Kanji Hacks 漢字の覚え方

How to memorize kanji so they stick

学(まな・ぶ、ガク)

Meaning: study, learning

Components: Something close to ツ, 冖 (cover), 子 (child)

  • Heisig refers to the combination of the first 5 strokes as “school house.”

My hack: You know how books lean one way or the other when you put them on a bookshelf? I imagine the first three strokes as books. And when a child has to study, s/he is covered in books.

You can also remember “school house” that way, because where else would you be covered in books?

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April 26, 2009 - Posted by | 8 strokes, Grade 1, JLPT 4 | , , , ,

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