2 Replies ・ Started by Robot_GB at 2017-07-16 11:57:38 UTC ・ Last reply by Robot_GB at 2017-07-18 15:58:09 UTC

A way to get a text file of common words?

Hi, I'm trying to get a text file of the words in the dictionary classed as common in a simple form. I know this may have been said before, but a post that seemed promising did not have a working link for the file. If someone can redirect me to a suitable page or can tell me how to use the API in a way to get definitions a bit like this:
indicates possessive
indicates a confident conclusion

rice field'
that would be great. I'm a beginner in Japanese and I think a list of the words rated as #common (no matter how many) would help me in the future
Thank you

jakobd2 at 2017-07-16 13:16:12 UTC

I would recommend instead of scraping Jisho.org for this just go to the source dictionary (JMdict) and take a look at the entries that are tagged as either news1, ichi1, spec1, spec2 or gai1 in the ke_pri/re_pri field. Or you can directly download the wordfreq file that was used for the tags news1 and gai1.

You can find all these files and many more here: http://ftp.monash.edu/pub/nihongo/00INDEX.html#oth_fil

Robot_GB at 2017-07-18 15:58:09 UTC


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