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I've studied Chinese for 8 years and recently started learning Japanese.
The method of learning Chinese characters for me was always reading a text.
If I encountered a character that I did not recognize, my teacher would give the pronunciation and the meaning of it.
Then I would write an approach of the pronunciation of it next or above on it (in alphabet), and think of some examples that are used in everyday life.
The learning pace of this was for me around 6-13 characters a week.
So here's my question.
Is this approach also useful for self-learners who want to start learning Japanese or not?
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Since characters can have multiple pronunciations that go with particular words, this does make it quite important to understand Japanese conjugation thoroughly.
You can of course find materials that already have furigana (pronunciations) written in already, or use one of the rikaichan / rikaikun / rikaisama plugins to get deconjugation, pronunciation, and a gloss on mouseover if your material is viewable in a web browser.
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