View topic - A question about handwriting (size)
I've just recently started learning Japanese, and try to practice Kanji also when I come across it in my book, but I have a question. The Hiragana, and Katakana I can write perfectly fine, but the kanji... argh! >.<
Of course its not going to look perfect, but on average, just how large do people write in Japanese? As I progress, the thought of squeezing complex kanji into teeny weeny spaces is starting to intimidate me, so I just thought I'd ask so I can try not to write too small or to large as I practice.
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Early Kanji kentei drill books force the user to write within a box, (10kyuu-6kyuu or thereabouts) that helps Japanese children keep their characters within perspective.
Likewise, surely there has to be a textbook that employs this system too.
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I've found many books for learning how to write well in Japanese. It seems that Japanese value good penmanship more than we do these days in America, so these books are numerous and not only for elementary school kids. I've also found that there are dictionaries with examples of Kanji in the three writing styles.
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