Interesting Discussion about Japanese Learning


#1

#2

@hinekidori Have you listened to the whole video? :eyes:


#3

Still working through it. They start dogging on WK @ 1:16. :laughing:


#4

At this point I’m sure that Aniki is a spy by the national kanji agency and tries to destroy this website from the inside x)

But yeah its quite interesting to watch these.


#5

Haha, Nah I just have these videos pop on my Youtube Home page that turn out to be interesting lol.


#6

Don’t worry, keep sharing these :slight_smile:


#7

George seems to be totally lost in terms of knowing what WK is about. I understand Matt’s perspective, but he’s guessing too much. That’s his bias.


#8

At this point I no longer know what WK is about myself… All I know is that it kind of works and I can understand some Kanji if I see it. All while having some fun and a nice community, so yey for WK


#9

They might even say that WK forces you their mnemonics… like hello?? There’s a section for notes??

EDIT: At least they enjoy fake radicals…


#10

Is there even a point of “real” japanese radicals? In the end they are just building blocks made to recognize/memorize and write down kanji easier, even for Japanese people right? Radicals and how you perceive them themselves don’t have an actual meaning I think :thinking:


#11

Paper dictionaries. That’s about it.


#12

I believe JP people learn kanji by strokes. Not sure.


#13

They’re used for categorization for Japanese people, not building blocks. Each kanji only has one radical.


#14

So that makes radicals basicly useless/unnesesary for japanese people huh? TIL. Also ty to everyone for the explanations :3


#15

The truth is they are both biased to their methods and should be willing to talk to WK before shitting on it.


#16

No… How did you get that from what was said?


#17

I was just wondering that same thing lol. Maybe he meant “non-japanese”?


#18

What I got was that radicals only exist to look things up easier (something along those lines). Together with chezmax’s comment I thought that you don’t really need them in every day life for a japanese person…

Tbh I have no Idea what I’m talking about, thats just what I got from ur comment. I’ll look it up myself afterwards, don’t want to derail this thread.

I’m sure it will gain quite a lot of traction (like the last one) and actual discussion about the video with arise soon x) Thanks for trying to explain it tho.

EDIT: I have no Idea why but I’m actually terrified of Leebo lmao


#19

The radicals categorize the kanji no matter if you’re using a paper dictionary or any other kind of dictionary. They give you a starting point to understand the meaning of the kanji, even ones that are less obvious.

Regardless of if you use a paper dictionary or not, it’s useful to know that risshinben (fish stick radical) is based on 心 and thus kanji with it tend to be related to feelings/emotions. That’s just one aspect.


#20

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