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JoJogar If you get one book to learn kanji, this is the one you should get. In other words, this book makes Japanese kanji memorable. Jan 21, Jacob van Berkel rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the main reason why I chose the Heisig system for memorizing kanji, which makes a point of being consistent in terms of assigning a single meaning to a single primitive.

And many history behind each characters even brought tears to my eyes. My biggest issue with this is that hensball kanji with no vocabulary context is utterly useless. Edwin C rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Mar 05, Anne Beardsley rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a result, I would suggest that, unless you have a compelling reason to know the etymology of the kanji, you would be better served to first read the mnemonic, then just enough of the explanation to understand how it was put together.

This is my favorite kanji book so far. The following will result in post removal: Absolutely fantastic reference material for the individual who needs henshalk for their Kanji study. All of the kanji are presented in an order that makes sense to me, there are plenty of details for each kanji, and easy to remember mnemonics for each.

Knowing your radicals is, in my opinion, absolutely vital to being able to learn, hensyall, and construct more complex kanji. Jan 02, Beth rated it it was amazing Shelves: It helped me to learn some of the readings that I had not gotten before. I wonder if I would ever finish this book in this life time! LearnJapanese submitted 1 year ago by D3nj4l. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 16, Winda Priliadewi added it. Isha rated it it was amazing Nov 25, You can use Wiktionary.

He finishes with explaining the characters it might be confused with, and how you can tell them apart; and then gives a clever mnemonic to recognize it by. I love reading about the background of characters and the mnemonics provided help me a lot! Professor Henshall, you are my hero.

The goal of any mnemonic system is that the mnemonic is used in henshalp beginning but eventually just drops away. There is a story to each kanji—and when you know the story it is much easier to remember each henshalll. And this is a henshwll trap that so many beginners get sucked into, and most kanji mnemonic methods encourage it. Open Preview See a Problem?

Since my only methods for learning kanji are mnemonics and SRS of nenshall I am quite curious what your methods are. What can you actually read by just being able to recognize individual kanji? Related Articles


Henshall Kanji Mnemonics

Author of "KanjiCan" a Kanji learning software package www. As a result, I often consulted this trusty guide, looking for information and inspiration. Although my emphasis was obviously on memorizing the current characters, it was easy to be drawn into the unique history of each kanji. In terms of creating stories, I felt it would be helpful to get a "feel" for each kanji and how it evolved. Another idea was get as close to the "real" roots as possible with my stories.





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