秒で漢字暗記 ぱのみや's method for remembering kanji

Yesterday I was introduced to this comedian’s popular new way of memorizing kanji! I don’t have the clip from the tv show he appeared in, but in it he explained he was studying for his 準一漢検.

Skip to the end to hear his method:

Basically he breaks the kanji up into parts, then makes a silly song out of it. The one in the video is:

鬱 which he breaks up like: 木缶木ワ きょうワチャワチャワチャワチャ ヒミー
Where ワチャ represents the dots in the treasure chest.

He has numerous videos like this! I thought maybe we could make up mnemonics like this for each other, and then try to guess what kanji we meant. For example, to lift one from the show he was on:

Which word is this (hint: two kanji):
きゅうムちゅう きゅうンきゅうン

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That was so ridiculous :smiley: I actually laughed.

But isn’t it the same idea as WK’s menmonics? He just uses different names for the parts.

No idea!

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This is more for writing from memory, not recognizing. So when you need to handwrite it, you just sing the song, and you can!
鬱 I just did it! With my handwriting input :grinning:

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I’ll just get confused which kanji that sound is supposed represent. Like the song you suggested: there’re are many ways to interpret those sounds. None of them made sense for me though.

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Second hint: both kanji are in the same Pleasant level

Third hint: きゅう denotes the same shape, which is a kanji of itself read as キュウ

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OK, the second one is . I didn’t remember the on’yomi for its first component, using kun’yomi would be much easier.

Still don’t know what the first one is.

Edit:
The word is 強弱

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I’d guess 強弱?
edit: ah, you beat me to it :sweat_smile:

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Edit: Well done, guys! パチパチパチパチ!

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Ok, let me try now :smiley:

Single kanji, components use kun’yomi: たつあに たつあに.

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競! Handwriting for the win, I couldn’t quite figure it out without writing it!

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By the way, are you preparing for Kanken yourself?

I’ve started paying more attention to handwriting recently. One of my problems with kanji now is that I can read them in context but when I see them in isolation I often confuse them with similar ones that have 1 different radical. Hope to reduce the confusion by learning how to write.

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No, but I am preparing for N1. And this will help with the kanji section as well, I think. Mostly, I just thought it was a fun method to try out. And when I saw his channel, thought it was worth sharing.

Cool :slight_smile:

I watched some of his other mnemonics on the channel. Looks like it’s good for more complex kanji, but given that you have your simple kanji down.

I had a conversation with my tutor about reading vs wiritng kanji the other day. I guessed I could only write ~10 kanji from memory. Well, I tested it out later and I could recall around 60. That’s unfortunate given that I can read ~1500. I couldn’t recall a lot of very simple ones, like 年, 今, 時, 母, even though I recognize them instantly. So, I’m going to practice writing regularly now.

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