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Katakana and Kanji picture mnemonics?

Elena-S

Elena-S

Hello Does anyone know sources with katakana and kanji picture mnemonics? Thanks PS I know only this one http://blogs.japanesepod101.com/blog/category/learn-kanji/kanji-mnemonics/page/2
CatPanda

CatPanda

Mnemonics can be useful for some things, but overusage of them is not advised...
Elena-S

Elena-S

Really curious, how can you overuse them?
CatPanda

CatPanda

Using Mnemonics here and there to remember things is helpful and usually will allow you to remember things a lot quicker. However, like grammar rules, having too many at once to use to learn something can confuse you and make a bigger mess than it was worth in the first place. Overall, I'm not saying Mnemonics are bad per say, but I'm just saying be careful... you could cause yourself a headache.
Elena-S

Elena-S

:) Quite an interesting view to worry beforehand. If you can't manage at the moment - just stop and it's not only about mnemonics but any other learning technique. I am a visual learner, so for me mnemocis work wonder. I was studying hiragana by writing sheets for a very long time but kept forgetting some characters, then I found mnemonic explanation and it took me 10 minutes to memorise all of them without mistakes.
CatPanda

CatPanda

If you can't manage at the moment - just stop... That creates a new problem... when to restart... also that is easier said than done.
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Konnichiwa Elena-san, As Derek-san has noted, mnemonics work for some, and not for other. However, if you're a visual leaner, perhaps it IS the study method for you. There's some fantastic books by Michael Rowley called "Kana Pict-o-Graphix: Mnemonics for Japanese Hiragana and Katakana" and "Kanji Pict-O-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics " Check out the following links: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1880656183?ie=UTF8&tag=zonjineko-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1880656183 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0962813702?ie=UTF8&tag=zonjineko-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0962813702 - Sayaka ;)

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