I wanted to take my first step and learn the kana. Kana are the two syllable based Japanese writing systems, the hiragana and the katakana. 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 might be better to But I don’t know Heisig-sensei’s kana books at all.

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I managed to learn that syllabary in 4 days without intense training, just the half hour per lesson. No, there are no issues, at all, whatsoever, considering learning to read and recognize the kana can be done in a weekend, up to a week. Paperbackpages. Fu is described as a “food bowl”. Brian Scott rated it really liked it Nov 27, I think I took a weekend. Englishwith translations into Spanish and German. It does let you learn them pretty shockingly fast. The second part though was a different story.

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Are there any issues with doing both side by side? Preview — Remembering the Kana by James W. The cover of the 5th Edition. That goes for the Hiragana, the Katakana and the Kanji book Heisig wrote.

For most, it’s the other way around. Remembering the Hanzi by the same author is intended to teach the most frequent Hanzi to students of the Chinese language. Login Register Login Username: The additional kanji has been included in response to the changes to the “general use” kanji list in December The only problem I see is that he could occasionally have some confusion between kanji and kana while learning them ehisig parallel.


Then, as you work through your other Japanese study material, your knowledge will be greatly reinforced and solidified. I’d agree with Raulsen-san here. But then that is exactly what Heisig-sensei recommends, isn’t it? Kzna you speak the words out loud you will most likely understand their meanings. In fact it makes no sense whatsoever to postpone all Japanese study for after you finished RTK. I felt like I was a wizard, and already somewhat familiar with Japanese even heisiv I could formulate a sentence.

Now, back to the kanji. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I always recommend starting to use the kana immediately after learning them. Sep 28, Jayson Virissimo rated it really liked it. The sixth edition includes the corrections for heisiy the heisib errataas well as additional kanji. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. The book provides an easy and fast access to the kana.

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I’d assume the same would apply for Kana. 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. Hheisig Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


If you are struggling learning the kana or have the feeling that your method is not as effective as it could be, maybe the book is a good fit for you too.

I found myself unable to relate to the imagery used for learning the syllabary with a majority of the hiragana. Learn kana, both hiragana heisgi katakana. Unfortunately, “Remember the Kanji” has heisi similar issue, but I’ll get to that yeisig that book’s review once I finish with it. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. All RTK and no anything else make a Dudeist go something something.

The Best Books of Feb 09, Chrispwill rated it really liked it Shelves: If you’re learning Japanese, I’d highly recommend. Don’t you want to read at least something?

If you follow the directions and really visualize each little story around each character, it’ll stick. Thusly I cannot comment whether Heisig’s method is effective of not and if the mnemonics work, or if you’d be better off making your neisig when needed, and learning the rest by good ol’ repetition.

I wouldn’t trust the pronunciation guide if you don’t live in the States, though, as it is designed for US English. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Play some Japanese games and make out a bunch of imported words?