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Posted 7/24/17
I have a kanji book, but like what study regiment should I be doing?

Trying to memorize 10+ a week, or actually trying to write it out?
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Posted 7/24/17
I don't know a lot about Kanji, but if you want to learn and apply any language, you would probably need to do both. For Kanji, in particular, I would focus more on learning the vocabulary.
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Posted 7/25/17 , edited 7/25/17
I'd try something like learning 2-5 kanji each day, then increase the amount once you're confortable. As for the method of learning I think it's better to write them as many times as you can compared to just trying to remember their look, it engraves the strokes into your memory a lot more easily.
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Posted 7/25/17

nhiscool wrote:

I have a kanji book, but like what study regiment should I be doing?

Trying to memorize 10+ a week, or actually trying to write it out?


Kanji can be pretty difficult to learn since each kanji has multiple meanings and pronunciations depending on which Kanji it is next to

I would write each Kanji out at least 10-20 times so you know the strokes order. read and write with different Kanjis -- lean the meanings and pronunciations. You do know that they have Kanji characters printed on toilet papers as well I guess that is how you will learn-- reading/writing about it over and over

Lastly, write a lot of sakubun using the Kanji terms you learned thus far!

Practice and just keep at it

I'm sure the are some free apps that you can use-- helping remember the strokes and meaning of various Kanji. Look them up. It's something to do while you are waiting or bored. It's better than toilet paper with kanji characters for sure.
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Posted 7/27/17
Haven't had much luck with apps, I don't think they really do any good.

Maybe it's time for the classic "fill out a notebook" way of memorizing things lol

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Are you stricty trying to learn just Kanji alone? Then I'd say a flash card program and good old hand hand writing. Just doing a little each day.

There are probably a lot other channels that go over this, but check out the youtube channel called Abroad in Japan that has a few videos about learning the language. He goes over a lot of good stuff.

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