Very basic kanji lesson for beginners

Have a textbook or grammar book that you find particularly helpful? What about a learning tip to share with others?
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Re: Very basic kanji lesson for beginners

Post by hemat » Tue 06.25.2013 5:44 am

I knew that when japanese people want to say i love you they usually say "suki" instead of "aishiteru" but never knew why or like what's the diffrence, but thanks to you Nilecat san ^_^ it so clear to me now

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Re: Very basic kanji lesson for beginners

Post by Mets » Tue 06.25.2013 6:45 am

Many textbooks just categorize them automatically by the shape of the parts, as if it’s the numbers to remember that counts. I feel kind of sad when I see the Japanese students are forced to memorize as many kanji as possible. Relax. Take it easy. Just pick up some kanji that interest you. And take care of the kanji. Soon it would tell you something that you didn’t know. Kanji is not like math equations. I hope you enjoy Kanji. :)
You know, even math equations are not like "math equations". It's all about how you decide to approach a subject.

As far as learning etymology goes, it can make going through RTK much easier, since every kanji has a story to it already.

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