"I go to the east."
This whole unit was aboutbthe pronuntiation of the symbols and the "matching words" excercises. But it never explained what the symbols stand for!! South, east, west, north... I never knew which one is one. The problem is with the "matching" and "select the correct symbol" exercises is that when you get them right it does not say what they stand for! Crazy
I remember them as sisters!
北 (きた) is the north. I picture a girl all bundled up, squinting her eyes because the cold wind hurts her face.
東 (ひがし) is the EAsT. I picture a girl who sat down to EAT her lunchbox.
南 (みなみ) is south. She is a little girl (mini) who bent down to pick up a yen.
西 (にし) is west. A girl ready to travel, see how she has her suitcase? She is traveling to the west! (I fly westward to get to Japan)
It was explained in the "tips" section. It's the top button when you first click on the lesson before starting it (on android, idk if ios and pc are the same), but the tips are there for every lesson.
I already knew the 4 direction symbols from years of playing mahjongg, but the person who replied to you before gave a good way to memorize them.
I always saw them as: 北 looks like a dancing person、南 looks like a hanging scroll 、東 looks like a window on a tree (or a treehouse?)、and 西 looks like a tnt box (or 四 with a hat on). "the northern dancer, the southern scribe, and the western demolition man worked together to build a treehouse in the east"
First I did answered "I go to the north" - 北に行きます - correct.
Next question "I go to the east" - 東に行きます - "WRONG! Must use へ"
Not much consistence in teaching here...