1 Reply ・ Started by aqualone at 2020-05-24 21:28:04 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2020-05-24 22:51:54 UTC

How do the JLPT tags work?

When searching JLPT tags one gets words at that level plus some words at lower levels.

For example searching #jlpt-n4 returns N4 words, and also a few N5 words.

searching #jlpt-n1 returns mostly N1, but also a few N2 , N3, N4, and N5 words.

How does this work? Is it because words which have multiple definitions have "easier" definitions and also more "advanced" definitions? If that's the case, is there any plan to enhance the tagging system so that the JLPT tags don't apply to the whole entry but rather particular definitions?

(as it stands it, it seems that the level of a word is the level of its easiest definition)

Leebo at 2020-05-24 22:51:54 UTC

I always assumed that the reason something like the N1 tag can return a word like めがね, which is a word you should learn at N5, is because the kanji used to write it (if you wrote it in kanji) are N1-level. But I don't actually know how the programming works or if that's the intended behavior.

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