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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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The method requires the student to invent their own stories to associate the keyword meaning with the written form. They were the old school unnecessarily complicated sort. You will quickly be able to recognize them. Perhaps too much As it happens, I had just taught or, re-taught, as it was myself hiragana and katakana before obtaining this book, so I didn’t use it for studying the two.

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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions But then that is exactly what Heisig-sensei recommends, isn’t it? With that in mind I went on my journey. If I looked up kanji in a dictionary, I could read the pronunciation. Makes no sense whatsoever to postpone the kana if you are going to learn Japanese.

The book provides an easy and fast access to the kana. I would caution against learning katakana and kaana in parallel to each other however as they are easy to get confused with each other. Book ratings by Goodreads. So too late for that.


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Maxinoume rated it really liked it Mar 14, Truth be told, if you’ve made it as far as you have in RTK without getting frustrated, then I’d definitely say you could learn both Hiragana and Katakana over the course of a single weekend.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. For the first 3 lessons there aren’t any useful mnemonics and that’s about half of the syllabary.

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The method differs markedly from traditional rote-memorization techniques practiced in most courses. If not, You’re probably better off just using your ow In terms of usefulness, this book had very little for me. It’s also possible to maintain kana without using them in context.

The first part is in the style of Volume I, where the writing and keywords are learned. The second part though was a different story.

Use this as a supplement. You will learn the kana as long remembernig you follow the instructions, although you will have to keep using them to keep them in memory or else use spaced-repetition software, or better yet, do both. It saved me a tremendous amount of time! Even though some of the imagery, supposedly easy to imagine, make sense some of the time, I found myself more often than not creating other ways to remember.

Mar 05, Ahmad Hajja rated it liked it Shelves: At least part of that I’d guess is that they are used to dealing with characters. Feb 06, obakasan rated it really liked it Shelves: I reemmbering hope that Remembering the Heisiig makes more sense.


Remembering the Kana

Sep 19, oxana added it Shelves: For each Chinese reading of a kanji, an example compound word is given. A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 hours each Combined edition is a book by James Heisig for remembering hiragana and katakana. Nowhere near going to Japan and by the time I do I should be far beyond kana. Your email address will not be published. University of Hawaii Press.

Following remembeering method, you will be able to write and read all Japanese Kana in three hours and retain them This book will help you teach yourself the writing and reading rwmembering all 46 characters each of Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary from memory.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I quit trying to learn the katakana with the Heisig method and learned the rest using other resources and setting up my own mnemonic devices. So waiting a few months to start learning Japanese isn’t a huge thing for me. 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 own when needed, and learning the rest by kaa ol’ repetition. Apr 05, Janary rated it it was amazing.

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