Posts tagged kanji


Mastering Japanese Kanji In This Lifetime

Master kanji for life, one small batch at a time.

June 20, 2010, by


Japanese Made Easy As One, Two, Three

I have had enormous success with my private Japanese tutoring over Skype with a student intending to take the EJU so that he can study in Japan. We still have a full year to go, but 60 lessons in, a…

May 17, 2010, by


Fun with Kanji: “Parent”

The Japanese kanji for “parent” is composed of two elements. The first element, on the left, has two parts. The top part is used in the verb “tatsu,” or To Stand. The bottom part is a small version of “ki,”…

April 28, 2010, by


How To Learn Japanese

There are many schools of thought for how to learn Japanese. Allow me to briefly present mine. #1: Settle On A Goal If your goal is to know a few cool words to impress your friends, you do not need…

April 21, 2010, by