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Kanji Pict-O-Graphix : Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics [Paperback]
Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the pictogrqphix. Return to Book Page. Japanese written characters, or kanji, have their origin in a picture-language developed in ancient China. Over time this language evolved into stylized abstract forms that are hard to memorize.
In Kanji Pict-o-Graphix, Michael Rowley offers a whole new set of contemporary visual and textual memory aids—mnemonics—that reveal the meanings of over 1, Japanese kanji.
Fully Japanese written characters, or kanji, have their origin in a picture-language developed in ancient China. Fully indexed and cross-referenced. The illustration reveals more of its contents and method than any description ever could. A useful addition to the library of all pictoographix who aspire to learn Japanese.
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For one, the pictures for the most part remain true to their meaning and do not venture off into more abstract areas to explain the pictkgraphix. If a kanji is made of dog and man, the picture will be of a dog and a man and have a little phrase or sentence explaining the meaning.
Kanji Pict-o-Graphix : Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics
Another reason this is better than the Kanji Starters is that it gives both the kun and the on readings while KS gives only the kun and then later expects you to know See, this book is much better than the Kanji Starter books. Another reason this is better than the Kanji Starters is that it gives both the kun and the on readings while KS gives only the kun and then later expects you to know the on. I like the way the book is arranged and I like the story element. I still can’t see these pictures working for me.
However, my brother used this book to learn kana and it worked extremely well for him. Jan 25, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: This is an excellent aid in the memorization of kanji characters. Each kanji in the book is grouped by subject rather than by dictionary order, making it easy for beginners to find the kanji they’re looking for.
The illustrations are helpful in giving an mnemonic device to better memorize kabji, and each kanji is also kahji down into radicals, making it easier to see its composition. Sep 08, Kevin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a great book for building a pictoral-memory oriented base of review for Kanji. For those who are skilled in drawing or copying drawings from books, or even those good with computer copy and pasting, this book is great to use as a guide for home made Flash Cards!
It’s not complete, but is an excellent starter for those just learning Kanji.
Jan 25, Natacha Okazaki rated it it was amazing. I definitely recommend this book to anyone studying Japanese kanjis. Sep 10, Rory rated it really liked it Shelves: Ohhhh, this book is cool. Just go look at it. Oct 16, Jon athan Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: Excellent book on Kanji and a glimpse into Japanese culture.
Jan 29, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: Makes Japanese people laugh hysterically. Jan 27, Valerie S. May 11, Adriana rated it really piictographix it Shelves: While this book is supposed to teach you knji to actually remember the many complex and varied Kanji, I found that in my case it works better as a reference.
I continually remembered the kanjl on the page more than the definition, so I could just flip thru the book and find pictovraphix kanji I was looking for pictohraphix easily — a lot easier than with a traditional kanji dictionary. Jun 18, Adam rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Decent tool to learn kanji. Nov 04, BookLady rated it it was amazing Shelves: Awesome way to learn the pictograpix Sep 16, Iris Castillo mendoza rated it it was amazing.
Jul 05, Natalie is currently reading it. This book and I will be together a long time. Kind of chaotic, but I find that the pictographic reference is easier for me as a visual artist to learn from than the obtusely verbal “Remembering the Kanji” series by Heisig.
It’s going to take me forever to get my Japanese up to the level of your typical pictograpihx school student, much less PhD. May 22, Sam rated it liked it Shelves: For others who are curious, could be worth a glance. Keep in mind, this review is coming from someone who uses WaniKani, so I might be I’ve had this book sitting around for years, and only occasionally glanced through it. It wasn’t until just now, as I was cleaning out my bookshelf that I decided to see if it was worth keeping or to donate.
The short of it is: I’ll be donating it. For an absolute beginner, I can see this boo tl;dr For serious learners, use WaniKani. For an absolute beginner, I can see this book being quite useful. It’s engaging, fun, and actually helpful. So I’m glad that this book takes advantage of that way of learning. The kana are already difficult, and kanji doesn’t make things any better, so why not make things as easy as possible? The content of this book is almost entirely kanji with an image to help depict the meaning to help you remember it.
The cover is the perfect example to understand. Had I not already picked up WaniKani, this would’ve been a great addition to my studies, though it has some pretty large draw-backs. This book teaches you the meanings Sure it has the readings, but it doesn’t utilize them with the meanings. Which is additionally unfortunate, as the index of this book has the kanji and their readings only. So if you need to find a specific kanji, you’ll have to manually flip through, or by chance come across it in the index.
If you truely want to learn Japanese, you’ll absolutely need to know kanji readings. And for those curious: Not only does it use mnemonics that cover BOTH the meaning and reading, but it uses a spaced repetition system, which makes for faster and more efficient memorization. They also include vocabulary, seeing kanji tied together to make words, and example sentences for every.
Plus a super active forum community to interact with and get help from. I cannot recommend this service enough! Even if some of the pictures can be a bit of a stretch, haha. Given that it’s so beginner friendly, I tacked on an extra star. Aug 29, Satvrnino Satvrnvs rated it it was amazing. Jul 14, Clodjee rated it liked it Shelves: When you are trying to learn Japanese, the easy part is to learn the hiragana and katakana two sets of forty-six syllables and their variants.
The kanji complex symbols that evolved from Chinese pictogramshowever, are much harder to memorize and I am not talking about drawing them properly, but simply to recognize them from one another! Obviously, you need good tricks When you are trying to learn Japanese, the easy part is to learn the hiragana and katakana two sets of forty-six syllables and their variants.
After a brief introduction explaining the origins of kanji and how mnemonics work, the book starts with the kana syllabaries and then divide the basic kanji in eleven themes: It concludes on a few notes and an index. Each entry shows the character, its meaning, plus a visual and textual mnemonic. It kamji a picrographix nice book, simple and pretty effective.
Previously reviewed in Protoculture Addicts May 05, VampireNovelFan rated it liked it Shelves: I purchased this book as a sort of visual mnemonic to learn kanji, but if you are seriously studying the language, it probably isn’t as helpful as it could be. It doesn’t have any piictographix order information so that you could draw the characters yourself.
There is no better way to learn kanji than to write it. I also felt a lot of the images were stretches.