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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Jun 16, Winda Priliadewi added it. I use this in conjunction with a phone app for Android, Obenkyo.

Trivia About A Guide to Rememb Mar 05, Anne Beardsley rated it it was amazing Shelves: In terms of memorizing kanji, this guide’s biggest strength is in a real sense also its greatest drawback. 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 single primitive. Renumbering the Joyu list.

The thing I don’t like is that it’s not organized by clusters but by grade level. Then he shows how it developed into the modern kanji used today. I love how it’s organized-kanji at the grade level it is taught in Japan.


Isha rated it it was kanij Nov 25, You “just know it”. The mnemonic is like a helpful post it note that quickly falls off, disregarded. I want to note that I have only really used this intensively to around thought I’ll return to it after I finish my current reviewbut I removed a star because I find that some of the examples are not terribly useful.


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Henshall Kanji Mnemonics

Through my career of researching and teaching Japanese, this is the best all round Kanji book I have seen so far. State your question clearly in your post title 3. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. I would not recommend it to a learner trying to actually learn kanji, but if you are interested in etymology it is good. Doran rated it it was amazing Sep 11, It will appeal to students seeking to learn kanji as well as Japanese language enthusiasts who want to know the history and etymology of Japanese kqnji.

Otherwise, you may find that you are actually memorizing a series of defunct kanji in order to remember a single modern kqnji. It is the most brilliant reference book ever for learning kanji.

Nisarg rated it did not like it Jan 03, Kanni 19, Kylie Sparks rated it it was amazing.

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Henshall Kanji Mnemonics

All of the kanji are presented in an order that makes sense to me, there are plenty of details for each kanji, henwhall easy to remember mnemonics for each. There is a story to each kanji–and when you know the story it is much easier to remember each kanji. Resources What are your thoughts on Henshall’s Henshall by etymology? 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.

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My biggest issue with this is that learning kanji with no vocabulary context is utterly useless. I have never studied the kanji through by grade level, hensall I discovered that I was missing some that were not in my adult-learner texts.

But his has real history and research behind his method. Heisig probably works better for mnemonic purposes, but frankly, mnemonics are a terrible way to learn kanji in general.

If I wouldn’t have done this, I would have completely misunderstood what the word meant in some cases. As useful as it is fascinating, it’s a book any new or aspiring Japanese language scholar will visit over and over.

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Thank you, Professor Henshall. Due to the derivation from historical origins, there are often similar interpretations given to different elements of a given kanji, or “primitives” as Heisig labels them.

I prefer it to resources that make up some random story for the mnemonic, because I can’t remember the random story. And many history behind each characters even brought tears to my eyes. Edwin C rated it it was amazing Aug 08, It helped me to learn some of the readings that I had not gotten before. Furigana To create furigana in your posts, use the following syntax: The Japanese kanji are graded nenshall to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing the student to prioritize them and track progress.

An interesting, practical, useful way to learn the Japanese kanji.