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漢字を習うのばかり

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漢字を習うのばかり

Postby treyebrow » Mon 03.17.2008 7:06 pm

hello. i was just wondering, which is the most effective way to learn and practice Kanji? through that of relation and relavance to your most frequently used words? or instead by learning (relavent) characters with the fewest strokes? or some other way which i have never seen?...( i only know about 100 kanji, so i'm very new to it and would like to use the most effective system). thank you :D
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Re: 漢字を習うのばかり

Postby Wakannai » Mon 03.17.2008 7:31 pm

Don't learn kanji, learn words. Spend more time learning words your are more likely to use or encounter.
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Re: 漢字を習うのばかり

Postby chikara » Mon 03.17.2008 7:32 pm

treyebrow wrote:... through that of relation and relavance to your most frequently used words ....

Learning kanji in context is what I would recommend.

PS - I was surprised to find a post in the "Practice Japanese" thread written entirely in English ;)

This thread probably belongs in "Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips"
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Re: 漢字を習うのばかり

Postby richvh » Mon 03.17.2008 7:38 pm

Moved.
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Re: 漢字を習うのばかり

Postby treyebrow » Mon 03.17.2008 8:08 pm

yeah, that makes sense. thanks :D
(sorry about using wrong forum genre)
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Re: 漢字を習うのばかり

Postby yukamina » Mon 03.17.2008 8:29 pm

Studying kanji is important, or you're likely to get bogged down and intimidated by new and/or complicated kanji. Studying them is also important for being able to write them properly and fluidly. So along with using vocabulary and context to learn them, look at how they're formed and break them down visually as necessary. As you learn more, you'll be able to notice patterns, for example, 巨 拒 距 all have the on-reading きょ and 坑 抗 航 all have the on-reading こう.
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Re: 漢字を習うのばかり

Postby Kudo Masaki » Sat 03.22.2008 1:39 pm

This has been helpful to me too, thanks. :)
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