KanjiPictoGraphix: Essential Kanji Mnemonics for Learning Japanese

KanjiPictoGraphix: Essential Kanji Mnemonics for Learning Japanese

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KanjiPictoGraphix: Essential Kanji Mnemonics for Learning Japanese combines proven mnemonics with gorgeous color illustrations in an insightful and elegant application for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.


Learning with Mnemonics

Japanese children traditionally learn kanji, the characters of written Japanese, by drawing each kanji repeatedly until it has been memorized. KanjiPictoGraphix offers a different, visual approach where vivid illustrations are used to associate a kanji with its meaning.

The idea is powerful, yet simple. Start with a drawing that closely resembles and captures the meaning of a kanji. Then, when seeing the kanji on its own, the drawing is recalled automatically, along with its associated meaning.

Kanji characters are often composed of symbolic elements which are visible in other related kanji. For example, the element of "fire" can be seen in the kanji characters for autumn, charcoal, burn, and extinguish. Within the application, these elements are thematically organized into groups such as "Nature", "Food", "Animals", "Human", and "Place". Exploring related kanji is easy with the intuitive filtering features.

KanjiPictoGraphix contains 611 of the Jōyō Kanji, the guide to characters compiled by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Learning these kanji is an excellent step towards mastering written Japanese. For each of these kanji, stroke diagrams are included, as well as the on yomi and kun yomi readings presented in both kana and romanji. Each kanji includes additional related vocabulary.


★ Original Color Illustrations
611 beautifully drawn illustrations make learning kanji a visual delight.

★ Optimized Artwork for the Retina Display
High resolution artwork is provided to take advantage of the gorgeous Retina Display.

★ Helpful Mnemonics
Each kanji has a thoughtful and memorable mnemonic.

★ Comprehensive Stroke Diagrams
Stroke diagrams are included for each kanji. The strokes are highlighted with an indication of where to begin each. In total, almost 3,000 diagrams have been rendered.

★ Vocabulary
Vocabulary words are provided for each kanji. The application contains over 3,600 total vocabulary terms.

★ Pronunciations
On yomi and kun yomi kana readings are included in kana and in romanji.

★ Logical, Thematic, and Structural Organization
Kanji are organized by elements, color, stroke count, grade, and pack.

★ Search and Sort
Search kanji by English or Japanese readings, or by Jōyō number. Sort kanji by stroke count, color, grade, or pack.

★ Comprehensive Guide
Built-in documentation helps you get started quickly and learn the essentials of kanji and Japanese.

★ Self-Contained
All content is contained within the application - no network connection is required.


KanjiPictoGraphix: Essential Kanji Mnemonics for Learning Japanese is copyrighted by Renkara Media Group. Content and illustrations used in the application are copyrighted by Michael Rowley and Stone Bridge Press and reproduced with permission.



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