Why is learning kanji so
difficult ?
Most learners of Japanese find that Kanji is the most difficult component to learn. Why?
What's the huge difficulty?
Well. Consider these three kanji for a moment.
Let's say that you decide to learn the kanji in the JLPT order.
This means that you will learn quite early at the N4 level.
Okay Great!
One Down!
However you won't come across the extremely similar until much later at the N2 level.
Now you have a problem!
You will confuse these two kanji with each other.
This means that you now know less kanji that you did before you came across
With this method you are constantly taking backward steps.
So Frustrating! And a pointless waste of time.
Now the problem is clear.
The Kanji are far too similar in appearance. You will constantly mistake them for each other!
So what's the solution?
It's clear!
You must learn similar kanji at the same time.
Okay. So how can you learn the similar kanji together?
This question has already been answered in the book "Remembering the Kanji" by J.W.Heisig(currently in it's 5th Edition).
His method was to divide the kanji into lessons based on their similarity to each other.
"The Heisig Method"
With this method you will no longer have to take all those needless backward steps.
You will be forced to focus on the subtle details of the kanji right from the start in order to tell them apart.
Introducing...
Kanji Climb
L 1
0 0 15 Remaining
day
nine
one
mouth
five
six
eye
two
seven
ten
eight
three
month
four
rice field
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