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The Heisig method. Use mnemonics to learn kanji. . MVEMJSUNP. Pro’s. Easily recognise and differentiate kanji. Give each kanji a simple, “general” meaning. Heisig claims it’s possible to learn the general meanings of over 2,000 kanji in under two months. Primitives.

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The heisig method

The Heisig method

Use mnemonics to learn kanji.


The heisig method

  • MVEMJSUNP


Pro s

Pro’s

Easily recognise and differentiate kanji.

Give each kanji a simple, “general” meaning.

Heisig claims it’s possible to learn the general meanings of over 2,000 kanji in under two months.


Primitives

Primitives

  • Fundamental strokes by which kanji are made up—Heisig’s way of breaking down kanji.

  • Each primitive serves as an image for our imagination

  • Primitives can also be kanji

  • 十口


An old mouth with only ten teeth

An oldmouth with only ten teeth


The heisig method

Lake


Faith

Faith


The heisig method


Downsides

Downsides

  • Do not learn pronunciation

  • No grammar learnt

  • It’s not easy—it takes time and a lot of effort to finish


Kanji in context

Kanji in Context

  • Context is key

  • Works very well for those who have finished Heisig.

  • Learn pronunciation of kanji, learn words and how to use them effectively.


The heisig method

あなたは神を信じますか。


Tv and reading

TV and reading

  • Use your knowledge from Heisig to expand your vocabulary by reading short books

  • Put interesting phrases and sentences into Anki

  • Use the phrases in real life


You re in japan make the most of it

You’re in Japan—make the most of it

  • Join a club

  • Talk to the office staff

  • Read the adverts on trains

  • Talk to your TV

  • Use every opportunity to speak Japanese

  • Say the phrases you learnt in Anki in real life situations


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