Kanji Pict-O-Graphix Over Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online for free. Kanji Pict-o-Graphix has ratings and 25 reviews. Sara said: See, this book is much better than the Kanji Starter books. For one, the pictures for the. Kanji Pict-O-Graphix: Over 1, Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics [ Paperback] A delightful visual tour of Japanese kanji makes them easy to remember.

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It wasn’t until just now, as I was cleaning out my bookshelf that I decided to see if it was worth keeping or to donate. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Another reason this is better than the Kanji Starters is that it gives both the kun and the on readings while KS gives only the kun and then later expects you to know See, this book is much better than the Kanji Starter books.

Jul 08, Santosh added it. Sep 10, Rory rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s engaging, fun, and actually helpful. So if you need to find a specific kanji, you’ll have to manually flip through, or by chance come across it in the index. If we can monitor the excelent drawing performance of the author with a book of verbs and a kanji dictionary we would have more advantage.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Obviously, you need good tricks When you are trying to learn Japanese, the easy part is to learn the hiragana and katakana two sets of forty-six syllables and their variants.

Kanji Pict-o-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics

Aug 29, Satvrnino Satvrnvs rated it it was amazing. I’ve had this book sitting around for years, and only occasionally glanced through it. I like the way the book is arranged and I like the story element. However, my brother used this book to learn kana and it worked extremely well for him.


When you are trying to learn Japanese, the easy part is to learn the hiragana and katakana two sets of forty-six syllables and their variants. For one, the pictures for the most part remain true to their meaning and do not venture off into more abstract areas to explain the kanji. I purchased this book as a sort of visual mnemonic to learn kanji, but if you are seriously studying the language, it probably isn’t as helpful as it could be.

To ask other readers questions about Kanji Pict-o-Graphixplease sign up. This was lacking in my reading. For an absolute beginner, I can see this boo tl;dr For serious learners, use WaniKani.

For those who are skilled in drawing or copying drawings from books, or even those good with computer copy and pasting, this book is great to use as a guide for home made Flash Cards!

If a kanji is made of dog and man, the picture will pictograpihx of a dog and a man and have a little phrase or sentence explaining the ;ictographix. Sep 16, Iris Castillo mendoza rated it it was amazing.

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But this experience was rewarding and worth as a good start. Excellent book on Kanji and a glimpse into Japanese culture. Each entry shows the character, its meaning, plus a visual and textual mnemonic.

I cannot recommend this service enough! Return to Book Page. Japanese written characters, or kanji, have their origin in a picture-language developed in ancient China. Want to Read saving….

Keep in mind, this review is coming from someone who uses WaniKani, so I might be Books by Michael Rowley. Nov 18, Konan rated it it was ok. Jun 18, Adam rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The short of it is: Kind of chaotic, but I find that the pictographic reference is easier for me as a visual artist to learn from than the obtusely verbal “Remembering the Kanji” series by Heisig.


The illustrations are helpful in giving an mnemonic device to better memorize it, and each kanji is also broken down into radicals, making it easier to see its composition. So I’m glad that this book takes advantage of that way of learning.

Kanji Pict-o-Graphix: Over 1, Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics by Michael Rowley

I still can’t see these pictures working for me. Over time this language evolved into stylized abstract forms that are hard to memorize. May 05, VampireNovelFan rated it liked it Shelves: It’s not complete, but is an excellent starter for those just learning Kanji.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I definitely recommend this book to anyone studying Japanese kanjis. Had I not already picked up WaniKani, this would’ve been a great addition to my studies, though it has pictgoraphix pretty large draw-backs. Given that it’s so beginner friendly, I tacked on an extra star.

It’s going to take me forever to get my Japanese up to the level of your typical high school student, much less Ppictographix. Feb 01, mahatmanto rated it liked it. See, this book is much better than the Kanji Starter books. And for those curious: This book and I will be together a long janji.