https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris553632

Kanji study tree please.

Having a separate Kanji tree from the main Japanese study tree would not only help with learning Kanji, but would also clear a lot of confusion from the main study tree.

Currently in the main study tree, you are taught a Kanji character or two, which is followed with a pronunciation of the said character. Which is fine and all, but there is nothing to help us remember it. The human brain needs something to remember the characters more easily, and showing the character(s) once, followed by a pronunciation of a native speaker won't do us any good. There is nothing to stimulate the brain to remember it.

Having a word bank, or study cards that continuously show the Kanji characters that are hard to remember would be extremely beneficial. If a person is having a difficult time learning 物, the course will come back to that character later and focus on easier ones. If the person is still having issues learning 物, the course can teach the user how to use the Kanji in a sentence and how frequently it's used in real life. The Kanji course should teach us how to write out all Kanji characters, and when to use them.

This stimulates the brain to remember things, and engages more memory activity. I personally think this would help people, who are currently learning Japanese on Duolingo.

July 2, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K-D-C1

A kanji tree would be super useful but for now I put kanji letters on flashcards and practice kanji that way

July 2, 2019

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

Duolingo is just one tool in an arsenal of available platforms for language learning. Most people I know use it in conjunction with other apps. This suggestion is best.

July 2, 2019

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

I suggest you do a anki deck or wanikani + the endless amount of wanikani based sites for this since you need a good srs system to really have a good grip on the many (or sometimes singular) uses of kanji and their reading (onyomi or kunyomi).

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris553632

I've actually been using anki deck for quite some time, and it has helped a lot. Though it would be much easier for everything to be in one place.

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soupqueen94

why don't you just open a manga with hiragana and start trying to read it? look up words you don't know as you put the pieces together to figure out what's being said over time what the kanji in words mean will become clearer to you and youll actually be learning words and grammar along the way too

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris553632

As good as this may sound, it won't do people any good. Reading a manga with just hiragana is one thing, but actually reading manga with kanji and hiragana, then piecing together the given information wont do us any good. It's much better to have flash cards and example sentences, as this stimulates the brain much more. Manga is made as for entertainment, unless there is a manga that teaches Japanese, it won't teach anyone who has little knowledge in Kanji. It's a good suggestion, but it does influence the brain to remember.

July 3, 2019

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

I highly recommend WaniKani.com for kanji. They use Spaced Repetition and mnemonics to help you retain what you learn. There is a subscription fee, but the tool is incredibly effective.

July 3, 2019

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

I currently use the app Tiny Cards to help me with that. It’s a flashcard program to help you remember things. Duolingo also offers flashcards there for several different Japanese language things like hiragana, katakana and other lessons. I also love combining duolingo with memrise to learn.

July 5, 2019
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