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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Great book and great methods. It was first published inwith the sixth edition of the book released in I find there is great value with actually trying to recall something vs just writing stuff down over and over. Geoff Sturm rated it it was amazing Jun 02, So why exactly would one learn the kana and then spend the next several moths learning or however many kanji without a single readingthus having no use at all for the kana one has just learned.

Mar 05, Ahmad Hajja rated it liked it Shelves: So waiting a few months to start learning Japanese isn’t a huge thing for me.

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Learning the kana doesn’t take that much effort and is well worth whatever effort you do put in. It feels kind of surreal. I’m really amazed by this book, and am looking forward to my work in Remember the Kanji. Ahora tiene el katana en proceso y en una semana ya se lo tiene sabido. I found myself unable to relate to the imagery used for learning the syllabary with a majority of the hiragana.


I did learn the Kana, but I wouldn’t say the method in this book made a lot of sense to me. Jun 07, Scott rated it really liked it.

If you’re learning Japanese, I’d highly recommend. For the first 3 lessons there aren’t any useful mnemonics and that’s about half of the syllabary.

It didn’t help me remember all of the Kana in a few hours, but rememgering helped me remember more Kana than I knew before.

Remembering the Kana : James W. Heisig :

Go to Japan and read the whole Mc Donalds menu? In my experience no two people seem to like the same kana mnemonics, and mnenonic books for kana tend to fall by the wayside.

Much of the advice I’ve read about RTK is that you “waste” a few hundred hours up front but it really pays off in the future. The Best Books of This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Regarding OP’s exact question, I don’t believe there is reembering practical difference learning kana first, last or in parallel. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Remembering the Kana

As for iana sense or no sence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As an example, here is the word k ana written in katakana: I’m talking about a split second indecision wether a character should be understood phonetically or pictographically.

Fu is described as a “food bowl”. A kanji’s written form and its keyword are associated heisug imagining a scene or story connecting the meaning of the given kanji with the meanings of all the primitives used to write that kanji. They were the old school unnecessarily complicated sort. The first part is in the style of Volume I, where the writing and keywords are learned.

I wouldn’t trust the pronunciation guide if heisigg don’t live in the States, though, as it is designed for US English.


Great method of associating the Japanese kana to things that an kzna can remember, rather than forcing it through brute force. 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.

It uses mostly the same imaginative memory technique as Remembering the Kanji I, though some katakana are prompted to be learned as simplified forms of their hiragana counterparts. Heisif felt like I was a wizard, and already somewhat familiar with Japanese even before I could formulate a sentence. Each kanji and each non-kanji primitive is assigned a unique keyword. Unfortunately, “Remember the Kanji” has a similar issue, but I’ll get to that on that book’s hiesig once I finish with it.

I think that’s a reasonable approach and if there’s a reason for doing it another way, the effect will be small. Remembering the Kanji 2: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Brian Scott rated it really liked it Nov 27, I’d agree with Raulsen-san here. Jan 02, dk rated it it was amazing Shelves: Following the method, you will be able remembeering write and read all Japanese Kana in three hours and retain them by means of the incredible mnemonic methods.

I write everything down even with reviewing mature cards with the Anki. The idea of throwing these in groups is kqna helpful since it clusters what one needs to learn.