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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I find it kind of wasteful kaja only buy a book to just use once for a short while, so I borrowed it from the library. Great book and great methods. 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.

Remembering the Kana

Feb 09, Chrispwill rated it really liked it Shelves: It goes along really well with the RTK books, and rememberring may even be allowed to skip some lessons since you will be familiar with the stroke orders. Definitely one of heisgi easiest ways to learn the Japanese alphabet.

It uses mostly the same imaginative memory technique as Remembering the Kanji I, though some katakana are prompted to be learned as simplified forms of their hiragana counterparts.

The question that immediately arises in my mind is: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Now in its third edition, “”Remembering the Reemmbering has helped tens of thousands of students of Japanese master the Hiragana and Katakana in a short amount of time I tell people that I am simply learning to write Kanji with seemingly random English words attached and that is it.

This page was last edited on 28 Rememberinhat Excellent tool for learning the Kana. I wanted to learn in a smart way and use stories and images.


There is no attention given to the readings of the kanji as Heisig believes that one should learn the writing and meaning first before moving on to the readings in Volume II. I’ve been really sloppy with my writing. Much of the advice I’ve read about RTK is that you “waste” a few hundred hours up front but it really pays off in the future. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. There’s a reason why this is the standard. I know I am 46 and the impending gloom of death is close by but meh, what’s a few more months.

The book has two parts, the first is about the hiragana, the second about the katakana. Then, as you work through your other Japanese study material, your knowledge will be greatly reinforced and solidified. There will be one or more exceptions to this rule.

If you like to be busy with something consider also Japanese calligraphy. So it seems, as you say, that Heisig-sensei is recommending learning the kana first.

Nov 16, Nikolaus Trixner rated it liked it. I was only using this book to learn Katakana, and found the mnemonics unusable.

Sep 30, Rashy rated it it was amazing. For most, it’s the other way around. When I say confusion, I’m speaking specifically about deciding hejsig a character is katakana or hiragana, although there are a few katakana that look similar to hiragana characters but make a different sound. Surely it makes more sense to learn the kana at the point when you are going to start actually using them.

In six short lessons of about twenty minutes, each of the two systems of “”kana”” kaa are introduced in such a way that the absolute beginner can acquire fluency in writing in a fraction of the time normally devoted to the task. Volume II presents the official readings of the kanji introduced in Volume I. Kana are syllabaries, strictly speaking they have nothing to do with readings. I found myself unable to lana to the imagery used for learning the syllabary with a majority of the hiragana.

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Remembering the Kana

The book has already been sent along with a copy of English Grammar for students of Japanese. The hwisig is available in English, Spanish and German. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Like read sing along as the song plays.

I do hope that Remembering the Kanji makes more sense. However, you will not be able to read fluently. In theory hiragana are enough to write any Japanese sentence. Kanji books University of Hawaii Press books. The book is mainly focused on the Chinese readings, however one chapter does suggest a mnemonic device for learning the Japanese readings.

Remembering the Kana : A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 Hours Each

If you don’t like those mnemonics I listed, Tofugu made their own as well. I always recommend starting to use the kana immediately after learning them.

So too late for that. Are there any issues with doing both side by side? Nu as a noodle falling out of the food bowl. Heisig, I look forward to devouring your Remembering the Kanji books.

I wanted to use mnemonics. When I first started, I used the one here: Jun 07, Scott rated it really liked it. There’s a good chance that you’re in the minority by learning Kanji first and then moving on to Kana.