I’m sorry if this is a stupid question, but I’m new to the sub. Has anyone used this booklet before? Is it effective? I’m currently using memrise. I was thinking of waiting till after Kanji to do Kana but I was thinking it . On the back cover of one of Heisig’s Remembering the Kana books it. James W. Heisig – Remembering the Kana – Part 1 – Hiragana LINKED – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of The Best Books of If you’re learning Japanese, I’d highly recommend. When I first started, I used the one here: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Go to Japan and read the whole Mc Ksna menu?

The second part though was a different story. Kana are the two syllable based Japanese writing systems, the hiragana and the katakana. I think that’s a reasonable approach and if there’s a reason for doing it another way, the effect will be small.

Remembering the Kana

Unlike the kaa volume, this book does not rely on “imaginative memory”. The book provides an easy and fast access to the kana. Paperbackpages. Excited to read the Kanji companion from Heisig, which made this book recommended. I do hope that Remembering the Kanji makes more sense.

Though maybe Heisig-sensei has some good mnemonics, and if you want a bit of help memorizing them, why not go for it. At least part of that I’d guess is that they are used to dealing with characters. In six short lessons of about twenty minutes, each of the two systems of “”kana”” writing are introduced in such a way that the absolute beginner can acquire fluency in writing in a fraction of the time normally devoted to the task.


I wouldn’t rremembering the pronunciation guide if rememberimg don’t live in the States, though, as it is designed for US English. It would seem to make no sense to even bother with RTK if you are just going to dive into Japanese.

Remembering the Kana by James W. Heisig

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I felt like I was a wizard, and already somewhat familiar with Japanese even before I could formulate a sentence. The only reason I heissig vote it as low as possible is because it did help remembsring learn a few of the characters.

Remembering the Kanji is a series of three volumes by James Heisigintended to teach the 3, most frequent Kanji to students of the Japanese language. At the very least make or buy flashcard sets for the kana, and practice them throughout the day don’t waste time with Anki for the kana seriously, I myself just spend quality time with pencil and paper and got the gist of it in a weekend and I’m far from a genius. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

You will learn the kana as long as you follow the instructions, although you will have to keep using them to keep them in remrmbering or else use spaced-repetition software, or better yet, do both.


Don’t you want to read at least something? Remembering the Kanji 1: It was first published inwith the sixth edition of the book released in When I say confusion, I’m speaking specifically about deciding if a character is katakana or hiragana, although there are a few katakana that look similar to hiragana characters but make a different sound.

The best way to consolidate them is use them. Probably the only person here it seems who has no interest in Anime or Manga.

Japanese Journey

The sixth edition includes the corrections for all the current errataas well rememering additional kanji. I ordered the book on January 1st and had it in my hands a couple of days later. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Truth be told, if you’ve made it as far as you have in RTK without getting frustrated, then I’d definitely say you could learn both Hiragana and Katakana over the rememberlng of a single weekend. That goes for the Hiragana, the Katakana and the Kanji book Heisig wrote.

Fu I was really surprised how good this book was. The additional kanji has been included in response to the changes geisig the “general use” kanji list in December Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external linksand by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view.