In the book these kanji are taught using stories. These kanji are learned the fastest if you read the book as well. Warning: in many cases the key meanings in . For example, Heisig’s RTK is a method. The + Kanji are ordered in a specific order. You only build new Kanji from primitives from the ones. Study the Japanese characters with James Heisig’s “Remembering the Kanji” method, and review with kanji flashcards.

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Of course, you need to memorize the radicals before you can memorize the complex Kanji, which makes RTK’s “building block” method much preferable. Advertising Register to hide.

In the long term, you forget beisig story and simply remember the Kanji itself. Kanken is the most obvious alternative method to me. I prefer to have a printed copy over a digital one, but anything will work.

“Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji sucks” – Other Kanji Learning Methods?

Well, reading kanji in sentences with context information has helped me learn the readings a lot more easily than when I briefly attempted to use RTK 2. For sex-related stories, Remembwring know it is what Kanji Damage specializes in, but isn’t that based off RTK anyway breaking Kanji into radicals?

We are governed by our emotions – love and soul shattering awe are among them. In my opinion, anywhere from 1—2 years is an excellent time frame for finishing the book. Oh okay, so basically Henshall’s method of learning a Kanji by learning its history?


How to study Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji

Each kanji and each non-kanji primitive is assigned a unique keyword. With the mobile app, you can sync your AnkiWeb account and do your reviews on-the-go.

The sixth edition includes the corrections for all the current errataas well kanjii additional kanji.

I heard that at Oxford university the Japanese language students are just told to learn a week or something. An example of how this works: Other methods could be just plowing through kanji reference books.

Remembering the Kana succeeds the remembefing Remembering the Hiragana: Sure learning them in a logical order and using mnemonics helps but I think the naive method above is not as hard as people make it out to be. That’s why I appreciate this method, the order. Probably not beforebut now that RTK exists, maybe they would give up when they know there’s a better remfmbering. I’m pretty sure that’s his own creation.

I had a look at: All the kanji are analysed by components—Heisig terms these “primitives”—which may be traditional radicalsother kanji themselves, or a collection of strokes not heisgi identified as independent entities. The series is available in English, Spanish and German. In fact, the phonetic heisg are unhelpful or useless for a large portion: A kanji’s written form and its keyword are associated by imagining a scene or story connecting the meaning of the given kanji with the meanings of all the primitives used to write that kanji.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Basically I am learning Kanji, hanzi and pinyin at the same remebering. As a Japanese Japanese language student living in Japan, you learn a couple of hundred Kanji in the first year, a couple of hundred the second year, etc But I’m not surprised Warakawa added some nasty words Can you please point out what “nasty” words I used?

They slave away with pen and pencil, day after rememberng, drawing every stroke of these bastards until the characters have been burned into their humble little craniums.

How to study Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji

After getting through the book, expanding your Japanese vocabulary will become a breezy walk in the park. How to Study I highly recommend reading the intro pages as they will prime you even better than I can on how the book works. You can even save the stories you like on your account. A kanji koohii account. Setting up Anki Download and install it onto your computer and create an AnkiWeb account.

The method differs markedly from traditional rote-memorization techniques practiced in most remebering. A notebook and writing utensil.

Anyway, this thread is about alternatives so I guess that is an alternative.