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In this website, I have provided several Tips that helped me in Learning Japanese language, Kanji and Vocabs. And also to remember them.
I have gathered all the Tips and provided here in this page, with reference to the page where it originally appears.
I learned Japanese by using many methods. Frankly speaking, one tool, one website, one teacher are not sufficient if you want to learn fast and learn well.
First and foremost: If you are in Japan and trying to learn, DO NOT feel shy to ask any Japanese (in work or in train or in bus) about a Kanji or Word you come across in front of you (in ads or in book you have). This is the fastest way of picking up the language.
One technique, I used in learning is to divide the whole list of Kanji and Words into small groups. When you work with Japanese, they will keep telling you, let us take "baby steps" or "small step". That is the idea. Take a small group of words, master them. Repeat this process until the whole group of words (or the particular JLPT Level Vocabs) are mastered. I call this "Divide and Conquer". I have used this technique and created a tool also which helped me learn faster.
In Kanji intro page:
Knowing the meaning of each and every Kanji character helps in understanding meaning of words formed using one or more Kanji characters. You may not know how to read that Kanji but you can guess what the word means.
For Kanji learning, I have seen people are comfortable learning the Kanji by the Japanese school grade syllabus. By default we are drawn to JLPT when we start learning Japanese. However, once you check out the school syllabus you will find this is kind of easy to complete. Go to kanji.harushi.com to learn more.
In Japanese language writing system page:
Always take a Japanese word and understand how they split up. With this you can understand and remember more words when similar compound word comes up. For example, In the above words, Tategaki and Yokogaki, the sub-word "gaki" is common. Understanding "gaki" in one word will help in understanding another word that comes with "gaki".
In Romaji page:
For example: Let us say "I am eating" in Hiragana, Kanji and Romaji
English: I am eating
Romaji: Watashi ha tabeteimasu
If you note, Hiragana and Kanji sentence does not have space in between words. This is how to write in Japanese.