Suggestion: when learning a new kanji, look the etymology up on Wiktionary!

I have personally started to do this with almost all new kanji; look it up on English Wiktionary and especially see the “Chinese” section. There usually are pictured lots of old forms of the kanji, and also a description of it’s etymology! For me at least it’s extremely interesting to see how certain individual kanji have formed over a long time, and the etymology part also helps in creating your own mnemonics (if the ones Wanikani supplies aren’t always what you’d like to use). :slight_smile:
Especially when I find out that the kanji is originally completely ideogrammic (such as, just as a random example that I just learned: 弁), it gives me such a cool feeling of insight into symbolism. :smile:


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