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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Refresh and try again. Excited to read the Kanji companion from Heisig, which made this book recommended.

The book provides an easy and fast access to the kana. For most, it’s the other way around. I find there is great value with actually trying to recall something vs just writing stuff down over and over.

The first part, learning the hiragana, was pretty useful. However, it is and admits to beingjust a first step that can and must ksna improved on by the repeated application, which will eventually tend itself towards brute force to achieve the speed to both read and write in a normal capacity.

Fu is described as a “food bowl”. Perhaps too much As it happens, I had just taught or, re-taught, as it was myself hiragana and katakana before obtaining this book, hesiig I didn’t use it for studying the two.

Actually, even though I am a bit notorious for saying you don’t necessarily need to write kanjiI did learn kana in conjunction with writing them and, unlike Koichi-san whom I respect I do think it is a good idea to do so.


Feb 09, Chrispwill rated it really liked it Shelves: Definitely one of the easiest ways to learn the Japanese alphabet.

Kana are the two syllable based Japanese writing systems, the hiragana and the katakana. There will be one or more exceptions to this rule. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat kaan And with that skill in hand, you will be ready to face the study of the kanji with full confidence.

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Remembering the Kanji and Remembering the Hanzi – Wikipedia

To my unpractised eye and I admit I have never tried the Heisig method so I may be missing something hereit seems that, however surreal it may seem, if you are going to learn the kanji before starting Japanese, then Dudeist-san’s approach is in fact the rational one. The book is mainly focused on the Chinese readings, however one chapter does suggest a mnemonic device for learning the Japanese readings.

Open Preview See a Problem? Fu I was really surprised how good this book was. In my experience no two people seem to like the same kana mnemonics, and mnenonic books for kana tend to fall by the wayside.

For each Chinese reading of a kanji, an example compound word is given. I think that’s a reasonable approach and if there’s a reason for doing it another way, the effect will be small.

Remembering the Kana : A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 Hours Each

I managed to learn that syllabary in 4 days without intense training, just the half hour per lesson. Based on recent studies it seems that doing multiple sports over the year results in better players than the one kqna wonders at least for kids.


It does exactly what it says it will. Kana really aren’t a big thing and there are a ton of free worksheets and things online. But then that is exactly what Heisig-sensei recommends, isn’t it?

Remembering the Kana with sounds

The heisug of the new kanji are introduced according to their traditional radical. Tonk82 rated it really liked it Nov 18, The idea of throwing these in groups is amazing helpful since it clusters what one needs to learn. Learning the Kana with the Heisig Method. Romaji is an entirely unnecessary crutch that should be avoided. I slightly considered doing Kana first but as others have pointed out, it doesn’t take too long so might as well put it closer to when I am ready to use it rather than learn it up front and sit on it for a few months.

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I started building some images on heosig own, which worked pretty well. I know I am 46 and the impending gloom of death is close by but meh, what’s a few more months. Apr 05, Janary rated it it was amazing.

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