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A Kanji Word Daily

Postby ebuhuzeyfe » Tue 07.29.2008 5:49 am

May someone help to put a Kanji word every day?

Of course, beginning from easy ones.
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby ebuhuzeyfe » Tue 07.29.2008 6:24 am

1) fu, 2) chichi, 3) tou => father, dad (It looks like a father tying his tie)

お父さん o tou san - a father
父の日 chichi no hi - Father's Day
父親 chichi oya - father
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby NocturnalOcean » Tue 07.29.2008 10:33 am

ebuhuzeyfe wrote:1) fu, 2) chichi, 3) tou => father, dad (It looks like a father tying his tie)

お父さん o tou san - a father
父の日 chichi no hi - Father's Day
父親 chichi oya - father


I think if you are going to list readings, you should at least provide a word to connect it with, else it will be of no much help. You seemed to not list anything for ふ

祖父(そふ) ー grandfather
父祖(ふそ) - ancestors
父性(ふせい) - paternal

Could be some suggestions.
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby furrykef » Sat 08.02.2008 2:51 pm

I have to admit I dislike the concept of a "kanji of the day" sort of thing, because that only amounts to 365.25 kanji a year (not a very good rate), and that's assuming you memorize every single one of them. Not a very efficient way to study. But then, of course, 1 kanji a day is better than 0 kanji a day...

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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby clay » Sat 08.02.2008 7:49 pm

Years and years and years ago (in internet years) I made a 毎日毎日漢字ページ:
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/node/kanji/mainichi.htm

I don't know if it is helpful, but...

Kef is probably right about a kanji a day since every learn-a-word/historical fact/puzzle-a-day paper calendar I've bought still has much of January and all of February on intact. However, I think ANY exposure to a new kanji can help the student become more familiar with it.
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby Dustin » Sat 08.02.2008 9:28 pm

I have a couple of those "Kanji a day" calendars barely used as well.
It wasn't until I decided to burn through one as practice paper for reviewing Kanji that I made a dent in one.
This month I've learnt ( or at least brought back into active memory ) many many more than 30 Kanji.

But as it has been said 1 a day is better than 0 a day.
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sat 08.02.2008 10:39 pm

Any kanji learning method that involves going sequentially through a list of kanji and just studying readings and meanings will fail. It's like trying to learn English by picking up a dictionary and starting at A.
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby AJBryant » Sat 08.02.2008 11:44 pm

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a large, burrowing, nocturnal S African mammal (Orycteropus afer, order Tubulidentata) that feeds on ants and termites: it is squat and heavy with a long, sticky tongue and a long head ending in a round, piglike snout

Etymology: obs. Afrik, earth pig < Du aarde, earth + vark, pig, pork

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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby furrykef » Sun 08.03.2008 12:41 am

Yudan Taiteki wrote:It's like trying to learn English by picking up a dictionary and starting at A.


Malcolm X actually did that when he was in prison (although he was a native speaker of English). He said that the image of the aardvark on the first page was permanently burned into his brain as a result.
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby hungryhotei » Sun 08.03.2008 7:12 am

furrykef wrote:I have to admit I dislike the concept of a "kanji of the day" sort of thing, because that only amounts to 365.25 kanji a year (not a very good rate), and that's assuming you memorize every single one of them. Not a very efficient way to study.



I would venture that the point of word/kanji a day calendars etc. isn't for you to try and learn all the words/kanji or even make any significant improvements in your vocab, but instead just to make sure you spend at least a short time each day thinking about the language and possibly work as an incentive/reminder to do some actual study when you can. That's how I've always thought of them anyway.
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 09.26.2008 5:06 am

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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 09.26.2008 7:13 am

Harisenbon wrote:A (slight) necropost, a spam and using 'Jap' in the handlename.
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Re: A Kanji Word Daily

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