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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lot Of Hard Work, But Well Presented And Easy To Comprehend
This book follows the form of the first in its systematic approach and presentation. If you haven't completed the first book, you may still be able to get some good out of this one, but it won't be the maximum benefit.

This is not a dictionary, and it is not meant to be skipped around in. You learn readings by associating aspects of similar kanji and radicals,...
Published on July 11, 2012 by Poshushu

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10 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Do not waste your time with this one
I have yet to hear of any learner that truly enjoyed this volume and found it useful.

Volume 2 of Remembering the Kanji is simply a reference tool. There are no mnemonic devices that aid to your learning what-so-ever.

I am almost certain you will be disappointed in your purchase if you get this book.
Published on March 19, 2011 by Travis


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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lot Of Hard Work, But Well Presented And Easy To Comprehend, July 11, 2012
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This review is from: Remembering the Kanji, Vol. 2: A Systematic Guide to Reading Japanese Characters (Japanese Edition) (Perfect Paperback)
This book follows the form of the first in its systematic approach and presentation. If you haven't completed the first book, you may still be able to get some good out of this one, but it won't be the maximum benefit.

This is not a dictionary, and it is not meant to be skipped around in. You learn readings by associating aspects of similar kanji and radicals, just as in the first book you learned meanings similarly. It does not teach grammar or syntax or anything like that. So, if you want to know well how to use the readings, you're going to have to work in tandem with other texts and systems.

If you're a beginner at the language, I recommend this book after completing the first (and doing that one after you have a decent foundation in the language in general). As an intermediate who may have struggled with traditional learning methods, you will find this a breath of fresh air and fun, but it does require a LOT of dedication. If you are a more advanced learner, you can also get a good bit out of this, if you don't mind wading through parts that you already know (though granted, the revision isn't a bad thing).

If you're a teacher, you may want to avoid this system (even he mentions that). This is a self-learning system, but if you have a student who is particularly good at the language and could use some on-their-own studies, this could work great (though it could undermine your teaching techniques).

All-in-all, I say it's a great book if you don't mind putting in the dedication and don't try to use it as your only text.
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13 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my friends love it, August 8, 2009
This review is from: Remembering the Kanji, Vol. 2: A Systematic Guide to Reading Japanese Characters (Japanese Edition) (Perfect Paperback)
Although I learned the kanji using the more straightforward methods of flash cards, writing them repeatedly, and memorizing the meanings and sounds of the semasio-phonetic components, every person I know who has tried the Heisig method has gotten amazing results. Based on that, it seems to me to be quite effective, and you might want to give it a try if the standard rote memorization learning methods are not effective for you.

Ivan Rorick
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10 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Do not waste your time with this one, March 19, 2011
This review is from: Remembering the Kanji, Vol. 2: A Systematic Guide to Reading Japanese Characters (Japanese Edition) (Perfect Paperback)
I have yet to hear of any learner that truly enjoyed this volume and found it useful.

Volume 2 of Remembering the Kanji is simply a reference tool. There are no mnemonic devices that aid to your learning what-so-ever.

I am almost certain you will be disappointed in your purchase if you get this book.
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4 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for those who are looking for a refrence, March 8, 2009
This review is from: Remembering the Kanji, Vol. 2: A Systematic Guide to Reading Japanese Characters (Japanese Edition) (Perfect Paperback)
it was overall good tough some defintions of the kanji in romaji
or hiragana could of made it the best book to learn kanji
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2 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remembering the Kanji, January 26, 2012
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My son wants to learn Japanese and requested Remembering the Kanji I,II, III for Christmas. I was able to secure the 3 books, from 3 different sources, through Amazon. I saved nearly $55.00 over bookstore cost, buying new and nearly new, another $40.00 was taken from the price by opening an Amazon credit acct. The books arrived timely and in good condition.
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