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Kanji ABC: A Systematic Approach to Japanese Characters

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Kanji ABC simplifies the task of memorizing the 1,945 Joyo Kanji using a unique method that reveals the structure and the pictures that make up the kanji by dividing complex kanji into graphemes.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 15th 1994 by Tuttle Publishing (first published August 1st 1992)
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Kartik Tripathi
While based on a sound concept- introducing several basic characters and radicals as semantic elements and then employing them as mnemonics to facilitate effective retention of the 2,136 jouyou Kanji, I found this book lacking in reinforcing techniques.
The general philosophy with Kanji, like in any other facet of language learning, is use it or lose it. Usage of such mental images as 'floating spirit = infidelity「浮気」' notwithstanding, characters will quickly fade from memory if not read in conte
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