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How many Kanjis do you know?

Postby leylia » Sun 04.03.2005 10:41 am

Hiya^_^

Out of curiousity but I just want to know how many kanjis you've memorized?

I currently only know 10 kanjis since Im still a newby.

How about you?
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Postby Chan » Sun 04.03.2005 10:57 am

the amount of kanji that i presently know is somewhere around 3000 - 5000 characters...although some pronounciations are wrong, i managed to get the meanings.....i learnt them when i was learning chinese.....i know its hard for someone who's not a native speaker of Japanese, Chinese, or Korean to learn kanji, but hey, KEEP IT UP!!

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RE: how many kanjis do you know?

Postby namiko » Sun 04.03.2005 10:59 am

wow! 4000-5000!? how long did it take?:o
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RE: How many Kanjis do you know?

Postby Chan » Sun 04.03.2005 11:03 am

i took me sumthing like 10 years...been learning chinese since i was 7 years old...
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Postby namiko » Sun 04.03.2005 11:05 am

i started learning at 7 too, but i only know about 20 or more! i havent been studying. sometimes i try to cram about 50 into my kanji practice notebook, but i havent memorized it all. i was into chinese caligraphy at the time;)
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Postby Chan » Sun 04.03.2005 11:08 am

well, then i think that the key to learning kanji is repetitiveness, cuz that was how i learnt...i remember my teacher driling me to write sumthing like 4 pages of new kanji characters a day for my 1st year of study...as you know it, the chinese, japanese, koreans are notorious for their reputation and ability to study..

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RE: How many Kanjis do you know?

Postby leylia » Sun 04.03.2005 11:11 am

repetitive writing?

hmm, Better give it a try. hehehe, I guess learning kanjis are the same as learning vocabulary
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Postby namiko » Sun 04.03.2005 11:15 am

one night, i came to to this site and spent hours copying kanji in the kanji practice are of this site! i was sooo tired, but memorizied 1 out of every 50!
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Postby Chan » Sun 04.03.2005 11:17 am

yea, repetitive writing and copying....ah, now i remember when i got to my 3rd year, my teacher made me copy entire essays of 500-1000 words length in kanji...was so hectic for me cuz i was only 9 years old at that time...

the other key to learning kanji is to use them as often as possible...its the same case when you're learning japanese...i have many friends who learnt japanese and passed JLPT but they didn't use the language much and after a few years..they forgot a lot about the fundamental grammar and vocab....

i recommend you get a kanji dictionary and bring it along wherever you go...try also to associate kanji with pictures cuz kanji/chinese writings are based on pictograms....most of the time you'll be able to get a connection between them and this makes it much easier to remember those characters!
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Postby namiko » Sun 04.03.2005 11:17 am

so chan, you went to school in japan? china? korea?
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Postby Chan » Sun 04.03.2005 11:19 am

nopes...i'm from Malaysia...but i'm Chinese, born in Malaysia....they have Chinese elementary school here in Malaysia
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RE: How many Kanjis do you know?

Postby leylia » Sun 04.03.2005 11:19 am

sou desu ne ^_^

Arigatou gozaimasu ^_^
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RE: How many Kanjis do you know?

Postby Daisuke » Sun 04.03.2005 11:22 am

I know about 50 kanji.
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RE: how many kanjis do you know

Postby namiko » Sun 04.03.2005 11:23 am

i have always been interested in asian culture and history, since 7, i've always wanted to meet and asian person. in school, everytime we had to choose a research topic, i always chose "ancient china" or somrthing like that.B)
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Postby Chan » Sun 04.03.2005 11:27 am

ancient chinese history is extremely difficult to learn cuz the chinese had over 5000 years of history...but its one one my favourite subjects...for the apparent reason that i watch tons of Cantonese drama series by TVB in Hong Kong...

even at high school, i was still learning chinese (having tuitions)....and we had to learn chinese history....ancient chinese texts were written in a different grammatical form and we had a tough time learning it...but i pass but GCE-equivalent exams chinese subject with grade 3 so i guess i'm happy
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