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Subject: Studying Kanji readings
From: Brandin (chaotic_thoughtyahoo.com)
Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 16:39:07 GMT
After noticing a certain weakness in my ability to remember readings of kanji, I thought I should begin to study them more carefully, starting with Grade 1 of the Kyoiku Kanji, including the proper way to read and write them. My question is: which readings should I study for each character? Is it useful to be able to list off all the readings of a given character? One example is 生, which seems to have at least 7 readings, depending on how you count them:
If I only count the unique furigana, there are 7 readings in this list of presumably commonly used words, and even more if you include okurigana (e.g. いきる、いかす、いける、うむ、うまれる、…).
I suppose my goal is to be able to see a character on its own, or used in a place that I'm not too familiar with, and then be able to decide the best reading for the situation. But do I need to remember all 7 readings here, to be able to do that?
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