I can read Japanese kanji just fine (being able to read/write Chinese already). However, I can't seem to remember the pronunciation as the Chinese reading gets in the way. For example, my mind repeatedly reads 食物 as "shi wu" and not shokumotsu. Are there any ways of memorizing the correct readings other than simply rote memorization? (To make matters worse I also know Cantonese, so I struggle between 時間 being read as "shi jian", "shi gan", and "jikan"). Anyone been able to overcome this? It's a bit of a roadblock in me learning to read Japanese out loud, especially learning new Japanese terms to speak.
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If you're familiar with the Japanese spoken language, one approach you can take is to rectify each kanji you read with a familiar word that it appears in.
For example, if you see the kanji 手 and you naturally want to pronounce it "zu" instead of "te," recall that you know that same kanji from the word 手紙, in which it is pronounced "te."