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Tip For Japanese Learners

I found it really useful to look for hidden images or sounds in letters and words. For example, I realised that "mo" looks a lot like a hook that you use for fishing. So, when you're having trouble remembering things, just find some little things you can remember.

November 10, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/DestinyCall

Yup, も this is MO the Sailor, in my mind. And む this one looks a little bit like a MU cow. And ね looks just like a cat. How do you say "cat" in Japanese? NE-ko.

If you are struggling to come up with pictures or images to help you remember on your own, you might want to check out this mneumonic guide by Tofugu. It makes it much easier to distinguish the characters when you relate them to a mental image or idea.

https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-hiragana/

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KittyBlossom0802

Yeah, it's a wonderful method to remember Kanji characters. There's also an android app that has lots of vocabulary with picture mnemonics. It's called "Kanji Memory Hint". But making your own mnemonics is great, too.

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/bubbledwater

Thanks for the tip, I already really like the app!

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan864042

My favorite are the smily faces シツ :)

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/_arianaganguly_

Mine too..

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/arienrhod1

Seconded :)

One is looking up, the other is looking down. The one that is looking up just saw a beautiful girl (a "she"). The one that is looking down is making a "tsk" sound as if it's a bit disgruntled.

November 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ela3578

I hope you find this tip useful! :)

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/zUiA13

Cute! It reminds me of 'Heidi' remembering alphabets in the story.

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ParkJimin307567

I have recently been taking Japanese and I've found this technique to be helpful.

November 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ela3578

Thank you for your nice comment. I am glad you found this useful!

December 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MK5Eu9

try henohenomoheji at least you can learn 4 characters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henohenomoheji

November 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rezzan123

You wanna know how i learned hiragana in one hour? and fluent in 4 days? i recommend youtubing "learn hiragana in one hour by japanese101, This is no spam message, this is literally the fastest way ive ever learnt anything, hiragana is SUPER easy thanks to watching this video. DO IT<3 Good luck all!

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DestinyCall

I'm more interested in how you became "fluent" in four days . . .

I'm guessing you are using the wrong word there.

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rezzan123

By fluent i obviously mean i can read it all.

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackson35889

Yes, i've learned to use this tip for kanji and hiragana ありがと!

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Marko_Begg

Give me 25 lingots and i will give you curry and vbucks

November 16, 2018
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