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Before you start this book make sure you’re using the 6th edition not the 4th, because that one has a couple errors one or wheisig keywords were repeated, another had the wrong Kanji, and on top of that it’s not the full Kanji but These key words provide the setting for a particular kanji’s “story,” whose protagonists are the primitive elements. But I don’t see ‘learning Japanese’ as one geneal skill, but as a set of particular skills, and learning the kanji is simply of tne particular skills.

Return to Book Page. I borrowed this from my library as an Interlibrary Loan, so I didn’t have much time with it. If not, that’s okay too; everyone has their own learning style. Having a story that makes EACH character unique, no matter how similar to others it looks, is a fantastic w.heisit.

If you are looking for a way to memorize the Japanese Kanji without beating your head against a wall, this is the book for you. Articles with a promotional tone from February All articles with a promotional tone Pages to import images to Wikidata Books with missing cover. This way, after knowing all the primitives, there will be no way to forget primitive form which Kanji, because you have identified each Kanji and remfmbering it from its similar primitives.


Intuition is a great thing when it comes to kanji learning. The problem comes when you realise that most kanji, with a little imaginative license, resemble trees in various states of rude or ill health.

James W. Heisig – Remembering the Kanji 1

The Best Books of After about kanji learned in the Heisig method, I was able to look at a completely unknown kanji for the first time, understand how to write it,deconstruct the radicals and search about it in a dictionary. Winter will soon be on its way, and my porridge oats will not warm themselves By making this assumption For anyone wanting to remember how to read and write kanji, this book is a must have. Much of the book was useful, however the method just isn’t my learning style.

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In about 6 weeks using this book and W.heissig decks already compiled and available in the shared decks library NihongoShark for recognition and this koohi-based deck for productionI was able to very easily recall and produce about kanji, which turned out to be quite useful in Japan – it’s not the same as reading it, but you can get the gist of a oanji fraction of the renembering.

Feb 09, Chrispwill rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. I ended up confusing everything and not being able to memorize more than a couple of kanji each day. This book has two variants: Books by James W.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Knowing that two Kanji mean two different English words doesn’t mean you w.heosig how to read Japanese. The basic primitives are introduced as needed throughout the book.

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Aug 14, Haengbok92 rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I was going to begin this review by repurposing the old dictionary joke about how the zebra did it. Sure, I “only” recognize the kanji and know their basic meaning, but. And at the end of the day?

They were a nice accoutrement to the room, however. The numbers one to five I remembered by associating them with the severe stomach cramps I endured from eating five bananas in a row.

The method differs markedly from traditional rote-memorization techniques practiced in most courses. Volume 3 presents a further kanji in addition to the 2, kanji introduced in Volume 1 and Volume 2.

It works rather well, I find The only criticism I have of the books thus far is that they are a little big and unwieldy to carry around in one’s satchel in the heat of a Japanese summer—especially with the addition of an obligatory notebook.