I’m sorry if this is a stupid question, but I’m new to the sub. Has anyone used this booklet before? Is it effective? I’m currently using memrise. I was thinking of waiting till after Kanji to do Kana but I was thinking it . On the back cover of one of Heisig’s Remembering the Kana books it. James W. Heisig – Remembering the Kana – Part 1 – Hiragana LINKED – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.

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Remembering the Kana : A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 Hours Each

This volume was co-authored by Tanya Sienko. But I can conceive the possibility that this could create some friction. Learning the Kana with the Heisig Method. For each Chinese reading of a kanji, an example compound word is given. It didn’t help me remember all of the Kana in a few hours, but it helped me remember more Kana than I knew before. I’d agree with Raulsen-san here. Apr 07, Doug rated it it was ok. I found myself unable to relate to the imagery used for learning the syllabary with a majority of the hiragana.

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I find it kind of wasteful to only buy a book to just use once for a short while, so I borrowed it from the library. If not, You’re probably better off just using your ow In terms of usefulness, this book had very little for me.

It would seem to make no sense to even bother with RTK if you are just going to dive into Japanese. I’m really amazed by this book, and am looking forward to my work in Remember the Kanji. Nu as a noodle falling out of the food bowl. Using the same basic self-taught method devised for learning the kanji, and in collaboration with Helmut Morsbach and Kazue Kurebayashi, the author breaks the shapes of the two syllabaries into their component parts and draws on what he calls “”imaginative memory”” to aid the student in reassembling them into images that fix the sound of each particular kana to its writing.

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Looking for beautiful books? Writing it from memory takes longer. It seems like he’s front loading RTK, so he won’t be reading anything in kanji or kana until he’s done learning both.

The way I see it, it is like spending the summer lifting weights and jogging before hockey season. You will quickly be able to recognize them. The first part, learning the hiragana, was pretty useful. I’m talking about a split second indecision wether a character should be understood phonetically or pictographically.

As an added bonus, the book includes a supplement on “Learning How to Remember.

And with that skill in hand, you will be ready to face the study of the kanji with full confidence. Just took a look at the Tofugu hiragana page.

Remembering the Kana

I was only using this book to learn Katakana, and found the mnemonics unusable. I don’t know a single Japanese person. Much of the advice I’ve read about RTK is that you “waste” a few hundred hours up front but it really pays off in the future.

Been more focused on getting through RTK rather than getting things perfect. The Best Books of I have nothing to read. University of Hawaii Press. While I think it does make some sense to learn kana first so you can use it immediately and all the things cure dolly said I don’t think it makes much difference one way or the other.


I was really surprised how good this book was. Now admittedly this is in line with my whole philosophy of learning Japanese by using itbut even if one wasn’t using our overall approach I would strongly recommend this. Definitely one of the easiest ways to learn the Japanese alphabet. I wanted to take my remmbering step and learn the kana. Englishknaa translations into Spanish and German. It saved me a tremendous amount of time! No trivia or quizzes yet. To ask other readers questions about Remembering the Kanaplease sign up.

Instructions at the bottom of each page will ask you to skip backwards and forwards through the book, following the best “learning order. What’s or so hours added to the 4K plus to get even reasonably kaba. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They were the old school unnecessarily complicated sort. Refresh and try again.

Are there any issues with doing both side by side? I thought it was my own discovery! However, you will not be able to read fluently.

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