Post 188702

Hmm. Hanzi. This is going to be tricky. Tempted to just target recognition for reading and then leaning on Pinyin entry to let me cheat for writing…
Wonder what @cgiffard’s tack with kanji has been.
@jws Using them a lot, in regular conversation, as creatively as I can muster. Despite many opinions to the contrary, I don’t think there are any “quick hacks” you can easily apply. It’s more of a brute-force learning procedure. Just try to make it fun.
@cgiffard Are you practicing handwriting and production, or leaning on IME entry by sound, then recognizing the appropriate characters from the rewrite list?
@cgiffard And yeah, brute force sounds right. Lots of bruting and forcing.
@jws I don’t really care for learning handwriting, just pronunciation and recognition (which allows me to use IME easily.) I can hand write any of my learnt kanji, but I barely write English these days, let alone Japanese, so I don’t optimise for it.
@cgiffard Cool, thanks! Glad to know focusing on recognition works well before I try it. :)
@jws I know a grand total of like ten characters, but writing some of them out with proper stroke order helped me to memorize them.

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