Wanikani vs. Kanji frequency in Tae Kim's grammar guide

Hello everyone,

In WaniKani Content Movements: Wednesday April 19 - Wednesday May 31 2023 - #25 by simias I commented that I thought that some Kanji were oddly placed in WK when compared to the distribution of Kanji in learning materials.

Instead of just using my intuition, I decided to go deeper and sample all Kanji used in Tae Kim’s grammar guide (I used that because it seemed like the easiest source to sample since it’s a PDF, I wanted to try with bunpro’s sentences but there doesn’t seem to be an API to query all example sentences yet).

Here are the 744 Kanji found in Tae Kim, ordered by number of occurrences and with the corresponding WK level (or ??? when the Kanji is not on WK):

1: 行 occurrences: 286,  WK level 5
2: 食 occurrences: 274,  WK level 6
3: 日 occurrences: 227,  WK level 2
4: 生 occurrences: 166,  WK level 3
5: 学 occurrences: 157,  WK level 5
6: 見 occurrences: 118,  WK level 4
7: 人 occurrences: 111,  WK level 1
8: 何 occurrences: 110,  WK level 5
9: 言 occurrences: 98,  WK level 5
10: 今 occurrences: 95,  WK level 3
11: 時 occurrences: 93,  WK level 7
12: 来 occurrences: 87,  WK level 5
13: 間 occurrences: 87,  WK level 8
14: 買 occurrences: 85,  WK level 8
15: 飲 occurrences: 80,  WK level 10
16: 私 occurrences: 79,  WK level 6
17: 達 occurrences: 75,  WK level 18
18: 彼 occurrences: 74,  WK level 35
19: 友 occurrences: 73,  WK level 3
20: 本 occurrences: 69,  WK level 2
21: 一 occurrences: 65,  WK level 1
22: 出 occurrences: 65,  WK level 2
23: 大 occurrences: 64,  WK level 1
24: 聞 occurrences: 63,  WK level 10
25: 先 occurrences: 63,  WK level 4
26: 方 occurrences: 61,  WK level 3
27: 読 occurrences: 61,  WK level 10
28: 好 occurrences: 61,  WK level 11
29: 分 occurrences: 61,  WK level 3
30: 書 occurrences: 60,  WK level 16
31: 物 occurrences: 59,  WK level 9
32: 思 occurrences: 58,  WK level 6
33: 入 occurrences: 58,  WK level 1
34: 部 occurrences: 58,  WK level 9
35: 画 occurrences: 56,  WK level 6
36: 話 occurrences: 55,  WK level 8
37: 語 occurrences: 53,  WK level 10
38: 早 occurrences: 51,  WK level 4
39: 気 occurrences: 50,  WK level 4
40: 遊 occurrences: 50,  WK level 30
41: 映 occurrences: 50,  WK level 13
42: 全 occurrences: 49,  WK level 6
43: 強 occurrences: 47,  WK level 7
44: 帰 occurrences: 46,  WK level 15
45: 子 occurrences: 46,  WK level 2
46: 十 occurrences: 46,  WK level 1
47: 寝 occurrences: 44,  WK level 22
48: 知 occurrences: 44,  WK level 6
49: 明 occurrences: 43,  WK level 6
50: 静 occurrences: 42,  WK level 18
51: 金 occurrences: 42,  WK level 5
52: 待 occurrences: 41,  WK level 12
53: 二 occurrences: 40,  WK level 1
54: 飯 occurrences: 39,  WK level 15
55: 勉 occurrences: 39,  WK level 12
56: 上 occurrences: 39,  WK level 1
57: 合 occurrences: 39,  WK level 12
58: 年 occurrences: 38,  WK level 4
59: 高 occurrences: 37,  WK level 7
60: 教 occurrences: 35,  WK level 7
61: 屋 occurrences: 35,  WK level 9
62: 題 occurrences: 35,  WK level 13
63: 誰 occurrences: 33,  WK level 43
64: 宿 occurrences: 33,  WK level 13
65: 起 occurrences: 32,  WK level 10
66: 業 occurrences: 32,  WK level 10
67: 死 occurrences: 31,  WK level 6
68: 校 occurrences: 31,  WK level 7
69: 事 occurrences: 31,  WK level 9
70: 着 occurrences: 30,  WK level 12
71: 手 occurrences: 29,  WK level 2
72: 当 occurrences: 29,  WK level 5
73: 白 occurrences: 29,  WK level 2
74: 下 occurrences: 29,  WK level 1
75: 切 occurrences: 28,  WK level 3
76: 走 occurrences: 28,  WK level 5
77: 中 occurrences: 27,  WK level 2
78: 直 occurrences: 27,  WK level 6
79: 毎 occurrences: 26,  WK level 5
80: 会 occurrences: 26,  WK level 5
81: 面 occurrences: 26,  WK level 16
82: 結 occurrences: 26,  WK level 17
83: 得 occurrences: 25,  WK level 19
84: 魚 occurrences: 25,  WK level 7
85: 捨 occurrences: 25,  WK level 32
86: 女 occurrences: 25,  WK level 1
87: 質 occurrences: 25,  WK level 24
88: 仕 occurrences: 24,  WK level 4
89: 授 occurrences: 24,  WK level 26
90: 前 occurrences: 24,  WK level 6
91: 家 occurrences: 23,  WK level 7
92: 観 occurrences: 22,  WK level 22
93: 嫌 occurrences: 22,  WK level 20
94: 忙 occurrences: 22,  WK level 19
95: 然 occurrences: 22,  WK level 13
96: 持 occurrences: 21,  WK level 9
97: 者 occurrences: 21,  WK level 8
98: 週 occurrences: 21,  WK level 7
99: 昼 occurrences: 21,  WK level 15
100: 泳 occurrences: 20,  WK level 9
101: 信 occurrences: 20,  WK level 15
102: 字 occurrences: 20,  WK level 4
103: 酒 occurrences: 20,  WK level 10
104: 犬 occurrences: 19,  WK level 2
105: 単 occurrences: 19,  WK level 15
106: 混 occurrences: 19,  WK level 19
107: 館 occurrences: 18,  WK level 13
108: 開 occurrences: 18,  WK level 10
109: 国 occurrences: 18,  WK level 6
110: 理 occurrences: 18,  WK level 7
111: 皆 occurrences: 18,  WK level 13
112: 漢 occurrences: 18,  WK level 10
113: 三 occurrences: 18,  WK level 1
114: 目 occurrences: 17,  WK level 2
115: 考 occurrences: 17,  WK level 5
116: 電 occurrences: 17,  WK level 8
117: 田 occurrences: 17,  WK level 2
118: 問 occurrences: 17,  WK level 13
119: 簡 occurrences: 17,  WK level 33
120: 力 occurrences: 16,  WK level 1
121: 試 occurrences: 16,  WK level 9
122: 図 occurrences: 16,  WK level 5
123: 朝 occurrences: 16,  WK level 8
124: 遅 occurrences: 16,  WK level 35
125: 掛 occurrences: 16,  WK level 25
126: 多 occurrences: 16,  WK level 5
127: 千 occurrences: 16,  WK level 2
128: 様 occurrences: 15,  WK level 13
129: 忘 occurrences: 15,  WK level 18
130: 近 occurrences: 15,  WK level 5
131: 昨 occurrences: 15,  WK level 15
132: 父 occurrences: 15,  WK level 3
133: 科 occurrences: 15,  WK level 6
134: 決 occurrences: 15,  WK level 8
135: 月 occurrences: 15,  WK level 2
136: 違 occurrences: 15,  WK level 24
137: 猫 occurrences: 14,  WK level 15
138: 所 occurrences: 14,  WK level 8
139: 雨 occurrences: 14,  WK level 5
140: 木 occurrences: 14,  WK level 2
141: 動 occurrences: 14,  WK level 12
142: 難 occurrences: 14,  WK level 20
143: 調 occurrences: 14,  WK level 10
144: 新 occurrences: 14,  WK level 9
145: 情 occurrences: 14,  WK level 13
146: 欲 occurrences: 13,  WK level 32
147: 否 occurrences: 13,  WK level 33
148: 々 occurrences: 13,  WK level 2
149: 肉 occurrences: 13,  WK level 5
150: 歩 occurrences: 13,  WK level 6
151: 最 occurrences: 13,  WK level 10
152: 楽 occurrences: 13,  WK level 8
153: 名 occurrences: 13,  WK level 4
154: 体 occurrences: 13,  WK level 5
155: 験 occurrences: 12,  WK level 9
156: 親 occurrences: 12,  WK level 10
157: 立 occurrences: 12,  WK level 2
158: 供 occurrences: 12,  WK level 24
159: 変 occurrences: 12,  WK level 15
160: 自 occurrences: 12,  WK level 5
161: 母 occurrences: 12,  WK level 3
162: 取 occurrences: 12,  WK level 16
163: 太 occurrences: 12,  WK level 3
164: 介 occurrences: 12,  WK level 35
165: 四 occurrences: 12,  WK level 2
166: 回 occurrences: 12,  WK level 5
167: 医 occurrences: 11,  WK level 8
168: 止 occurrences: 11,  WK level 3
169: 公 occurrences: 11,  WK level 10
170: 焼 occurrences: 11,  WK level 18
171: 無 occurrences: 11,  WK level 17
172: 円 occurrences: 11,  WK level 2
173: 百 occurrences: 11,  WK level 4
174: 申 occurrences: 11,  WK level 4
175: 売 occurrences: 11,  WK level 9
176: 対 occurrences: 11,  WK level 8
177: 怖 occurrences: 11,  WK level 29
178: 格 occurrences: 10,  WK level 14
179: 元 occurrences: 10,  WK level 3
180: 消 occurrences: 10,  WK level 12
181: 構 occurrences: 10,  WK level 25
182: 付 occurrences: 10,  WK level 7
183: 加 occurrences: 10,  WK level 19
184: 鈴 occurrences: 10,  WK level 39
185: 山 occurrences: 10,  WK level 1
186: 終 occurrences: 10,  WK level 10
187: 英 occurrences: 10,  WK level 15
188: 意 occurrences: 10,  WK level 11
189: 洋 occurrences: 10,  WK level 11
190: 六 occurrences: 10,  WK level 2
191: 空 occurrences: 10,  WK level 5
192: 訳 occurrences: 10,  WK level 32
193: 相 occurrences: 10,  WK level 9
194: 以 occurrences: 10,  WK level 7
195: 音 occurrences: 9,  WK level 5
196: 暇 occurrences: 9,  WK level 27
197: 落 occurrences: 9,  WK level 10
198: 窓 occurrences: 9,  WK level 33
199: 晩 occurrences: 9,  WK level 15
200: 天 occurrences: 9,  WK level 2
201: 夫 occurrences: 9,  WK level 15
202: 腹 occurrences: 9,  WK level 27
203: 失 occurrences: 9,  WK level 7
204: 婚 occurrences: 9,  WK level 30
205: 準 occurrences: 9,  WK level 23
206: 作 occurrences: 9,  WK level 5
207: 張 occurrences: 9,  WK level 23
208: 残 occurrences: 9,  WK level 14
209: 外 occurrences: 9,  WK level 3
210: 致 occurrences: 9,  WK level 38
211: 五 occurrences: 9,  WK level 2
212: 七 occurrences: 9,  WK level 1
213: 八 occurrences: 9,  WK level 1
214: 使 occurrences: 9,  WK level 9
215: 火 occurrences: 9,  WK level 2
216: 定 occurrences: 9,  WK level 9
217: 始 occurrences: 9,  WK level 10
218: 謎 occurrences: 9,  WK level 44
219: 訓 occurrences: 8,  WK level 18
220: 色 occurrences: 8,  WK level 5
221: 参 occurrences: 8,  WK level 14
222: 弁 occurrences: 8,  WK level 16
223: 降 occurrences: 8,  WK level 34
224: 休 occurrences: 8,  WK level 4
225: 答 occurrences: 8,  WK level 8
226: 長 occurrences: 8,  WK level 6
227: 料 occurrences: 8,  WK level 13
228: 運 occurrences: 8,  WK level 10
229: 備 occurrences: 8,  WK level 23
230: 計 occurrences: 8,  WK level 15
231: 予 occurrences: 8,  WK level 9
232: 局 occurrences: 8,  WK level 8
233: 駄 occurrences: 8,  WK level 50
234: 車 occurrences: 8,  WK level 4
235: 代 occurrences: 8,  WK level 4
236: 貸 occurrences: 8,  WK level 27
237: 万 occurrences: 8,  WK level 3
238: 覚 occurrences: 8,  WK level 17
239: 存 occurrences: 8,  WK level 16
240: 客 occurrences: 8,  WK level 9
241: 少 occurrences: 8,  WK level 3
242: 康 occurrences: 8,  WK level 27
243: 発 occurrences: 8,  WK level 9
244: 韓 occurrences: 8,  WK level 29
245: 花 occurrences: 8,  WK level 4
246: 品 occurrences: 8,  WK level 16
247: 実 occurrences: 8,  WK level 9
248: 関 occurrences: 8,  WK level 16
249: 能 occurrences: 7,  WK level 14
250: 聴 occurrences: 7,  WK level 37
251: 段 occurrences: 7,  WK level 27
252: 登 occurrences: 7,  WK level 12
253: 場 occurrences: 7,  WK level 8
254: 園 occurrences: 7,  WK level 16
255: 丈 occurrences: 7,  WK level 15
256: 怒 occurrences: 7,  WK level 27
257: 内 occurrences: 7,  WK level 3
258: 礼 occurrences: 7,  WK level 4
259: 優 occurrences: 7,  WK level 23
260: 念 occurrences: 7,  WK level 14
261: 富 occurrences: 7,  WK level 31
262: 士 occurrences: 7,  WK level 13
263: 海 occurrences: 7,  WK level 6
264: 留 occurrences: 7,  WK level 16
265: 九 occurrences: 7,  WK level 1
266: 込 occurrences: 7,  WK level 32
267: 召 occurrences: 7,  WK level 51
268: 安 occurrences: 7,  WK level 6
269: 口 occurrences: 7,  WK level 1
270: 放 occurrences: 7,  WK level 11
271: 用 occurrences: 7,  WK level 3
272: 散 occurrences: 7,  WK level 31
273: 要 occurrences: 6,  WK level 9
274: 速 occurrences: 6,  WK level 10
275: 習 occurrences: 6,  WK level 10
276: 際 occurrences: 6,  WK level 21
277: 銀 occurrences: 6,  WK level 13
278: 同 occurrences: 6,  WK level 5
279: 敬 occurrences: 6,  WK level 33
280: 俺 occurrences: 6,  WK level 44
281: 犯 occurrences: 6,  WK level 20
282: 末 occurrences: 6,  WK level 7
283: 郎 occurrences: 6,  WK level 27
284: 穏 occurrences: 6,  WK level 46
285: 歌 occurrences: 6,  WK level 10
286: 美 occurrences: 6,  WK level 9
287: 頑 occurrences: 6,  WK level 14
288: 重 occurrences: 6,  WK level 9
289: 去 occurrences: 6,  WK level 4
290: 頭 occurrences: 6,  WK level 10
291: 司 occurrences: 6,  WK level 15
292: 病 occurrences: 6,  WK level 10
293: 夜 occurrences: 6,  WK level 6
294: 呼 occurrences: 6,  WK level 23
295: 寒 occurrences: 6,  WK level 12
296: 智 occurrences: 6,  WK level 56
297: 困 occurrences: 6,  WK level 20
298: 別 occurrences: 6,  WK level 11
299: 眠 occurrences: 6,  WK level 27
300: 平 occurrences: 6,  WK level 4
301: 和 occurrences: 6,  WK level 9
302: 土 occurrences: 6,  WK level 2
303: 曜 occurrences: 6,  WK level 16
304: 不 occurrences: 6,  WK level 4
305: 状 occurrences: 6,  WK level 22
306: 産 occurrences: 6,  WK level 20
307: 度 occurrences: 6,  WK level 9
308: 逃 occurrences: 6,  WK level 38
309: 容 occurrences: 6,  WK level 19
310: 由 occurrences: 6,  WK level 7
311: 健 occurrences: 6,  WK level 27
312: 心 occurrences: 6,  WK level 3
313: 種 occurrences: 6,  WK level 18
314: 類 occurrences: 6,  WK level 18
315: 純 occurrences: 6,  WK level 34
316: 設 occurrences: 6,  WK level 21
317: 必 occurrences: 6,  WK level 7
318: 係 occurrences: 6,  WK level 16
319: 顔 occurrences: 6,  WK level 10
320: 点 occurrences: 5,  WK level 6
321: 徹 occurrences: 5,  WK level 41
322: 値 occurrences: 5,  WK level 22
323: 替 occurrences: 5,  WK level 25
324: 君 occurrences: 5,  WK level 8
325: 両 occurrences: 5,  WK level 6
326: 的 occurrences: 5,  WK level 14
327: 堂 occurrences: 5,  WK level 17
328: 有 occurrences: 5,  WK level 6
329: 緒 occurrences: 5,  WK level 38
330: 番 occurrences: 5,  WK level 8
331: 億 occurrences: 5,  WK level 13
332: 後 occurrences: 5,  WK level 6
333: 賀 occurrences: 5,  WK level 22
334: 表 occurrences: 5,  WK level 9
335: 怠 occurrences: 5,  WK level 52
336: 覧 occurrences: 5,  WK level 30
337: 退 occurrences: 5,  WK level 27
338: 過 occurrences: 5,  WK level 22
339: 果 occurrences: 5,  WK level 17
340: 辛 occurrences: 5,  WK level 44
341: 恥 occurrences: 5,  WK level 35
342: 埃 occurrences: 5,  WK level ????
343: 句 occurrences: 4,  WK level 18
344: 減 occurrences: 4,  WK level 19
345: 焦 occurrences: 4,  WK level 42
346: 限 occurrences: 4,  WK level 25
347: 練 occurrences: 4,  WK level 13
348: 道 occurrences: 4,  WK level 8
349: 勝 occurrences: 4,  WK level 9
350: 向 occurrences: 4,  WK level 6
351: 閉 occurrences: 4,  WK level 33
352: 赤 occurrences: 4,  WK level 4
353: 葉 occurrences: 4,  WK level 10
354: 声 occurrences: 4,  WK level 5
355: 丁 occurrences: 4,  WK level 2
356: 寧 occurrences: 4,  WK level 46
357: 妻 occurrences: 4,  WK level 20
358: 奥 occurrences: 4,  WK level 38
359: 主 occurrences: 4,  WK level 4
360: 姉 occurrences: 4,  WK level 6
361: 兄 occurrences: 4,  WK level 5
362: 痩 occurrences: 4,  WK level 34
363: 置 occurrences: 4,  WK level 22
364: 駅 occurrences: 4,  WK level 13
365: 懸 occurrences: 4,  WK level 38
366: 命 occurrences: 4,  WK level 11
367: 他 occurrences: 4,  WK level 4
368: 寿 occurrences: 4,  WK level 35
369: 暗 occurrences: 4,  WK level 13
370: 味 occurrences: 4,  WK level 11
371: 身 occurrences: 4,  WK level 8
372: 嘘 occurrences: 4,  WK level 41
373: 幸 occurrences: 4,  WK level 16
374: 氏 occurrences: 4,  WK level 7
375: 初 occurrences: 4,  WK level 11
376: 広 occurrences: 4,  WK level 3
377: 歳 occurrences: 4,  WK level 46
378: 暮 occurrences: 4,  WK level 33
379: 壊 occurrences: 4,  WK level 29
380: 兆 occurrences: 4,  WK level 37
381: 成 occurrences: 4,  WK level 11
382: 枚 occurrences: 4,  WK level 18
383: 個 occurrences: 4,  WK level 20
384: 超 occurrences: 4,  WK level 36
385: 負 occurrences: 4,  WK level 9
386: 現 occurrences: 4,  WK level 23
387: 可 occurrences: 4,  WK level 18
388: 証 occurrences: 4,  WK level 16
389: 議 occurrences: 4,  WK level 20
390: 推 occurrences: 4,  WK level 34
391: 悪 occurrences: 4,  WK level 12
392: 恐 occurrences: 4,  WK level 29
393: 茶 occurrences: 4,  WK level 6
394: 返 occurrences: 4,  WK level 9
395: 願 occurrences: 4,  WK level 13
396: 預 occurrences: 4,  WK level 30
397: 御 occurrences: 4,  WK level 39
398: 刻 occurrences: 4,  WK level 34
399: 掃 occurrences: 4,  WK level 31
400: 除 occurrences: 4,  WK level 31
401: 販 occurrences: 4,  WK level 24
402: 機 occurrences: 4,  WK level 20
403: 乗 occurrences: 4,  WK level 9
404: 券 occurrences: 4,  WK level 28
405: 漫 occurrences: 4,  WK level 50
406: 危 occurrences: 4,  WK level 16
407: 暑 occurrences: 4,  WK level 12
408: 量 occurrences: 4,  WK level 24
409: 保 occurrences: 4,  WK level 9
410: 感 occurrences: 4,  WK level 13
411: 姿 occurrences: 4,  WK level 22
412: 崩 occurrences: 4,  WK level 37
413: 若 occurrences: 4,  WK level 19
414: 団 occurrences: 4,  WK level 19
415: 商 occurrences: 4,  WK level 12
416: 報 occurrences: 4,  WK level 18
417: 易 occurrences: 4,  WK level 19
418: 歯 occurrences: 4,  WK level 12
419: 談 occurrences: 4,  WK level 9
420: 酔 occurrences: 4,  WK level 35
421: 被 occurrences: 4,  WK level 20
422: 害 occurrences: 4,  WK level 20
423: 紙 occurrences: 4,  WK level 7
424: 貧 occurrences: 4,  WK level 30
425: 乏 occurrences: 4,  WK level 30
426: 数 occurrences: 4,  WK level 8
427: 絶 occurrences: 4,  WK level 28
428: 融 occurrences: 4,  WK level 31
429: 連 occurrences: 4,  WK level 19
430: 形 occurrences: 4,  WK level 5
431: 認 occurrences: 4,  WK level 21
432: 解 occurrences: 4,  WK level 21
433: 徒 occurrences: 4,  WK level 19
434: 説 occurrences: 4,  WK level 17
435: 態 occurrences: 4,  WK level 22
436: 続 occurrences: 4,  WK level 19
437: 油 occurrences: 4,  WK level 35
438: 挙 occurrences: 3,  WK level 21
439: 濁 occurrences: 3,  WK level 58
440: 半 occurrences: 3,  WK level 3
441: 怪 occurrences: 3,  WK level 26
442: 麗 occurrences: 3,  WK level 28
443: 辞 occurrences: 3,  WK level 16
444: 靴 occurrences: 3,  WK level 27
445: 尊 occurrences: 3,  WK level 33
446: 謙 occurrences: 3,  WK level 39
447: 譲 occurrences: 3,  WK level 39
448: 鉄 occurrences: 3,  WK level 10
449: 拳 occurrences: 3,  WK level 41
450: 僕 occurrences: 3,  WK level 12
451: 妹 occurrences: 3,  WK level 6
452: 弟 occurrences: 3,  WK level 5
453: 息 occurrences: 3,  WK level 12
454: 娘 occurrences: 3,  WK level 29
455: 般 occurrences: 3,  WK level 36
456: 狭 occurrences: 3,  WK level 24
457: 池 occurrences: 3,  WK level 8
458: 荷 occurrences: 3,  WK level 16
459: 避 occurrences: 3,  WK level 38
460: 遠 occurrences: 3,  WK level 16
461: 箇 occurrences: 3,  WK level ????
462: 才 occurrences: 3,  WK level 2
463: 洗 occurrences: 3,  WK level 18
464: 階 occurrences: 3,  WK level 12
465: 屈 occurrences: 3,  WK level 27
466: 林 occurrences: 3,  WK level 5
467: 短 occurrences: 3,  WK level 12
468: 低 occurrences: 3,  WK level 11
469: 服 occurrences: 3,  WK level 9
470: 東 occurrences: 3,  WK level 6
471: 宜 occurrences: 3,  WK level 38
472: 我 occurrences: 3,  WK level 26
473: 喧 occurrences: 3,  WK level 41
474: 嘩 occurrences: 3,  WK level 41
475: 皮 occurrences: 3,  WK level 5
476: 確 occurrences: 3,  WK level 20
477: 告 occurrences: 3,  WK level 18
478: 雇 occurrences: 3,  WK level 39
479: 功 occurrences: 3,  WK level 11
480: 序 occurrences: 3,  WK level 32
481: 列 occurrences: 3,  WK level 15
482: 血 occurrences: 3,  WK level 6
483: 黑 occurrences: 3,  WK level ????
484: 描 occurrences: 2,  WK level 38
485: 野 occurrences: 2,  WK level 12
486: 菜 occurrences: 2,  WK level 31
487: 良 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
488: 蹴 occurrences: 2,  WK level 49
489: 滑 occurrences: 2,  WK level 42
490: 握 occurrences: 2,  WK level 42
491: 交 occurrences: 2,  WK level 5
492: 嘲 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
493: 覆 occurrences: 2,  WK level 49
494: 遮 occurrences: 2,  WK level 57
495: 罵 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
496: 捻 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
497: 翻 occurrences: 2,  WK level 50
498: 滅 occurrences: 2,  WK level 43
499: 蘇 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
500: 街 occurrences: 2,  WK level 29
501: 路 occurrences: 2,  WK level 10
502: 録 occurrences: 2,  WK level 28
503: 台 occurrences: 2,  WK level 3
504: 箱 occurrences: 2,  WK level 16
505: 抜 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
506: 育 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
507: 禁 occurrences: 2,  WK level 18
508: 派 occurrences: 2,  WK level 21
509: 雑 occurrences: 2,  WK level 32
510: 誌 occurrences: 2,  WK level 33
511: 町 occurrences: 2,  WK level 4
512: 社 occurrences: 2,  WK level 5
513: 課 occurrences: 2,  WK level 13
514: 盗 occurrences: 2,  WK level 30
515: 選 occurrences: 2,  WK level 13
516: 魅 occurrences: 2,  WK level 30
517: 恵 occurrences: 2,  WK level 37
518: 旅 occurrences: 2,  WK level 12
519: 符 occurrences: 2,  WK level 30
520: 約 occurrences: 2,  WK level 14
521: 冬 occurrences: 2,  WK level 3
522: 増 occurrences: 2,  WK level 21
523: 鉛 occurrences: 2,  WK level 26
524: 筆 occurrences: 2,  WK level 26
525: 晴 occurrences: 2,  WK level 15
526: 久 occurrences: 2,  WK level 32
527: 周 occurrences: 2,  WK level 14
528: 坊 occurrences: 2,  WK level 22
529: 背 occurrences: 2,  WK level 30
530: 弾 occurrences: 2,  WK level 37
531: 地 occurrences: 2,  WK level 6
532: 割 occurrences: 2,  WK level 23
533: 引 occurrences: 2,  WK level 3
534: 温 occurrences: 2,  WK level 12
535: 泉 occurrences: 2,  WK level 12
536: 縫 occurrences: 2,  WK level 56
537: 叫 occurrences: 2,  WK level 44
538: 呟 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
539: 鯛 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
540: 弱 occurrences: 2,  WK level 7
541: 独 occurrences: 2,  WK level 26
542: 再 occurrences: 2,  WK level 26
543: 島 occurrences: 2,  WK level 12
544: 矢 occurrences: 2,  WK level 3
545: 餌 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
546: 頂 occurrences: 2,  WK level 51
547: 戴 occurrences: 2,  WK level 53
548: 座 occurrences: 2,  WK level 18
549: 零 occurrences: 2,  WK level 46
550: 昭 occurrences: 2,  WK level 37
551: 暦 occurrences: 2,  WK level 45
552: 秒 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
553: 午 occurrences: 2,  WK level 3
554: 冊 occurrences: 2,  WK level 19
555: 匹 occurrences: 2,  WK level 15
556: 隣 occurrences: 2,  WK level 40
557: 風 occurrences: 2,  WK level 7
558: 呂 occurrences: 2,  WK level 52
559: 戻 occurrences: 2,  WK level 37
560: 働 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
561: 光 occurrences: 2,  WK level 5
562: 含 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
563: 領 occurrences: 2,  WK level 22
564: 収 occurrences: 2,  WK level 23
565: 廊 occurrences: 2,  WK level 31
566: 拝 occurrences: 2,  WK level 34
567: 伺 occurrences: 2,  WK level 41
568: 差 occurrences: 2,  WK level 24
569: 薦 occurrences: 2,  WK level 34
570: 縮 occurrences: 2,  WK level 34
571: 神 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
572: 店 occurrences: 2,  WK level 6
573: 注 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
574: 越 occurrences: 2,  WK level 30
575: 伝 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
576: 玉 occurrences: 2,  WK level 2
577: 小 occurrences: 2,  WK level 2
578: 効 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
579: 象 occurrences: 2,  WK level 24
580: 腐 occurrences: 2,  WK level 34
581: 崇 occurrences: 2,  WK level 59
582: 麻 occurrences: 2,  WK level 48
583: 雀 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
584: 佐 occurrences: 2,  WK level 47
585: 藤 occurrences: 2,  WK level 22
586: 罠 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
587: 足 occurrences: 2,  WK level 4
588: 程 occurrences: 2,  WK level 28
589: 迷 occurrences: 2,  WK level 27
590: 曲 occurrences: 2,  WK level 6
591: 航 occurrences: 2,  WK level 29
592: 文 occurrences: 2,  WK level 2
593: 章 occurrences: 2,  WK level 12
594: 敏 occurrences: 2,  WK level 40
595: 比 occurrences: 2,  WK level 19
596: 雰 occurrences: 2,  WK level 14
597: 囲 occurrences: 2,  WK level 14
598: 制 occurrences: 2,  WK level 21
599: 瞬 occurrences: 2,  WK level 46
600: 倒 occurrences: 2,  WK level 20
601: 辺 occurrences: 2,  WK level 7
602: 漬 occurrences: 2,  WK level 57
603: 髪 occurrences: 2,  WK level 44
604: 紀 occurrences: 2,  WK level 15
605: 騒 occurrences: 2,  WK level 30
606: 恭 occurrences: 2,  WK level 56
607: 季 occurrences: 2,  WK level 14
608: 節 occurrences: 2,  WK level 19
609: 樹 occurrences: 2,  WK level 41
610: 裕 occurrences: 2,  WK level 20
611: 朋 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
612: 磨 occurrences: 2,  WK level 45
613: 払 occurrences: 2,  WK level 15
614: 模 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
615: 擬 occurrences: 2,  WK level 59
616: 敗 occurrences: 2,  WK level 17
617: 受 occurrences: 2,  WK level 9
618: 微 occurrences: 2,  WK level 28
619: 積 occurrences: 2,  WK level 29
620: 非 occurrences: 2,  WK level 17
621: 常 occurrences: 2,  WK level 17
622: 凄 occurrences: 2,  WK level 41
623: 疲 occurrences: 2,  WK level 45
624: 跳 occurrences: 2,  WK level 37
625: 笛 occurrences: 2,  WK level 19
626: 級 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
627: 悲 occurrences: 2,  WK level 17
628: 蚊 occurrences: 2,  WK level 48
629: 輩 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
630: 夏 occurrences: 2,  WK level 7
631: 漱 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
632: 石 occurrences: 2,  WK level 4
633: 示 occurrences: 2,  WK level 22
634: 薬 occurrences: 2,  WK level 17
635: 属 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
636: 粉 occurrences: 2,  WK level 31
637: 燃 occurrences: 2,  WK level 24
638: 企 occurrences: 2,  WK level 21
639: 顧 occurrences: 2,  WK level 40
640: 利 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
641: 封 occurrences: 2,  WK level 43
642: 筒 occurrences: 2,  WK level 43
643: 写 occurrences: 2,  WK level 4
644: 真 occurrences: 2,  WK level 16
645: 添 occurrences: 2,  WK level 29
646: 打 occurrences: 2,  WK level 4
647: 奨 occurrences: 2,  WK level 49
648: 擦 occurrences: 2,  WK level 43
649: 例 occurrences: 2,  WK level 14
650: ⺠ occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
651: 騙 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
652: 訴 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
653: 訟 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
654: 庁 occurrences: 2,  WK level 24
655: 救 occurrences: 2,  WK level 31
656: 済 occurrences: 2,  WK level 21
657: 罪 occurrences: 2,  WK level 20
658: 防 occurrences: 2,  WK level 20
659: 化 occurrences: 2,  WK level 6
660: 促 occurrences: 2,  WK level 29
661: 判 occurrences: 2,  WK level 21
662: 断 occurrences: 2,  WK level 21
663: 充 occurrences: 2,  WK level 39
664: 努 occurrences: 2,  WK level 11
665: 未 occurrences: 2,  WK level 7
666: 措 occurrences: 2,  WK level 41
667: 緊 occurrences: 2,  WK level 29
668: 愚 occurrences: 2,  WK level 54
669: 卒 occurrences: 2,  WK level 14
670: 嬉 occurrences: 2,  WK level 40
671: 算 occurrences: 2,  WK level 10
672: 爆 occurrences: 2,  WK level 37
673: 膨 occurrences: 2,  WK level 52
674: 視 occurrences: 2,  WK level 24
675: 秘 occurrences: 2,  WK level 32
676: 密 occurrences: 2,  WK level 32
677: 紅 occurrences: 2,  WK level 34
678: 秋 occurrences: 2,  WK level 15
679: 慢 occurrences: 2,  WK level 52
680: 絡 occurrences: 2,  WK level 19
681: 厳 occurrences: 2,  WK level 32
682: 景 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
683: 途 occurrences: 2,  WK level 27
684: 漏 occurrences: 2,  WK level 30
685: 洩 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
686: 応 occurrences: 2,  WK level 22
687: 守 occurrences: 2,  WK level 16
688: 庭 occurrences: 2,  WK level 12
689: 配 occurrences: 2,  WK level 10
690: 痛 occurrences: 2,  WK level 27
691: 押 occurrences: 2,  WK level 30
692: 製 occurrences: 2,  WK level 24
693: 展 occurrences: 2,  WK level 24
694: 慣 occurrences: 2,  WK level 25
695: 依 occurrences: 2,  WK level 36
696: 症 occurrences: 2,  WK level 27
697: 締 occurrences: 2,  WK level 27
698: 剣 occurrences: 2,  WK level 35
699: 誓 occurrences: 2,  WK level 49
700: 染 occurrences: 2,  WK level 32
701: 正 occurrences: 2,  WK level 2
702: 次 occurrences: 2,  WK level 6
703: 在 occurrences: 2,  WK level 20
704: 職 occurrences: 2,  WK level 23
705: 統 occurrences: 2,  WK level 22
706: 廃 occurrences: 2,  WK level 36
707: 改 occurrences: 2,  WK level 19
708: 編 occurrences: 2,  WK level 31
709: 革 occurrences: 2,  WK level 23
710: 求 occurrences: 2,  WK level 10
711: 伸 occurrences: 2,  WK level 36
712: 役 occurrences: 2,  WK level 8
713: 携 occurrences: 2,  WK level 40
714: 帯 occurrences: 2,  WK level 31
715: 傷 occurrences: 2,  WK level 32
716: 拭 occurrences: 2,  WK level ????
717: 修 occurrences: 2,  WK level 28
718: 汗 occurrences: 2,  WK level 26
719: 栄 occurrences: 2,  WK level 17
720: 養 occurrences: 2,  WK level 13
721: 室 occurrences: 2,  WK level 6
722: 搭 occurrences: 2,  WK level 53
723: 博 occurrences: 2,  WK level 28
724: 納 occurrences: 2,  WK level 33
725: 熟 occurrences: 1,  WK level 33
726: 底 occurrences: 1,  WK level 17
727: 訊 occurrences: 1,  WK level ????
728: 綺 occurrences: 1,  WK level 28
729: 奇 occurrences: 1,  WK level 28
730: 通 occurrences: 1,  WK level 7
731: 勤 occurrences: 1,  WK level 34
732: 貴 occurrences: 1,  WK level 34
733: 谷 occurrences: 1,  WK level 5
734: 奴 occurrences: 1,  WK level 34
735: 指 occurrences: 1,  WK level 11
736: 勿 occurrences: 1,  WK level 55
737: 醜 occurrences: 1,  WK level 60
738: 京 occurrences: 1,  WK level 6
739: 任 occurrences: 1,  WK level 21
740: 吾 occurrences: 1,  WK level 46
741: 策 occurrences: 1,  WK level 22
742: 勧 occurrences: 1,  WK level 39
743: 詞 occurrences: 1,  WK level 19
744: 装 occurrences: 1,  WK level 33
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So the good news is that WK coverage is quite good, the first missing Kanji is 埃 (dust) which only occurs 5 times.

But we also see that we have some outliers in terms of WK level. As I mentioned in my previous comment (and now validated with hard data!), 彼 is extremely common in this type of material since it’s the 18th most common Kanji with 74 total occurrences but it’s pretty far up in WK at level 35.

We also see that 達 is extremely common (because of 友達 of course) but in WK it comes 15 levels after 友.

Other notable “out of order” Kanji are 遊 which is used all the time in example sentences (50 occurrences here) but is level 30 on WK and 誰 (33 occurrences) that’s on WK level 43(!).

Other than that WK does pretty well I think.

Here’s the filtered list with all kanji that have 5 or more occurrences and currently are above WK level 25:

18: 彼 occurrences: 74,  WK level 35
40: 遊 occurrences: 50,  WK level 30
63: 誰 occurrences: 33,  WK level 43
85: 捨 occurrences: 25,  WK level 32
89: 授 occurrences: 24,  WK level 26
119: 簡 occurrences: 17,  WK level 33
124: 遅 occurrences: 16,  WK level 35
146: 欲 occurrences: 13,  WK level 32
147: 否 occurrences: 13,  WK level 33
164: 介 occurrences: 12,  WK level 35
177: 怖 occurrences: 11,  WK level 29
184: 鈴 occurrences: 10,  WK level 39
192: 訳 occurrences: 10,  WK level 32
196: 暇 occurrences: 9,  WK level 27
198: 窓 occurrences: 9,  WK level 33
202: 腹 occurrences: 9,  WK level 27
204: 婚 occurrences: 9,  WK level 30
210: 致 occurrences: 9,  WK level 38
218: 謎 occurrences: 9,  WK level 44
223: 降 occurrences: 8,  WK level 34
233: 駄 occurrences: 8,  WK level 50
236: 貸 occurrences: 8,  WK level 27
242: 康 occurrences: 8,  WK level 27
244: 韓 occurrences: 8,  WK level 29
250: 聴 occurrences: 7,  WK level 37
251: 段 occurrences: 7,  WK level 27
256: 怒 occurrences: 7,  WK level 27
261: 富 occurrences: 7,  WK level 31
266: 込 occurrences: 7,  WK level 32
267: 召 occurrences: 7,  WK level 51
272: 散 occurrences: 7,  WK level 31
279: 敬 occurrences: 6,  WK level 33
280: 俺 occurrences: 6,  WK level 44
283: 郎 occurrences: 6,  WK level 27
284: 穏 occurrences: 6,  WK level 46
296: 智 occurrences: 6,  WK level 56
299: 眠 occurrences: 6,  WK level 27
308: 逃 occurrences: 6,  WK level 38
311: 健 occurrences: 6,  WK level 27
315: 純 occurrences: 6,  WK level 34
321: 徹 occurrences: 5,  WK level 41
329: 緒 occurrences: 5,  WK level 38
335: 怠 occurrences: 5,  WK level 52
336: 覧 occurrences: 5,  WK level 30
337: 退 occurrences: 5,  WK level 27
340: 辛 occurrences: 5,  WK level 44
341: 恥 occurrences: 5,  WK level 35
342: 埃 occurrences: 5,  WK level ????
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“WK coverage of Tae Kim is quite good”. Whether that’s an appropriate baseline is a whole different cookie.

WaniKani’s original justification was to teach kanji in increasing order of writing complexity (while kids at Japanese schools learn them in increasing order of meaning complexity), though that’s gotten a little obfuscated as lessons have been rearranged over time.

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My argument is that the kanji I highlight are not particularly complex structurally but are very common in textbook material which most likely are the first thing learners will want to read comfortably.

For instance we learn 進 at level 10 and I don’t think that 誰 is very different in terms of radical complexity, yet it is vastly more useful in textbooks.

Similarly 波 is level 11 so clearly at that point 彼 is within reach.

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I continue to be impressed by the level of analyses that I see people performing here.

Not sure whether that is because WK provides such good API-level access, or whether that is due to lots of WK users having an IT or CS background, or perhaps due to many having an academic background and a curiosity level to match, or whatever - but it’s great to see.

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The API is definitely convenient. I already had a script loading all the kanji in order to generate a Kanji drawing practice Anki deck, so it was just a few line of Python to dump the above tasks.

In fact the main issue I’ve had was normalizing the unicode encodings in order to match the kanji coming from the Tae Kim PDF with the ones coming from the wanikani API…

Did you know that and are different unicode codepoints? Fun.

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