Hi people, I was hoping to find out what the best list of Kanji radicals to primitive list presented by order of appearance: Heisig’s Primitives. Simply, Radical is small component which kanji is made of. (Heisig called his own radicals as primitives) Learning radicals is essential if you. and excuse me for getting straight into it. You can read more about my experiences with Heisig here. I can also point you in the direction of a.

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Apps About Terms Privacy. Chinese not japanese You’re mixing Chinese kanji with Japanese, Japanese kanji come from Chinese hesiig some of them changed. But that has nothing to do with radical, as the radical system apply to both languages some radicals are simplified in chinese though, but stilland this IS a radical deck, not a kanji deck.

Im in the relatively early stages, but just so I could more easily and heisib differentiate between similar primitives.

Asking “How do I learn Japanese? And also, I added readings to this deck for reference purpose only, you don’t need to remember these readings, just remembering the meanings is ok: So if you’re wondering which radicals compose a kanji, you can do a kanji search and scroll down to components. The former would take one guy an afternoon; the latter much, much longer.


Such as the kanji for the word ‘early’, which has the image of a flower rising early and the flower primitive, and differentiating between needle and nail, cow and vermillion and so on. Every time you learn a new kanji, if you don’t know all the radicals, look them up. Kanji books University of Hawaii Press books. It much harder than going the reverse and builds your active recall essential for communicating. I started making a list yesterday by hand for the primitives used in the first kanji, and I now realise it would not take me that long make a list of all the primitives, but the problem is I do not have a font with the primitives, nor do I know what keys relate to what primitives in the font and so on.


If you are new to learning Japanese, read the Starter’s Guide. Remembering the Kanji 1: With something like that, you can modify any primitivse list to be in the order that works for you. Cangy just posted a link but I cannot read it so I do not know how helpful it is. Well thought out, clean structure, can run as a separate deck and will be an aid in learning Kanji and Hanzi.

I also recognize around kanji, either standalone or through words, so I’m trying to solidify my memory with kanji production. Take a look at Reviewing the Kanji. I, not being computer literate, searched for every non-kanji primitive in the kanji character list on my pc.

Oops, just realised you haven’t got the link yet. There’s an e-book version of RTK I, so it is in electronic format. I’ve made a kanji deck too. Will I actually use the readings? The method differs markedly primiitives traditional rote-memorization techniques practiced in most courses. This was all new to me and I learned it on this site This heisog to encourage the student to use the stories as practice for creating their own. The book is mainly focused on the Chinese readings, however one chapter does suggest a mnemonic device for learning the Japanese readings.


If not, that is the reason you cannot read it. I don’t have the book with me at the moment, but doesn’t one of the indexes list all of Heisig’s primitives? Perhaps on google drive, or somewhere else where they won’t be removed. I actually don’t recommend learning the radicals systematically. Thanks to Ricardo Colon for the corrections: No big deal at all! Reply to the comment saying this deck is chinese, not japanese: I find it easier to remember to write these primitives correctly if I imagine them as a distorted in the stories I create when they appear as distorted in the kanji.

A few I’ve looked up independently to get the unicode value.

Remembering the Kanji: Primitive Elements: Index of all the RTK Primitive Elements

I recognize like kanji from reading and vocab, but I’m going do RTK with recognition and recall cards, and suspend the recognition for the kanji I already know. Trolling, immature, or hostile behavior will result in a warning or ban primitvies. There will be one or more exceptions to this rule. Outdated and confusing This set uses a lot of outdated Kanji which are no more used in Japanese. WinZip comes to mind. I have cards for these from some other deck.

It’s been very helpful so far, by the way, though the order seems to be from an older RTK version so I keep moving cards up. Just picture it in your head should be good enough which speeds up the process.