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Learning Kanji

Postby nak » Fri 11.25.2005 1:22 am

Just a quick question, I've been learning kanji recently and was just wondering if it was nescessary to memorize everything in the definition?
For instance, 行 is yuku, but is the KO, GYO, AN also important to memorize?
It's not all that much more work, but it's starting to get annoying because of all the repetition.



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RE: Learning Kanji

Postby mandolin » Fri 11.25.2005 8:47 am

Try to learn vocab words that use all of a kanji's readings to make it less about memorization of sounds and more about practical application. That way, it won't feel so pointless. All the readings are important. Gambatte!
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RE: Learning Kanji

Postby Christian_ » Fri 11.25.2005 12:29 pm

It is very important to learn all the readings of a kanji but on and kun.
1) Have decent proficiency in Japanese, enough to get around/talk/read/write.
2) Visit Japan for a week or so one summer.
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