I wanted to take my first step and learn the kana. Kana are the two syllable based Japanese writing systems, the hiragana and the katakana. 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 might be better to But I don’t know Heisig-sensei’s kana books at all.

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It does exactly what it says it will. Remembering the Kana succeeds the book Remembering the Hiragana: Use this as a supplement.

Remembering the Kana

I write everything down even with reviewing mature cards with the Anki. Want to Read saving…. Nov 16, Nikolaus Trixner rated it liked it. Fu is described as a “food bowl”. I wanted to use mnemonics. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Articles with a promotional tone from February All articles with a promotional tone Pages to import images to Wikidata Books with missing heisgi. There will be one or more exceptions to this rule.

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Heisig, I look forward to devouring your Remembering the Kanji heizig. Now, back to the kanji. Brian Scott rated it really liked it Nov 27, By making use of a method of “imaginative memory,” introduced in this book, you will be saved from the order of repetition. The other part is in a similar style to Volume 2, where the readings of the kanji are learned.


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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If not, You’re probably better off just using your ow In terms of usefulness, this book had very little for me.

Thusly I cannot comment whether Heisig’s method is effective of not and if the mnemonics work, or if you’d be better off making your own when needed, and learning the rest by good ol’ repetition. I don’t consider myself to be studying Japanese.

At least part of that I’d guess is that they are used to dealing with characters. You will learn the kana as long as you follow the instructions, although you will have to keep using them to keep them in memory or else use spaced-repetition software, or better yet, do both.

For each Chinese reading of a kanji, an example compound word is given. Kana are the two syllable based Japanese writing systems, the hiragana and the katakana. Based on recent studies it seems that doing multiple sports over the year results in better players than the one sport wonders at least for kids.


The question that immediately arises in my mind is: Perhaps too much As it happens, I had just taught or, re-taught, as it was myself hiragana and katakana before obtaining this book, so I didn’t use it for studying the two.

Fu I was really surprised how good this book was.

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I started building some images on my own, which worked pretty well. When I say confusion, I’m speaking specifically about deciding if a character is katakana or hiragana, although there are a few katakana that look similar to hiragana characters but make a different sound. There is no attention given to the readings of the kanji as Heisig believes that one should learn the writing and meaning first before moving on to the readings in Volume II. If you like to be busy with something consider also Japanese calligraphy.

Jun 24, Gavin rated it it was amazing. There are plenty of free resources out there as well. Learning the Kana with the Heisig Method.