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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It goes along really well with the RTK books, and you may even be allowed to skip some lessons since you will be familiar with the stroke orders.

Now admittedly this is in line heisiig my whole philosophy of learning Japanese by using itbut even if one wasn’t using our overall approach I would strongly recommend this.


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Remembering the Kana by James W. Heisig

It does exactly what it says it rememberong. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hiragana lana Katakana can be learned and remembered fast and convenient when using the right method.

Mar 05, Ahmad Hajja rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 07, Scott rated it really liked it. The basic primitives are introduced as needed throughout the book.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The mnemonics helped for me cuz I can sorta place a story to each of them. This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. The author uses the so called “primitives”, simple images, which he puts in order to form the easy to remember story.

A sixth edition was released in April This book will help you teach yourself the writing and reading of all 46 characters each of Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary from memory. The way I see it, it is like spending the summer lifting weights and jogging before hockey season.

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February Learn how and when to remove this template message. As an added bonus, the book includes a supplement on “Learning How to Remember. It didn’t help me remember all of the Kana in a few hours, but it helped me remember more Kana than I knew before.

Maxinoume rated it really liked it Mar 14, Been more focused on getting through RTK rather than getting things perfect. Oct 28, David rated it it was amazing. This book has two variants: In fact it makes no sense whatsoever to postpone all Japanese study for after you finished RTK.

Remembering the Kana

For each Chinese reading of a kanji, an example compound word is given. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Heisig addresses in RTK’s preface why readings shouldn’t be learned at the same time as kanji. Also the order of RTK builds up from a base, Rememberiny assume Kanji in textbooks are present in order of word heisiy regardless of complexity.


The first part is in the style of Volume I, where the writing and keywords are learned. Excited to read the Kanji companion from Heisig, which made this book recommended.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thusly I cannot comment whether Heisig’s method is effective of not and if the mnemonics work, or temembering you’d be better off making your own when needed, and learning the rest by good ol’ repetition. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I found myself unable to relate to the imagery used for learning the syllabary with a majority of the hiragana.

Remembering the Kanji and Remembering the Hanzi – Wikipedia

I’ll have a look at the links kkana. Much like those Chinese people who don’t have those WTF moments because they are used to dealing with the Hanzi and have a much easier time of it then us Anglos.

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While you said you just ordered the book on Amazon, if you can still cancel, I’d go with that.