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Unpleasant to read through and full of mistakes This deck has too many sexual references to the stories. On the other hand, they already truly mastered the ones they already know know all the readings etc.

But years later now, I’ve pretty much lost the skill Heisig taught me. When I tried learning Kanji through grades the kanji lacked meaning, sometimes, because primitives weren’t really introduced first.

RTK1 does not teach you to read Kanji. And I’ll tell you this: If you can already tell what makes a Kanji and easily search any Kanji you encounter, then you can safely ignore RTK. Doing Heisig, you are basically memorizing translations to words, that are not actually Japanese words, while you could be spending your time memorizing actual Japanese words! I see a reasonable number of people on the Internet criticizing RTK.

All the links to the forums are dead now A great, great, trice great deck but the links leading to the forums unfortunately don’t work anymore: One can’t turn a corner nowadays without running into a closet fascist who wants to censor the content of something.

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“Heisig’s Remembering the Kanji sucks” – Other Kanji Learning Methods?

I can assure you that my way of learning languages kanji included has nothing to do with rote memorization. The big problem with Remembering the Kanji is exactly what you’ve pointed out – it doesn’t give any actual readings for the kanji. This is not the full list of rules. He took heieig Chinese or Japanese radicals, added some more, called them ‘primitives’ and used some stories in English to remember the kanji. The course teaches the student to utilize all the constituent parts of a kanji’s written form—termed “primitives”, combined with a mnemonic device that Heisig refers to as “imaginative memory”.

Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. If Kanji all looks the same to you, then I recommend you use RTK kanhi you have picked up the skill to tell Kanji apart from each other. Nothing more, nothing less. Login Register Login Username: Does that confirm my suspicions that there are only two ways of learning Kanji?

Remembering the Kanji and Remembering the Hanzi – Wikipedia

For sex-related stories, I know it is what Kanji Damage specializes in, but isn’t that based off RTK anyway breaking Kanji into radicals?

Your mileage may vary but I think this book and system helped me break through a major plateau in the early stages of my learning. If you hdisig new to learning Japanese, read the Starter’s Guide.

Any foreigner who attempts to learn Kanji this way would probably give up. I highly recommend teh book. Mnemonic clues give your brain something to cling onto until you actually learn real vocab which contain these kanji, when hopefully you have other clues to memorize them pronunciation, meaning context etc.

You can’t have a kanji for gates without someone naming it lesbians and making them do nothing but be a fetiche.


I started pushing through RTK in earnest in November, adding new kanji to my studies every day. As to kanji and components. Why are you being such a sheep can fellow Heisig’s way as if it is God’s way and any criticism of his approach is branded “nasty”?

It should not be the first thing you study in regards to kanji. In order to aid recall, flash cards like Anki is used. Japando as the Romans do!

Or at least, not decent ones. Maybe there is an error in this file around No. Then this thread would be helpful because you have to learn how to learn Kanji before you can learn Kanji. I had a look at: Remembering the Kana succeeds the book Remembering the Hiragana: His unique contribution is the ordering of the kanji so that you learn them in sets which helps to reinforce the similarities and highlight the differences.

How to fix the font size Just started with this deck. I am sorry for the image, but it sticks forever in your mind. After 5 years, I don’t even think they have reached yet.

Is Heisig’s “Remembering the Kanji” a good book ? Is Kanji Readings Necessary : LearnJapanese

That’s why I appreciate this method, the order. As everyone else reme,ber has pointed out, that means that you really won’t be able to read anything at all. Peace to you all, Japanese lovers.

You only build new Kanji from primitives from the ones you already know. Talk about easy prey. Browse to the “Heisig’s