Learning Kanji is a good sign that you’re a serious learner, well on your way to improving your Japanese and not diddling around forever in romaji and anime. People say you need to know 1,945-2,000 Joyo Kanji in order to comfortably read. So, how do you learn all that Kanji, Kanji, Kanji? Here’s a big…Read More Japanese Pro-Tips: 7 Different Ways to Learn Kanji
Hello Junkie! Every new Japanese learner gets confused about Japanese characters as soon as they realize they need to learn to read and write. Common questions include: What’s the alphabet of Japanese? I hear there’s more than one? Does Japanese have an alphabet? Which should I learn first? Why do my socks smell? To answer…Read More For Beginners: The Alphabet of Japanese Or Learning Japanese Characters
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Kanji. The one word that causes headaches for Japanese learners. There’s too many. Kanji have different readings, translations and meanings depending on how they’re used. Kanji stroke orders. They require lots and lots of practice and memorization and are the source of much pain and despair. In short, learning kanji sucks. Is it possible to…Read More Association: Learn Japanese Kanji with Stupid Examples and without Awful Pain of Memorizing