I just found out today about the wonderful Rikaikun and Yomichan for Chrome. For the uninitiated like me, they’re extensions that let you hover over Japanese words to show the definitions. Rikaikun is super simple to set up but Yomichan has more oomph, and even has an amazing Anki integration that lets you create cards with literally one click. Why have I been living without these?
Anyways, I’m in love with the convenience Yomichan offers, but it’d be even more awesome if it could show JLPT or Wanikani levels for each word/kanji like in Jisho.org. I’m preparing for the N2 and am trying to create cards for words that are N2 and below, and not on WK.
Is there an existing dictionary that I can import besides the default ones? Or are there any savvy developers out there comfortable with large scale data massaging who could somehow extract that info from Jisho and whip up a dictionary to import into Yomichan? Or maybe there’s an easier way to do this altogether without Yomichan?
EDIT: Here’s what it looks like with some of the default dictionaries.
I just found out the ichi tag means it’s in the 1万語語彙分類集(link), a book of 10k common words published in 1998, P means “popular”, and news means it appears often in 毎日新聞 (link). I don’t know anything about that 10k book, but these tags are probably a good start.