbite
  3 14 才  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/genius
  3 28 巨  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/giant
  3 17 吉  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/good-luck
  3 21 半  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/half
  3 18 幸  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/happiness
  3 29 hills  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hills
  3 38 辟  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/hot-pepper
  3 23 革  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/leather
  3 31 扁  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/library
  3  4 不  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/not
  3 21 番  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/number
  3 13 原  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/original
  3 30 監  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/oversee
  3 15 句  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/paragraph
  3 15 去  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/past
  3 21 平  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/peace
  3 43 耒  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/plow
  3 17 苟  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/poem
  3  9 pope  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/pope
  3 13 品  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/products
  3 19 右  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/right
  3 42 satellite  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/satellite
  3 41 夆  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/signpost
  3  7 孝  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/teacher
  3 26 万  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/ten-thousand
  3 30 甲  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/turtle-shell
  3 23 丩  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/vines
  3 26 倉  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/warehouse
  3 44 風  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wind
  3  4 世  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/world
  2 26 告  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/announce
  2 12 亜  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/asia
  2  4 巴  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bed
  2  7 黒  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/black
  2  6 血  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/blood
  2 42 骨  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bone
  2 34 堇  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/boot
  2  6 凵  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/box
  2 36 明  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bright
  2 39 君  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/buddy
  2 31 鬲  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/bully
  2 12 業  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/business
  2 26 章  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/chapter
  2  6 市  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/city
  2  5 色  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/color
  2 18 争  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/conflict
  2 22 弗  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/dollar
  2 55 疑  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/doubt
  2 44 竜  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/dragon
  2 10 丙  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/dynamite
  2 19 我  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/ego
  2 13 象  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/elephant
  2 32 elf  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/elf
  2  4 气  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/energy
  2 46 太  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fat
  2 19 感  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/feeling
  2 39 旧  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/former
  2 25 友  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/friend
  2  3 毛  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fur
  2 18 尭  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/gambler
  2 31 郎  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/guy
  2  9 史  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/history
  2 45 家  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/house
  2 13 意  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/idea
  2 43 龍  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/imperial
  2  9 介  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/jammed-in
  2 31 並  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/line-up
  2 15 男  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/man
  2 25 禹  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/mantis
  2  5 肉  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/meat
  2  5 会  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/meet
  2  6 首  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/neck
  2 18 午  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/noon
  2 29 乙  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/nose
  2 17 無  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/nothing
  2 30 片  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/one-sided
  2 47 敝  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/penguin
  2 30 冘  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/pirate
  2 39 真  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/reality
  2 12 求  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/request
  2 23 亭  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/restaurant
  2 31 离  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/rocket
  2 35 為  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sake
  2 15 巩  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/saw
  2 10 売  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sell
  2  8 釆  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sickle
  2 37 串  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/skewer
  2 33 蔵  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/storehouse
  2 27 代  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/substitute
  2  2 千  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/thousand
  2 39 三  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/three
  2 49 回  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/times
  2 35 亀  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/turtle
  2 15 歩  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/walk
  2  5 西  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/west
  2 33 広  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wide
  2  7 勿  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wing
  2  7 黄  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/yellow
  1 24 受  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/accept
  1 45 更  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/again
  1 43 豸  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/badger
  1 59 下  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/below
  1 35 帯  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/belt
  1 25 両  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/both
  1 41 cactus  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cactus
  1 22 安  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/cheap
  1 34 爪  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/claw
  1 17 楽  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/comfort
  1 57 凹  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/concave
  1 24 制  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/control
  1 57 凸  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/convex
  1 33 coral  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/coral
  1 60 勇  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/courage
  1 36 発  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/departure
  1 40 雇  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/employ
  1 16 面  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/face
  1 27 農  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/farming
  1 46 恵  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/favor
  1 20 飛  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/fly
  1 48 容  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/form
  1 24 客  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/guest
  1 15 丈  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/height
  1 33 内  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/inside
  1 33 間  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/interval
  1 28 麗  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/lovely
  1 34 員  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/member
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  1 24 然  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/nature
  1 32 夜  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/night
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  1 38 県  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/prefecture
  1 40 保  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/preserve
  1 18 先  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/previous
  1 37 賞  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/prize
  1 41 宣  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/proclaim
  1 45 守  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/protect
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  1 40 喜  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/rejoice
  1 23 道  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/road
  1 39 巻  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/scroll
  1 42 屋  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/shop
  1 41 華  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/showy
  1 35 彑  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/shuriken
  1 38 空  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sky
  1 36 南  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/south
  1 51 胃  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/stomach
  1 48 光  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/sunlight
  1 53 高  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/tall
  1 38 思  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/think
  1 38 歯  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/tooth
  1 36 貴  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/valuable
  1 37 暴  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/violence
  1 47 波  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wave
  1 41 妻  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wife
  1 49 荒  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/wild
  1 12 弟  https://www.wanikani.com/radicals/younger-brother
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Thanks to both you, this is super helpful!

Before I paste it though, keep in mind that a table like this is not super useful. For one thing, many of the radicals in WaniKani are not the radicals that are used by linguists, so talking about frequency is hard since it’s difficult to compare WaniKani data with real-world data when radicals are concerned. For another thing, WK has quite a few radicals that are introduced much later than their corresponding kanji. For example, 三 the kanji shows up in level 1, but 三 the radical doesn’t show up until level 39. So 三 the kanji is not listed as depending on 三 the radical.

I have never really given much thought to the difference between WK names and “real” names of the radicals, but thank you for mentioning it. I’ll probably postpone the study of these differences for a bit, though :sweat_smile: