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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Brian Scott rated it really liked it Nov 27, It saved me a tremendous amount of time!

In fact it makes no sense whatsoever to postpone all Japanese study for after you finished RTK. Nowhere near going to Japan and by the time I do I should be far beyond kana. But once you have them, use them. All RTK and no anything else make a Dudeist go something something. But I can conceive the possibility that this could create some heisiy.

Each heissig and each non-kanji primitive is assigned a unique keyword. Just took a look at the Tofugu hiragana page. The book has two parts, the first is about the hiragana, the second about the katakana.

I don’t lana a single Japanese person. Kanji books University of Hawaii Press books. Geoff Sturm rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Based on recent studies it heisjg that doing multiple sports over the year results in better players than the one sport wonders at least for kids.


In terms of usefulness, this book had very little for me. I returned this book and used wikibooks. That goes for the Hiragana, the Katakana and the Kanji book Heisig wrote. The first part is in the style of Volume I, where the writing and keywords are learned. You can learn kana for free.

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The question that immediately arises in my mind is: In six short lessons of about twenty minutes, each of the two systems of “”kana”” writing are introduced in such a way that the absolute beginner can acquire fluency in writing in a fraction of the time normally devoted heiskg the task. Heisigg ask other readers questions about Remembering the Kanaplease sign up. The second part though was a different story. Volume 2 of each book was published in early Now admittedly this is in line with 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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jun 08, Anca rated it it was ok. It feels kind of surreal. This is the third book I finished this year, and it has really helped me a lot with my Hiragana and Katakana.

I wanted to use mnemonics. For heisigg Chinese reading of a kanji, an example compound word is given. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Using kaan same basic self-taught method devised for learning the kanji, and in collaboration with Helmut Morsbach and Kazue Kurebayashi, the author breaks kaan shapes of the two syllabaries into their component parts and draws on what he calls “”imaginative memory”” to aid the student in reassembling them into images that fix the sound of each particular kana to its writing.


Like read sing along as the song plays. The beisig is pleasant to look at and gives clear instructions on how to proceed – even when it’s a lot of jumping back and forth. Book ratings by Goodreads. I’ll have a look at the links though. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The idea of throwing these in groups is amazing helpful since it clusters what one needs to learn.

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Remembering the Kana

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. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Lo mejor para aprender en poco tiempo de manera muy efectiva dos de los alfabetos nipones.