Study Kanji

Have a textbook or grammar book that you find particularly helpful? What about a learning tip to share with others?
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Kyasurin
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Study Kanji

Post by Kyasurin » Tue 05.20.2008 11:32 am

I've been having trouble learning kanji. Does anyone know a good way to study it?

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Re: Study Kanji

Post by richvh » Tue 05.20.2008 11:41 am

You might want to search the archives, this comes up a lot.
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Re: Study Kanji

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Tue 05.20.2008 12:23 pm

Get a general textbook and study kanji along with the grammar and vocab the textbook introduces. You didn't explain what you're doing to learn kanji, but my assumption is that you're just trying to memorize them out of context off a list of some sort -- this cannot work.
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Re: Study Kanji

Post by shippai » Wed 05.21.2008 8:02 pm

If you're familiar with katakana and hiragana, try finding a simple japanese book or manga. For me, I tend to memorize the meanings of kanji faster when it's critical to understanding a story. Just be sure you get something with furigana (kana next to kanji) so it's easier to look up.

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