James W. Heisig – Remembering the Kanji 1. In the book these kanji are taught using stories. These kanji are learned the fastest if you read the book as well. Remembering the Kanji I: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and 1 4th Edition (Japanese Edition) [James W. Heisig] on On-Yomi: カイ. Heisig story: The key word refers to kanji that are written in full, squared form, as opposed to cursive writing which is more flowing andabbreviates.

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LearnJapanese submitted 2 years ago by kowaretaglass. It is split into two parts.

Apps About Terms Privacy. Of course you can easily turn the stories off or alter them so it’s not that big of a deal.

What’s the point of RtK (Remembering the Kanji) ?

I am just starting on the Kindle edition of RTK. Not books, so much but sites that teach Kanji, or do a good job of it?

This deck is excellent quality and contains more than everything you need. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I really wanna tell that, before of starting this deck, Heiaig was check in to the Heisig’s book, and I was think “errr this is not for me”. However, it suffers from two shortcomings that really prevent it from being as effective as RTK, in my opinion: Heisig assumes you’ll learn and know it forever.


Submit a new link. Hi Hinnerk, excellent question! I have RTK 6th edition sitting in front of me right now, and these orderings are all over the place after the first Login Register Login Username: The book is mainly focused on the Chinese readings, however one chapter does suggest a mnemonic device for learning the Japanese readings.

Just get to where you’re pretty comfortable with the idea of kanji and how they’re constructed. Shortcomings to the system The system itself has a few disadvantages which are worth mentioning, even though in my opinion they are crushingly outweighed by the advantages of this system. I could not imagine trying to study Japanese without that. There’s a comfortability that has been given to me that I have trouble explaining, but it is there.

Review: Remembering the Kanji, volume 1, by James W Heisig |

If you’d like to customize what appears on the front and back of a card, you can do so by clicking the Edit button, and then clicking the Cards button. The difference between ‘affix’ and ‘post a bill’ seems to be the sort of thing that was edited in for clarity, as an example. By learning the sound associated with that grapheme, you learn all the graphics in which it appears at least, among the common or so — there may be some few exceptions, but they would be in fairly rare characters.


The keywords chosen for kanji are frequently very poor choices IMO. If you let me add a little detail Views Read Edit View history. RTK3 kanjis are not really “extra” as you’ll need them eventually.

What is Your Opinion on Heisig’s Method (RTK)? : LearnJapanese

As I started to learn this deck 2 months ago I feel a very big improvement. Please also read the full list of rules on the wiki. However, yeisig changes I prefer over the years are in part why I have it set up the way I do on the Suggested Guide for Japanese Literacy. It was of huge help in my Kanji studies.

Therefore all these English meanings for Kanji and all the mental framework of stories built up to assist your memorisation of them must ultimately be discarded. Anyway, if you want me to improve something with the deck, feel free to leave a ftk November 12, at 6: I felt so much more motivated with learning kanji after I started doing so in Genki a textbook after hheisig and months of trudging through learning the jouyou kanji and English meaning by stroke order which I realize is somewhat different from Heisig.