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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As a result, I would suggest that, unless you have a compelling reason to know the etymology of the kanji, you would be better served to first read the mnemonic, then just enough of the explanation to understand how it was put together. Another idea was get as close to the “real” roots as kanij with my stories.

This is the most amazing kanji book I have found so far. I was very moved.

Content creators wishing to advertise must contact the mods first. 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. LearnJapanese submitted 1 year ago by D3nj4l.

The goal of any mnemonic system is kamji the mnemonic is used in the beginning but eventually just drops away. Professor Henshall, you are my hero. Do not guess kqnji attempt to answer questions beyond your own knowledge. Open Preview See a Problem? As a result, I often consulted this trusty guide, looking for information and inspiration.


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That is, historical accuracy obliges the author to report on what a character, or piece of a character, was in the past hensshall even if that is of no use in memorizing the kanji in its current incarnation. Submit a new text post.

Until i stumbled upon mnemonics I couldn’t retain even the simplest kanji, but with mnemonics I’ve been able to “easily” learn over To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I love how it’s organized-kanji at the grade level it is taught in Japan. Just be cognizant of your goals when perusing this book — that is, you probably want to learn kanji as opposed to the history of kanji– and hensyall your study accordingly. This technique is quicker, and doesn’t burden your memory with what is in fact non-essential information.

Henshall Kanji Mnemonics

Edwin C rated it it was amazing Aug 08, Jan 20, Karl rated it it was amazing. I’ve read some of this book and found the etymology very interesting and useful, but the mnemonics not so much. This is truly a fantastic reference kajni.

Want to Read saving…. Feb 03, Mike rated it it was amazing. 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. 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.


This book is supposed to teach you to remember the Kanji with mnemonics and explanations of the character’s etymology. He is well-known for his translations of literature and history books, and is the author of A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters.

Origins and meanings of over 2, characters. Since my only methods for learning kanji are mnemonics and SRS of course I am quite curious what your methods are.

Henshall Kanji Mnemonics

Other times I find that the one word definitions some compounds have are lacking and I have to write in a clearer definition myself out of my other dictionary. But I dare say that, of all the things you don’t need for learning the kanji, you need this book the most. Books by Kenneth G.

This book is very valuable indeed. Dec 22, Chase rated it it was amazing.