https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Veridiaan

Quick Question About Study Habits

Hey! New learner here, just started this course probably like 2 weeks ago so I still don't know as much but I just have a few questions pertaining to how I should do my study habits.

I know that writing down the characters yourself and repeatedly saying them is good, just how long should I do it every day, and all that. Basically I'm just trying to find the most efficient way of actually retaining the Hiragana characters and not having to resort to guessing.

So yeah, if there's anything that could possibly help me study, whether it'd be how long I should do it for or methods I could use, that would be great! I do feel like I've learned a handful stuff so far, but I wanna try and expand on that and get serious about this.

February 9, 2019

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GhappynowappT

Have you tried learning kana with a table instead of studying them individually? It helps when dealing with kana that have similar shapes and different sounds.

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Veridiaan

That'll seem nice when I go onto learning kata in the hopeful future. Maybe I'll try learning Hiragana on a table, ありがとう!

February 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DestinyCall

I highly recommend this guide from Tofugu. It provides mneumonics to help you memorize the characters and some handy practice exercises. It only took a couple days to be able to recognize both hiragana and katakana consistently.

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

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Veridiaan

I'll keep that in mind, because right now I'm sorta struggling on the characters that show up later in the tree, also pronunciation too but I'll find a way for that.

February 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Firetrix

こにちわ!If you enjoy flashcard style learning I would recommend taking a look at Tiny Cards. A lot of people have found it to be a useful tool. I started learning Hiragana and Katakana before I found Duolingo and the app I use is called "Japanese". The downside is it is not free and costs about $8usd, but it is a great little tool for learning the characters and how to write them. Tofugo is another tool that has a good reputation for it's learning tips. Heres the link specifically to the Hirigana tips: https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-hiragana/

There is a lot of great resources out there that you can access but it can be overwhelming when you are just starting out, so I recommend sticking with Duo as your primary focus until you've got a good grasp on the Hirigana.

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Veridiaan

Will do! I seem to be doing semi-OK with Hiragana so far but it still needs a bit of work. I'll try out some of these apps/websites too, ありがとうございます!

February 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelly_Tacker

I would recommend Tinycards, Memrise and Tofugu.

February 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/somski3

If you like flashcard style learning I memorized hiragana using an app called Memrise. Tinycards is an alternative though, and if you use the official Duolingo Tinycards deck then it rewards points in Duolingo if you link your account. If you want to actually learn how to write the kana try printing a worksheet that shows the stroke orders and memorize that way. A sheet a day should do, but honestly the more the better...

February 10, 2019
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