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Oct
8
comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
@kinyo Btw, if you find this technique helpful, I would recommend this book: Mastering Japanese Kanji by Glen Nolan Grant. It has a nice guide for mnemonics and even a table in the back of the book with a list of all the radicals where you can fill in the mnemonics you chose for them.
Oct
8
comment Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
@kinyo I'm not sure where you'd find the proper names for each radical. I've never bothered to learn them, personally. Just never found any use for them. I wasn't talking about the actual formal names, just names that you can informally assign to them: really anything that you can associate with that radical will work.
Oct
7
revised Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
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Oct
7
answered Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
Oct
7
revised Native speakers (basically) don't study radicals. So, how could they be useful for learning kanji?
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Oct
5
comment How to say Populations and Civilizations when talking about history?
What's wrong with 人口?
Oct
5
revised The implied meaning of 気(き)
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Oct
5
comment What's the difference between 機械 and 器械?
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/1733/….
Oct
5
comment What is the current usage of Siddham (梵字)?
Why the close votes? This question is not off topic!
Oct
5
reviewed Leave Open What is the current usage of Siddham (梵字)?
Oct
4
revised Why is “Xy” pronounced as “Ki Shi” in Xylitol「キシリトール」?
katana words -> loanwords
Sep
27
answered What's the meaning of 〜ておきます?
Sep
25
comment Expressions of gratitude
I thought 丁寧 meant polite? Why isn't it "thank you for being polite"?
Sep
20
comment What's the short way to say “me too” and “me (n)either”?
Is it rude to say 私も in a situation where です/ます form is appropriate?
Sep
13
comment What's the difference between -ga and -o when they are used to designate a direct object?
What about 知る (shiru--to know)? That's a state, but it takes を (o).
Sep
12
comment What's a nice way to say “fingers crossed”?
@Tim Personally, I think it's better when an explanation of the phrase is given.
Sep
10
comment What's a nice way to say “fingers crossed”?
-1 Because there's no explanation of what the idiom means in English, some people might not know what the idiom means.
Sep
8
comment Is 圧力 countable?
Where is this sentence coming from?
Sep
7
comment What is the difference between using を and と with the verb 言う?
Excellent answer. Thanks!
Sep
7
accepted What is the difference between using を and と with the verb 言う?