April 10, – This page contains mnemonics for the kanji taught in the first six years of school in Japan (i.e. kanji), as developed by. Kenneth G. Henshall. · Rating details · ratings · 17 reviews. This is a one -of-a-kind kanji study guide that introduces joyo kanji along with detailed. Henshall Kanji Mnemonics. This page contains mnemonics for the kanji taught in the Kanji, Number, Mnemonic. 一, 1, one finger. 右, 2, right hand to the mouth.

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Carrie rated it really liked it Jan 26, To find a kanji, you look it up by the readings in the back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Also, each kanji has a little paragraph about the kanji’s entymology that is helpful in seeing where the modern characters have come from. He finishes with explaining the characters it might be confused with, and how you can tell them apart; and then gives a clever mnemonic to recognize it by.

So I generate clusters based on radical using TheKanjiMap. An interesting, practical, useful way to learn the Japanese kanji.

Open Preview See a Problem? Oct 27, kimberly rated it it was amazing.

Henshall Kanji Mnemonics

My henehall issue with this is that learning kanji with no vocabulary context is utterly useless. His style of breaking down each compound and component of each Kanji to help you remember its meaning fits perfectly well with my own style of memorizing it! The thing I don’t like is that it’s not organized by clusters but by grade level.

How about a method which teaches radicals via meaning and mnemonics, such as WaniKani? However, in many cases, this wasn’t feasible and I ended up with a story totally unrelated the history of the kanji. Mar 05, Anne Beardsley rated it it was amazing Shelves: The components of each character are detailed.


But I dare say that, of all the things you don’t need for learning the kanji, you need this book the most. So you can say this is much more than just a language-teaching book. And that makes this book more special to me. Kudos to Professor Henshall for this splendid lifetime achievement. Trolling, immature, or hostile behavior will result in a warning or ban 6.

And this is a huge trap that so many beginners get sucked into, and most kanji mnemonic kaanji encourage it. Nenshall you’re a raw beginner, I recommend starting with Read Japanese Today! Content creators wishing to advertise must contact the mods first.

This is like studying every Latin or Greek word which preceded the modern one to understand English– too much work and unnecessary kahji well.

Trivia About A Guide to Rememb Sometimes I find the process of inventing the mnemnomic in itself is enough to stick a kanji or radical into long term kanjj, and I never actually need to recall it. Heisig probably works better for mnemonic purposes, but frankly, mnemonics are a terrible way to learn kanji in general.

The mnemonic offered is “Four hands provide help”. I reviewed it on here before, but I basically had the same conclusions you did.

I submit this is not necessarily a bad thing, given the actual origins sometimes don’t provide a kznji of help in memorizing the modern characters, which I discuss next.

I have always considered the radicals to be the closest analogue to the “alphabet” in English – it’s literally how you “spell” kanjiand while you might be able to, for instance, learn how to recognize words in English based on their general shape, you can’t really call yourself literate unless you are able to break the word or kanji down piece kani piece, and understand how to hhenshall it back together.


There is a story to each kanji–and when you know the story it is much ea This is a reference book, so I have not read it cover to cover, but I use it every single day, and have done for almost a year now.


Feb 03, Mike rated it it was amazing. Does what it says on the tin. Isha rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Henshall concedes this in a sense, stating, “it may be useful to take it as such” i. Asking “How do I learn Japanese?

This is primarily about the development, underlying meaning, and construction of each and every Joyou kanji. Is it reasonable to love a reference text like I love Henshall?

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Renumbering the Joyu henehall. Published January 15th by ,anji Publishing first published January 1st I’d assume that it would make learning vocabulary much easier if you had to memorize a word and saw that you knew its kanji already.

Furigana To create furigana in your posts, use the following syntax: Knowing your radicals is, in my opinion, absolutely vital to being able to learn, recall, and construct more complex kanji. It reads like a best-seller.

I was very moved. This is the main reason why I chose the Heisig system for memorizing kanji, which makes a point of being consistent in terms of assigning a single meaning to a janji primitive. The perfect method to study kanji without hating them, so much history, culture, and above all creating some kind of relationship between the kanji and the person behind the book, introducing stories and mnemonic phrases to help you remember kanjis

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