How You Should Learn Kanji
“What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” – Herbert Simon, Nobel Prize
When you decide to learn Japanese, everyone and everything will tell you that kanji is absolutely horrible. It’s hard, it’s confusing, it’s plain ridiculous… While this might be true, it really doesn’t have to be that bad. When it comes down to it, people who tell you this are just using resources (or have teachers) that are just too lazy to make it easy for them. Now, I’m not saying you won’t have to put in some work to learn kanji, that’s definitely not true. TextFugu will, however, make kanji learning so much simpler than kanji learning has ever been before (and you’ll still be learning just as much, if not way more, than anyone else).
Yes, kanji learning on TextFugu sounds like an “As Seen On TV” ad… Too good to be true (though I gotta say… that brownie maker that makes every piece an end piece… brilliant!).
But, as always, I’m going to spend some time explaining why this method works. After that, you’ll put this all into practice, so you can see how amazing it is for yourself.
On TextFugu, kanji learning is a little lot different. Before I can tell you how TextFugu does kanji I should show you how “regular” people do it first, including Japanese school kids (most methods follow their example when it comes to learning kanji because they’re the masters at kanji learning…right? Hmmm, we’ll see.). Let’s learn more.