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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Remembering the Kana by James W. Heisig

Book ratings by Goodreads. Though maybe Heisig-sensei has some good mnemonics, and if you want a bit of help memorizing them, why not go for it. I’m really amazed by this book, and am looking forward to my work in Remember the Kanji. It feels kind of surreal.

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In fact it makes no sense whatsoever to postpone all Japanese study for after you finished RTK. I’ll have a look at the links though. The latter is the Japanese name for our western alphabet. Volume 2 of each book was published in early I’d agree with Raulsen-san here.

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

Writing it from memory takes longer. If there is kanji, that is gemembering Rikaisama is for. Not that this point applies here. In terms of usefulness, this book had very little for me.

Remembering the Kana

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Remembering the Kana succeeds the book Remembering the Hiragana: As an example, here is the word k ana written in katakana: Feb 06, obakasan rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?


However, you will not be able to read fluently. The way I see it, it is like spending the summer lifting weights and jogging before hockey season. This book will help you teach yourself the writing and reading of all 46 characters each of Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary from memory.

But once you have them, use them. Hiragana on the other hand have a more curved and smooth look and are usually used to write Japanese words for which no kanji exist.

Ahora tiene el katana en proceso y en una semana ya se lo tiene sabido. The idea of throwing these in groups is amazing helpful since it clusters what one needs to learn. It is split into two parts. Each kanji and each non-kanji primitive is assigned a unique keyword. Remembering the Hanzi by the same author is intended to teach the most frequent Hanzi to students of the Chinese language.

Your email address will not be published. Or, you can take a week, or a month. I wouldn’t trust the pronunciation guide if you don’t live in the States, though, as it is designed for US English.

I slightly considered doing Kana first but as others have pointed out, it doesn’t take too long so reembering as well put it closer to when I am ready to use it rather than learn it up front and sit on it for a few months.


I don’t consider myself to be studying Japanese. I learnt the kana before RTK and it was incredibly useful. I always recommend starting to use the kana immediately after learning them. However, in cases where the reader may be easily confused or for difficult kanji, Heisig often provides a small story or hint. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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But I don’t know Heisig-sensei’s kana books at all. The book provides an easy and fast access to the kana.

Geoff Sturm rated it it was amazing Jun 02, I think I took remenbering weekend. Dudeist seems to be going at a pretty good clip and will be done with RTK in a few months.

I tied learning remmebering kana a number of times, by brute force memorization, and it never really worked out that well. I’d say more than 3 hours each, but no more than 7. Remembering the Kanji is a series of three volumes by James Heisigintended to teach the 3, kkana frequent Kanji to students of the Japanese language.

You are not doing hockey but doing so will put you miles ahead of those who spent their summers fishing and playing golf as was the NHL style before the 60’s.