I wanted to take my first step and learn the kana. Kana are the two syllable based Japanese writing systems, the hiragana and the katakana. I’m sorry if this is a stupid question, but I’m new to the sub. Has anyone used this booklet before? Is it effective? I’m currently using memrise. I was thinking of waiting till after Kanji to do Kana but I was thinking it might be better to But I don’t know Heisig-sensei’s kana books at all.
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Tonk82 rated it really liked it Nov 18, I’ll have a look at the links though. Remembering the Kana succeeds the book Remembering the Hiragana: Much of the advice I’ve read about RTK is that you “waste” a few hundred hours up front but it really pays off in the future. So it seems, as you say, that Heisig-sensei is recommending learning the kana first.
Remembering the Kanji is a series of three volumes by James Heisigintended to teach the 3, most frequent Kanji to students of the Japanese language. This book will help you teach yourself the writing and reading of all 46 characters each of Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary from memory.
Dudeist seems to be going at a pretty good clip neisig will be done with RTK in a few months. I wanted to use mnemonics. Fu I was really surprised how good heisiv book was. Learning Japanese on the go: Learn kana, both hiragana and katakana. When I say confusion, I’m speaking specifically about deciding if a character is katakana or hiragana, although there are a few katakana that look similar to hiragana characters but make a different sound.
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I find it kind of wasteful to only buy a book to just use once for a short while, so I borrowed it from the library. Once you speak the words out loud you will most likely understand their meanings.
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Ksna Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 hours each Combined edition is a book by James Heisig for remembering hiragana and katakana. Kanji are adopted Chinese characters, of which about 2, are necessary in order to be able to read a Japanese newspaper.
I was really surprised how good this book was.
I’m talking about a split second indecision wether a character should be understood phonetically or pictographically. It’d make sense to me to start studying the Kana and practice reading and writing simple words and sentences now, so that when you finish RTK, the Kana will be in your long term memory. You will learn the kana as long as you follow the instructions, although you will have to keep using them to keep them in memory or else use spaced-repetition software, or better yet, do both.
Remembering the Kana With that in mind I went on my journey. Then, as you work through your other Japanese study material, your knowledge will be greatly reinforced and solidified.
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They were the old school unnecessarily complicated sort. Even though some of the imagery, supposedly easy to imagine, make sense some of the time, I found myself more often than not creating other ways to remember. The book is mainly focused on the Chinese readings, however one chapter does suggest a mnemonic device for learning the Japanese readings.
I heisog it was my own discovery! In fact it makes no sense whatsoever to postpone all Japanese study for after you finished RTK. By making use of a method of “imaginative memory,” introduced in this book, you will be saved from the order of repetition.
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Geoff Sturm rated it it was amazing Jun 02, It would seem to make no sense to even bother with RTK if you are just going to dive into Japanese.