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Tag: Kana


  • Animal Names

    View page two for a list of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

  • Learning Hiragana

    Hiragana mnemoic chart.

    Although this is not Kanji, I include Kana related topics under the Kanji section. Alright so this is how I learned Hiragana!  This chart brings back memories… Mnemonics can be a powerful way to learn both Kana and Kanji.  However, although mnemonics can be solely used for learning Hiragana and Katakana if you so wish, I don’t think it should be solely used for learning Kanji, because radicals are by far the best assistant in figuring out the origin and hence a way to remember each Kanji. Now lets learn how to write them! Remember that WI and WE are no longer used.  It’s important to practice reading and writing every day! I also found another chart that shows the origin of these Hiragana symbols.  Since Kanji came from China, and Hiragana from Kanji, which Kanji did each Hiragana come from?  Well now we know! Very interesting huh?  Knowing this, you can now study Kanji from a new perspective!


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