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Kanji practice for handwriting?

Hello community,

I've got a question, since I also practice handwriting in the same time I use Duolingo. Can you recommend me some got source (website, video or practice book) which explains how to draw kanji by hand correctly? I'd like to learn aspects like stroke orders and directions, correct spacings etc.

I'm on the beginner level and actually finished the skill "Home" and "Intro 3".

Thank you for the answers :)

2 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/floomo
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For specific kanji you can look up stroke order in a kanji dictionary. On the kanji pages on jisho.org they show you how to write them stroke by stroke and they have an animated gif showing the process: https://jisho.org/search/%E7%94%BB%20%23kanji

If you want to practice writing without pen and paper, there are free apps for practicing on your phone. The only one I've tried is an app on android called Kanji Tree which is basically a flashcard app for kanji and vocabulary but it also has a writing practice mode. Haven't used that mode a lot but it seems okay. It has kanji up to Kentei 1, so in other words way more than you actually need.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Edber20

Hi! I use an app on the android store called "Japanese Kanji Study" by Chase Colburn, for practicing Kanji writing. The free version only gives up to JLPT N5 kanji only, but this app is really good for Kanji stuff, so I highly suggest to at least try the app.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GhappynowappT
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Kodansha's Essential Kanji Dictionary - It's got stroke order for each kanji, but not direction

A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters, K. G. Henshall - has general principles of stroke order (including direction) just inside the cover

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Avatair

Thank you for the replies. I'll take a look at these tools.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joe598286

Hello, I use a discord language bot (called kotoba) which links to (i think jisho.org?) its really useful, you can input a kanji and it will give you different info to chose from (with emotes), 1st emote is meaning, 2nd emote is kanji radical,parts etcs,3rd emote is stroke order)

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ningyezi523
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I highly recommend you to try the app drops, it has handwriting practices which helps you to remember the right way to write.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackYeti42

It does? Where? I've been using drops for weeks and I've never once seen this feature. It would likely be very useful though if it is there and just very well hidden.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ningyezi523
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thats strange, it has this feature in every single practice. Im not sure whether we are talking about the same app. the app icon is purple. and it only allows you to practice for 5 mins every day.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ningyezi523
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https://languagedrops.com/ this is their site

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlackYeti42

Yes, this is the app that I've been using.

Here's what the main page looks like:

And as I say, it's never asked me to handwrite a single kanji character.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ningyezi523
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oh my bad, kanji is chinese character.. you might want to learn a bit chinese then...

1 week ago
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