Every Healthy Cut

This post covers memorization tricks for healthy energy, I couldn’t remember the first kanji for healthy energy in today’s practice, so I need to do a quick revisit. I think the memorization trick is still good, I just didn’t remember the trick since I ran into the other healthy 丈夫 (じょうぶ) and it threw me off….

The Vocal Corpse Scholar

This post ended up covering voice, to wash, window, and opposite. I’ve been struggling for some time to remember the kanji for voice. Somewhere, I read a suggestion to think of it as a picture of a voice box and vocal chords, but I either mess up the top half or forget that extra line…

Cats and Birds Oh My!

This post covers the kanji for cat and bird. Cat – ねこ Radical: dog 犭 Not sure how much help that radical is going to be, but the kanji does look a bit like a cat. I tried to make up a story about a cat in a rice field, but can’t find the radical that makes…

Elle Woods is Helping me Learn Kanji

This post covers the kanji for swim, flower, thing, long, garden, and healthy. Random, I know, but I’m using the kanjisenpai app to give me the new kanji and only writing details about new ones or ones I’ve struggled with. This whole 60 day 2000 kanji thing was unrealistic. I’m barely able to keep up with…

Learning Kanji in 3 Months

I found an article with tips for learning the main 2000 kanji in 3 months. I’ll admit I’m skeptical. I’ve studied Japanese for… 7+ years on and off though high school, college, study abroad, and through smartphone apps. Starting over, not being able to use it frequently, life, etc. has kept me from ever reaching…