Learn to also WRITE kanji! 小学生手書き漢字ドリル


#1

I never actually tried learning how to write kanji before, because I always thought it was too difficult and not really that useful to me.
But now, since I’m serious as **** about learning Japanese, I decided that it’s time to learn how to write them as well :slight_smile:

I tried about a dozen (no joke) different programs for windows and apps for my phone and all of them were total crap, until a friend of mine suggested me to try a particular app called 小学生手書き漢字ドリル.



The app is obviously in Japanese and is intended for Japanese school children. But it works like magic! In just an hour I learned to understand everything about stroke order and how to write kanji properly, plus how to write about 50 kanji  :slight_smile:

It lets you draw and then checks if you did it correctly, including stroke order and all other jazz. If you don’t know how to write a particular kanji it includes a stroke diagram for each.
Plus it lets you test your knowledge in a simulated test/exam.

Here are the links to google play store, but there is also an iPhone version as well.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.gakkonet.quizninjategakikanjidrill
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.gakkonet.quizninjakanjidx

And there you have it :slight_smile:

–Edit
Here are App Store links, say thanks to gregorspv :slight_smile:
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/xiao-xue-sheng-shou-shuki/id492090392?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/xiao-xue-sheng-shou-shuki/id575809449?mt=8





#2

Thank you so much for sharing this!


#3

I suppose it doesn’t exist for Desktop / Windows Phone ? D:


#4

Can vouch, this app is rather nice :))) Must second it!


#5

I installed it but it crashed :frowning: I really wanted to try that :frowning:


#6

Just downloaded the iPhone version - its good, thanks for the recommendation! 


#7

This looks great, will give it a whirl.  Does it also include hiragana and katakana?  I’m trying to brush up on my Katakana writing skills so something like this would be great.


#8

There’s also this thread about an NDS game that probably does exactly the same.


#9

This looks great. I use an app called Kanji Senpai to draw kanji on my android. When I started using Kanji Senpai the default option to evaluate the kanji you drew was set to “Stroke count”. Recently they added a “Strict stroke shape” evaluation option. My problem is that I am at 1837 words mastered (JLPT N3), and I don’t know how to write in stroke order. I always hear how important stroke order is, but is it really? Should I fix this? and if so how?

P.S https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.rodriguez.kanjisenpai.android&hl=en 
This is the link if anyone is interested.


#10
Anzeigan said...Here are the links to google play store, but there is also an iPhone version as well.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.gakkonet.quizninjategakikanjidrill
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.gakkonet.quizninjakanjidx
 I wonder why there's two apps. Do you know what the paid one has that the free one doesn't?

#11

Uh great, gonna give it a try.


#12

Looks nice, thanks for sharing!


#13

For those of you who are too lazy - App Store links:

https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/xiao-xue-sheng-shou-shuki/id492090392?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/xiao-xue-sheng-shou-shuki/id575809449?mt=8

Thanks for the recommendation - installing right now! :slight_smile:


#14

Jeez, this company made a load of kanji apps … Would someone here skim the descriptions and briefly describe the differences between them? It’d be much appreciated by me :slight_smile:


#15

if only i had a smart phone to dl this to…


#16
Doublevil said... There's also this thread about an NDS game that probably does exactly the same.
I also talked about this app in my thread /t/Android-Apps-for-Kanji-Practice/9230/1
As I said there, it's pretty neat (I still use it occasionally) but it's definitely not well designed as a learning tool. You're pretty much on your own with it which is a shame since it could be a lot more interactive. It even accepts wrong strokes as long as they're similar enough to the correct answer, and you will only realize your mistakes if you double-check everything.

@jnejapan the paid version also seems to have quizzes for readings, antonyms, synonyms, and different (more) levels(?) As you can see on the screenshots, they split up the first grade into several levels, it seems.
There's also a kanji kentei version of this very same app which has all the other quiz modes as well, and it's free. hm.

#17
Aleithian said... if only i had a smart phone to dl this to...
 Team #dumbPhone assemble! :D

#18

I wrote this website where you can print out worksheets to practice: 

http://jensechu.github.io/kanji/

You can also plug in your WaniKani API Key and load in your kanji.

The search input only searches by kanji character, not english word.


#19

I’m never gonna learn how to write them, its a principle thing for me :smiley:


#20
hdloader11 said... I'm never gonna learn how to write them, its a principle thing for me :D
 I'm not sure if that's the best attitude to take, lol... But to be fair at this current point in time I'm only learning to write some so I can go "LOOK FRIENDS, I CAN WRITE NIHONGO"