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The companion website is almost as good as the q.heisig, and even better as a supplement. I’m not sure that working through this book is entirely the way to go for most people, since it would definitely require a lot of discipline and additional study to learn how to actually pronounce things.

We use cookies to give you hames best possible experience. So I’m testing my writing ability and finding that this method did help me with kanji I chronically forget.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It may not be for everyone, and it may seem like double the work because you don’t learn everything in one go, but that’s kind of the point. I was at first very disappointed when I realized I wouldn’t actually be able to “read” kanji after working through this book, but I decided that since I had limited time before my trip to Japan, knowing the general meanings of a lot of Kanji would be better than knowing how to pronounce maybe or so.

Books by James W. There’s no real practical and efficient way that I know of to learn Kanji that works better than this method. Paperbackpages.


These self-teaching methods help you remember and write by harnessing the power of the imagination. Add 2 Items to Cart. In this way, one is able to complete in a few short months a task that would otherwise take years.

Volume 2 of each book was published in early Dec 27, Patrick Wallace rated names it was amazing. I actually haven’t read the entire thing, and I don’t think I’m even going to go through this book in detail anytime soon, but only because I realized that the kanji learning system I have been using WaniKani is partially based on this method, and is actually a little more complete, as it takes you though pronunciations and vocabulary as well, which this book ignores altogether.

If you don’t know what that Kanji says in actual Jap I’m going to be the minority here since most people getting this book and reviewing it are those that are new learners of Japanese. Stipend, Income, Salary, Profit, Earnings, among other examples. No trivia or quizzes yet. It definitely gave me more confidence when tackling Kanji but it didn’t actually teach Kanji w.heisib all.

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I would heartily recommend the book to any serious student. Why I won’t give it 5 is because some of the keywords assigned to the kanji were, just, really Feb 15, Cassandra rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Published October 1st iames Kodansha first published This was a handy start for my fruit-based system.

Unlike the first volume, this book does not rely on “imaginative memory”. 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.


James W. Heisig – Remembering the Kanji 1

Finally, this book doesn’t work. Since w.heisiig many native Japanese are sometimes unclear as to how to pronounce unusual kanji combinations they might come across, this is also a good call. It is intended not only for the beginner, but also for the more advanced student looking for some relief from the constant frustration of forgetting how to write the kanji, or for a way to systematise what he or she already knows.

Reading, can then be learned on its own. 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. If they are content with drilling, then good for them, but I can’t really imagine the type of memory someone needs in order to differentiate Kanji by the single stroke. Honestly speaking, I just finished the book and I haven’t gone through this issue yet, but I have seen infinite threads online jwmes what to do after finishing Heisig, I am sure following them will prove beneficial as they were done by Heisig graduates.

Now we are talking. Sep 16, Kenrick Chien rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.