Kanji (the Chinese characters used in Japanese) are beautiful, complex, and very interesting. Each has at least one story, and you can add your own.
Here is a neat pair: 忍者: ninja!
Come to learn:
- history of kanji in Japan
- ways to efficiently memorize the meanings of, and ways to write, kanji
- why adult foreigners should not study kanji like Japanese children
- a description of another three steps (learning kanji is first) to learning Japanese, if you feel like it.
Whether you want to speak and read Japanese, or whether you just want some insight into how kanji work, and maybe to learn one or a few specific kanji, you will enjoy this meetup.
Participants at the last Meetup said:
"Dagmar's [that's me] kanji meetup was entertaining, informative, and convinced me that learning kanji is easy and fun. I'd happily show up for a kanji study group that uses the technique Dagmar described."
“It was great. It definitely took away some of the mystery of how to learn kanji.”
“Learned a lot and gained quite a few takeaways.”
- Norma Easter