Learning Kanji?

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Well, im not exactly new here since i've been browsing the site for a while, but i decided to make my first post. hah, anyway, i want to know how long it would take an average english person to actually get a fairly decent grip on understanding kanji. probably a stupid question, and i know that it can differ from person to person depending on how well the actually grasp it and how much time they put into learning it.
 

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Ahhhh, ok, well i'll have a look into that, i know you said it teachs you bit by bit but is it simple or complex? and thank you for the quick reply
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If you're not familiar with the japanese language, the kanji kan be confusing to learn. It's always better to learn kanji in some form of context, usually while learning the japanese language itself.
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Psssst. i don't know kanji, that made no sense at all
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but yeah, are you saying that it would be best to actually learn to read kanji along with speaking and understanding the japanese language?
 

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Vampyric-Desire said:
Psssst. i don't know kanji, that made no sense at all
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but yeah, are you saying that it would be best to actually learn to read kanji along with speaking and understanding the japanese language?
Exactly. I know of people who only know the english translated meaning of kanji, and can read simple texts. However, kowing kanji is not enough, there's a lot of grammar that goes along with it, and not understanding the grammar, will most likely only result in you not comprehending what's going on.
 

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It does help knowing Chinese characters when learning Japanese, considering most of them share meanings. Yay for cultural heritage.

It really takes practice on word recognition, so read up on your Kanji to know their definitions and remember to write them out. It's one thing to know how to read Kanji, but it's another to know how to correctly write them.
 

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gumphfy said:
If you're not familiar with the japanese language, the kanji kan be confusing to learn. It's always better to learn kanji in some form of context, usually while learning the japanese language itself.
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