Kanji Hacks 漢字の覚え方

How to memorize kanji so they stick

年(とし、ネン)

Meaning: year

Components: ノ (katakana), 干 (to dry), or 三 (three)

My hack: “No way will I finish in 2 and a half or 3 years.” The first line is ノ, then 二 where the short vertical line is the “half,” and the final horizontal line makes it 三. The final stroke you’ll just have to remember, I guess.

I also have a hack to remember the stroke order since this one is tricky: start at the top left, and pretend you are Harold with the purple crayon and you have the draw all the steps to get down (“down” being the final vertical line).

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March 31, 2009 - Posted by | 6 strokes, Grade 1, JLPT 4 | , , , ,

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