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learning the kanji characters is becoming a challenge for me..Grr!! very confusing compared to hiragana and katakana

Kanji study

Have you started in on Grammar yet? You might find Kanji are easier to learn if you get a book that introduces them along with conversations and other things that you understand. Kanji becomes a lot simpler if it is actually useful, rather than memorizing each one by itself like