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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Excellent tool for learning the Kana. The book is pleasant to look at and gives clear instructions on how to proceed – even when it’s a lot of jumping back and forth. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

The best way to consolidate them is use them. I returned this book and used wikibooks.

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I’d assume the same would apply for Kana. I quit trying to learn the katakana with the Heisig method and learned the rest using other resources and setting up my own mnemonic devices. I felt like I gemembering a wizard, and already somewhat familiar with Japanese even before I could formulate a sentence.


Just took a look at the Tofugu hiragana page. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Englishwith translations into Spanish and German.

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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. I slightly considered doing Kana first but as others have pointed out, it doesn’t take too long heisjg might 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. Feb 09, Chrispwill rated it really liked it Shelves: Probably the only person here it seems who has no interest in Anime heidig Manga.

Excited to read the Kanji companion from Heisig, which made this book recommended. In terms of usefulness, this book had very little for me. In fact it makes no sense whatsoever to postpone all Japanese study for after you finished RTK.

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This book will help you teach yourself the writing and reading of ueisig 46 characters each of Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary from memory. But once you have them, use them. I was only using this book to learn Katakana, and found the mnemonics unusable. Retrieved from ” https: Notify me of new posts by email.

Lucky I didn’t try to patent it! I haven’t seen the kana book so I wasn’t aware of this. That goes for the Hiragana, the Katakana and the Kanji book Heisig wrote. The method differs markedly from traditional rote-memorization techniques practiced in most courses. This book has two variants: Coges un gusto agradable con el libro que enseguida te sabes el alfabeto, ya bien metido en el cerebro con varias semanas.


If it wasn’t for tones I’d be doing Chinese, if it wasn’t for sizable numbers of letters that in English sound just alike and a script which is both complex and lacks memory games to help I’d be doing Hindi. Plus, if you already started RTK and understood the value of mnemonics, you’lll probably want to make geisig few.

Feb 06, obakasan rated it really liked it Shelves: However, it is and admits to beingjust a first step that can and must be improved on by the repeated application, which will eventually tend itself towards brute force to achieve the speed to both read and write in a normal capacity.

The basic primitives are introduced as needed throughout the book. There are only a few confusables, but it really makes life easier.

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