https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara941753

Is it right to learn Kanji from the beginning ?

I have started to learn Japanese seriously , but I have a problem. Learning Kanji needs a lot of effort and time to learn, but it is hard for me to slow down my learning speed from the start to learn Kanji. So my question is that am I so impatient and it is better to learn Kanji from this level or not. and please tell me if it is better to learn kanji from now or later, because I would like to learn Kanji anyway Thanks for the help. p.s :I have already tried learning Kanji and now I can write a few but the number is less than 15!

August 5, 2019

10 Comments


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

You should learn hiragana and katakana first, but you should try to learn Kanji as early as possible so you don't get too reliant.

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara941753

Thanks for the advise and help.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hugfanginn_2.0

Konnichiwa! yes, i think it's a great idea to start learning kanji pronto, cos then things will make sooooo much more sense and it'll speed up your learning too, seeing as you're so impatient XD

Do yourself a favor and flick over to NihongoShark.com and then their ARTICLES page and have a read thru this article. Just the title will probs freak you out but stay with me. It's called: "Hacking the Kanji: How to learn 2,200 Kanji in 97 days."

bear in mind that you don't HAVE to try to learn them in the 97 days, but it IS possible. I've been doing the challenge for a lot longer than 97 days and haven't finished yet...but that's my fault. It might seem hekka intimidating at first but it's actually sooo easy, you just need a bit of time, a pinch of daily routine and several cups of coffee and you'll be right as rain.

がんばれ--best of luck in all your language-learning endeavors! Don't let your impatience get you discouraged when you don't get instant results, I feel ya man, but just chill. Anyways, じゃね!

August 6, 2019

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

Seconded. The NihongoShark approach follows Heisig's Remembering the Kanji method and sequence. To get the most out of the NihongoShark Anki deck I recommend getting the book as well (get a late edition, otherwise they don't match up) - I found the book invaluable in filling in Kanji primitives which are not always in the Anki deck, but which are essential when you do your memory association - and that's the whole idea, that's how you can actually remember them relatively quickly. And the fun begins when you start seeing familiar kanji in various places, in Duo too - it makes it easier to understand and to read new words.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara941753

Thanks a lot . I had no idea Kanji has a certain method and sequence.Now I would be more hopeful to learn Kanji and it would be even interesting. Thanks for the idea about book and website but what is the name of book? ありがとう!

August 6, 2019

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

"Remembering the kanji" by James Heisig. On Amazon and elsewhere. The current edition is the 6th I think.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara941753

Thanks so much.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara941753

Thanks for the website and motivation,Hugfanginn_2.0.It really helps(both of them!) I think I can start learning it . I couldn't open the website but I will soon. I wish you will be able to finish the course and Kanji in your favorite ways very well.I think I can use impatience and learn more even .Thanks for the ideas and help.ありがとうね.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bryan543597

Master hiragana first, katakana second, and kanji as you go along, learning the language. It may seem like a good idea to try to learn everything at once, but if you do, you run the risk of retaining very little. You don't learn algebra at the same time you're learning to add and subtract.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara941753

you are right. although,I have already mastered Hiragana but I haven't learned the Katakana completely yet.I have learned some Kanji during the course as I said but i became discouraged and confused about it. Thanks for the advise.ありがとうね

August 6, 2019
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