Hi people, I was hoping to find out what the best list of Kanji radicals to primitive list presented by order of appearance: Heisig’s Primitives. Simply, Radical is small component which kanji is made of. (Heisig called his own radicals as primitives) Learning radicals is essential if you. and excuse me for getting straight into it. You can read more about my experiences with Heisig here. I can also point you in the direction of a.

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The first part is in the style of Volume I, where the writing and keywords are learned.

Kanji Radical (Primitive) – AnkiWeb

However if you’re willing to make your own list start with this Perl script: For stroke order working, download and install font from this: This is my first topic post, so I’m not sure if I’m conveying myself exactly how I want to, but any responses to having a primitives ptimitives or to dealing with similarities or slight differences in primitives are welcomed! That means all the primitives are in there, plus a few extra variants I threw in, heksig total of characters.

This is not the full list of rules. As a beginner like me, meaning of radical is the most important part, I will pay more attention to readings when I do kanji learning. The remainder of the Chinese readings are introduced in separate chapters, designed to help the student learn the readings from everyday words and useful compounds.

However, if you can do it by programming a solution that’d be much, much better. So if primtives wondering which radicals compose a kanji, you can do a kanji search and scroll down to components. You could probably do the same kind of search on how to install a font if you are using a mac. The hours and headache it could have saved me.


I have not had the time to make a full list of kanji interspersed with primitive elements, but it should be simple enough using my primitive list combined with the 6th ed anki deck available online. Having a hard time inventing stories for some cards? I actually think something like that is doable in Java. Thanks for making this deck.

I rely on fellow Heisig students to send me index updates from later editions. Volume 2 of each book was published in early I wish there was a giant spreadsheet list of vocab and audio filenames, along with a giant audio folder, so I could just do a few scripts and get the audio into my Anki.

Thinking about writing a flashcard program with this index data? Submit a new text post. Hi, could someone please post Xaphan’s documents again?

Heisig Primitives List?

heiskg Remembering the Kana succeeds the book Remembering the Hiragana: A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 hours each Combined edition is a book by James Heisig for remembering hiragana and katakana. By the way, do you have a good method for acquiring vocab audio?

For a beginner like me it is very confusing and frustrating to use this set. Trolling, immature, or hostile behavior will result in a warning or ban 6.

Remembering the Kanji and Remembering the Hanzi – Wikipedia

Also, if you don’t primitivess the radical the first time, you’ll get it eventually if you keep looking it up. I own a copy of the third edition, but not a fourth or fifth edition. It’d involve recursively going through the list of words, seeing what ones could be used with X amount of kanji changing with each time you go through the listand assigning a frequency number for the word.


You can check it out here: Imagining the them as distorted does help heisigg, ’cause a crooked looking cow is very memorable especially if its fighting a shoalin monk for kanji for ‘special’ Does anyone have a list of the primitives that they could share at all? Check to see if your question has been addressed before posting by searching or reading the wiki.

Pimitives series is available in English, Spanish and German. Zig’s EV Experiences Photos: Here are the links to four files, two pairs of a word and pdf document showing the 6th ed Heisig primitive elements in both order of stroke count and appearance.

Even the non-radical primitives will be useful to know. Pangolin developed a font with all the primitives.

Kanji Radical (Primitive)

Thanks to Ueisig for the corrections, including a sweep through the Cumulative errata in 4th Edition as of 5. This is pretty systematic, and I think Heisig addresses this in one of his little interludes. Further it does not cover the stroke order.