kanji? i hate it!

Indonesia
April 19, 2008 9:54am CST
i'm studying japanesse. but i really dont like learn kanji as well. if today i memorized some kanji, but some kanji that i have learn in yesterday, are gone! errgghhh... what should i do? if i memorizing 50 kanji, next week, i will forget 20 kanji. can u help me?
10 responses
@meiji15 (665)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
before learning new kanji, make certain to go over the last items you've memorized. that's how i 'internalize' the things i kept forgetting like the different laws and the constitution. to be honest, i envy you. i really would like to learn japanese, either kanji or hanzi. once you've mastered the same, maybe you can teach me :D
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• Philippines
2 Aug 08
you should memorize only 10-15 kanji per day.. read it if ever u free time, read it while going to school, or flashcards can be a help.. then you should also read it before u go to sleep.. or associate kanji with words.. for example, a tree like this.. ? and a forest is like this ?.. which consist of 3 trees right?.. another is rain which is ?, from the character u can see drops of water which are like rain..
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
eh.. the kanji that i wrote cannot be seen.. why?,, duh., never mind..ganbatte on ur study..
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
25 Aug 08
I've tried to write in Kanji too, but nothings works.. the webpage is not allowing those type of characters.. in the mylot rules there is a point that says that we only can write in English.. :-(
• Indonesia
19 Sep 08
the important trouble is i sometime dont have mood on remember kanji. lazzy because if it will gone someday.
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
25 Aug 08
Maybe you should try a new approach to the kanji.. Why don't you try "Remebering the kanji" by James W. Heisig. His method is very different that we all used to.. His methods may be contradicted by the teachers, your class mates and ever japanese pleople, but it's the best method to remember all the kanji the easy way.. Search for it in your local bookstore and then tell what do you think, ok? Good Luck
• Indonesia
19 Sep 08
oh really? ok i will search for it. gambareee!!!
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
19 Sep 08
ganbare! persist on it and let me know your experiences.. happy mylotting!
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
I like kanji they are like drawings refering to a thing and I think memorizing it is easy as long as you look for the radicals and other details.
• United States
7 Oct 08
i agree with you!! But for starters, i would recommend getting the hiragana and katakana before trying to get the kanji, because those are the basics.
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
Hi! I'm not really studying Japanese like a school subject (but I hope to do so someday). I learn some kanji by "romanizing" most of my favorite Japanese songs. I can't write some of what I have already learned but I do recognize some of them when I see them. I suggest you romanize favorite Japanese songs too if have some.
• Indonesia
19 Sep 08
humm, i have so many japan song. and i never do like u do. ok, i will try ur suggest. thx...^^
• China
27 Aug 08
my good friend;i don't agree with you.i have learned jananese for two years,i like to learn kanji very much.because i am chinese.some kanjis come from our country.i can remember some kanjis easily.and anything is possible.you can .come on.try your best to learn.you must insist on it every day.i am happy to be your friend if you allow.and i don't know where you come from.if you can say something about yourself,i will try my best to help you.
• Indonesia
19 Sep 08
im from indonesia. and it's more hard for me... but i try my best. (^^)//
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
7 years ago, I hate hate hate kanji! I couldn't memorize it. I try to memorize 10 characters a day but the next day I tend to forget it especially if I meet another character that almost looks the same as the one before. Then I stopped studying kanji. I quit, I gave up. After a few years, just last month, someone recommended this book to me: Remembereing the Kanji by James Heisig. This book is for me the best way to memorize kanji. You wouldn't believe this but I can now write AND read more than 1000 kanji characters in less than a month! This is true. I started on August 18th and now I still haven't finished the book but it has tremendously helped me in memorizing more than 1000 kanji characters.
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
hmmmm...i don't know any methods because i can memorize easily. plus, i scribble alot. hehehe! then, try writing it as many as you can. it doesn't matter where you're from, it easy to learn if you're using it a lot. so i think, you have to include it on your daily writings. like what i did, littte notes or side notes were written in kanji and hiragana to help me learn and memorize faster. and if i'm really really bored in class, i translate what i write in kanji. hahaha!
• Philippines
9 Jun 08
i agree with you...kanji is really hard. I am currently self studying in japanese so it's really hard for me. some of the other kanji, i thought the mening would be like this but then, in the other sentence or word, it's different. so maybe it's better if you practice writing the kanji in a sentence first so that you would be used to using kanji. just like the watashi, it's so common. try it! i think it's effective for me.
• Indonesia
24 Apr 08
well, if u dont mind, everyday u have to remember some kanji. before u sleep u learn and remember a kanji or 2 kanji. before u eat,u learn a kanji but u must remember last kanji u have learn