James W. Heisig – Remembering the Kanji 1. In the book these kanji are taught using stories. These kanji are learned the fastest if you read the book as well. Remembering the Kanji I: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and 1 4th Edition (Japanese Edition) [James W. Heisig] on On-Yomi: カイ. Heisig story: The key word refers to kanji that are written in full, squared form, as opposed to cursive writing which is more flowing andabbreviates.

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Nevertheless impressive work, you’re a great help for the community. Remembering the Hanzi by the same author is intended to teach the most frequent Hanzi to students of the Chinese language. Submit a new link. There are a couple downsides rt, this deck including the fact that it does give the stroke order.

The current setup is just doubling the time I could take finishing this. But the good news is that having a handle on the characters, even any handle, is enough of a foothold to get you to the next level, with reading practice. Heisigs picked his keywords so that no keyword would be used twice, and so that it would be easy to remember them and make stories out of them.

If you care about the results: But I can not recommend this version. I have no argument with those.


Remembering the Kanji and Remembering the Hanzi – Wikipedia

It’ll be as if you’re Chinese or Korean and using your knowledge of kanji from those two languages to aid in learning how Japanese use those kanji. A sheep became the foster parent for a wolf pup, feeding it with milk.

So my question is: It’s difficult as hell, this is the 3rd time I’m restarting it but I’ve finally found my groove. It allows very thorough customization, especially with well prepared decks like this one.


But more related to the topic. RTK1 is basically just for learning how to write all the jouyou kanji.

February 26, at At least in my opinion. I’m playing through an RPG right now that doesn’t use any kanji, and it’s quite a pain, as you either know a word or you dont. With a bit of thought you can find a method that suits you. So it may be impossible to prevent some commenters from getting their panties in a bunch over keyword differences, but the bulk of the errors are genuine mistakes like missing keywords.

I really wanna tell that, before of starting this deck, I was check in to the Heisig’s book, and I heisiy think “errr this is not for me”.

What’s the point of RtK (Remembering the Kanji) ?

Consider the OP’s skill level when answering a question. To reply to the comment that said this deck is not up to date: So perhaps they come in later volumes of the book.


I have my doubts as to whether the chapter remains useful once it gets down to groups consisting of only two total characters, but there you go. In the RTK it’s stressed that you should only study from keyword to kanji and that’s what I want to do with the jeisig but I can’t find a way.

Views Read Edit View history. Add additional information to the keyword, such as additional meanings or more obvious definition of the kanji. I’m on the earlier side of RtK, but here’s how I would describe it to a complete newbie to Kanji: January 20, at The method gtk the student to invent their own stories to associate the keyword meaning with the written form.

What’s the point of RtK (Remembering the Kanji) ?

Then I would give my creative side a moment to reflect on the Heisig keyword and all the primitives sometimes breaking up complex primitives if it worked out better for the story and make sure the story beisig flavoured by all range of meanings I had seen in the common compounds. And you probably don’t want to suspend that one. I couldn’t find anything on Koohii forums about it either.