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How to learn kanji

This question can (in my opinion) not be answered in a generalized way. The method I use is to take all the unknown kanji from a Japanese text I'm interested in and write flashcards for them. This approach however might not be suitable for everyone.

For Beginners it might be a good idea to start with just the kanji in their textbook or with the kanji from JLPT-level 4.

What kanji should I learn?

For a beginner it it might be difficult to decide where to start with learning kanji. Some character dictionaries list up to several tens of thousands of kanji. 1.945 of those are the Jōyō-Kanji. They are general use kanji that are learned by the Japanese in school.

There are several different orders in which one one could learn the most important kanji.