Listening Exercises – Obento Unit 3


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  1. Fuoco says:

    Adshap, I don’t know if there is a best way to learn the kana, but I can assure you that the worst way to go about it is thguroh rote memorization and repeatedly drilling by hand. I mean, maybe most (?) students (myself included) DO kind-of-succeed in learning the kana this way, but it’s very damn ineffective, inefficient and boring. When I was in Japanese classes (thanks 神様 that’s no longer the case) it took me much more than a week to learn both syllabaries, and I still kept forgetting symbols. After I discovered AJATT (and of course, Japanese Level Up!) I started reviewing the kana using Anki, and forgetting the kana became a thing of the past.However, if I were to start a New Game in Japanese and didn’t know absolutely anything about the kana, I would:1. Get myself a book like Japanese Hiragana & Katakana For Beginners or Kana Pict-o-graphix to learn the characters thguroh imaginative memory (for instance, linking the shape of each character and pronunciation to a pictograph+story) instead of brute rote memory. Remembering The Kana would do a good job for this too.2. Get myself Anki and a kana deck with extra katakana combinations (the one I’m using now), and use it for reviewing consistently. And I would write down each character that comes up in the reviews once or maybe twice. 3. And I would maybe use an audio resource to start getting used to the sounds of each kana, like the list in Saiga-Jp (as a complement of authentic Japanese content, of course!)TL;DR: Learn kana using imaginative memory, not rote memory. Use Anki to review. And listen to the characters using newbie resources AND native Japanese content.Thanks for reading. This concludes our public service announcement.VA:F [1.9.21_1169](from 0 votes)