- Grade 1 kanji (Single kanji)Grade 1 kanji, single kanji, no okurigana or compounds. Only the stand alone reading / reading in most common word with that kanji is given. Note; (Nearly) all meanings of the kanji are given; keep in mind that as a single word it may not mean everything listed.English · by StonerPenguin
- Nouns - Directions & PositionsVocabulary taken from Wiktionary http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:1000_Japanese_basic_words Thanks to Gituska! I've changed 奥 because I think there's a mistake in Wiktionary. They say 奥 means "far", but I think it means "inside", so I added 遠く that means "far".
- AtejiThese are specially difficult Kanji compounds because they use only Kanjis for their phonetic value (one of them). The individual Kanji meanings are usually discarded in these words so they seem to be nonsense. Sometimes with loan words, it's exactly the opposite (only the meanings are used, and then the phonetic value doesn't correspond to the actual readings). Here's a good description of Ateji: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ateji Source: Words marked as Ateji in EDICT.