Links to resources that I have used when preparing the Swedish version of RTK-Heisig:
- Vilse i Japan. Hemsida om Japan för svenskar som tänker besöka, bo, studera eller jobba i Japan. En mycket bra introduktion till RTK-metoden, skriven på svenska! Läs den! Det tar ca 15 minuter.
- Rekishikan (svensk blogg) om japansk kultur och – kanjis spännande historia
- 80/20Japanese.com a great website for self-study (author: Richard Webb). Newsletters, posters (“cheat sheets”), checklists. Good stuff! Click here for an example about the particle “wo” (o).
- NihongoShark.com (author: Niko). Detailed instructions about how to use Anki and your own deck of flashcards.
- TED-talk by Joshua Foer about mnemonic technology (how to train your memory).
- List of Joyo kanji (Wikipedia)
- List of kanji by concept (Wikipedia)
- List of kanji radicals by stroke count (Wikipedia)
- List of the 214 traditional kanji radicals and their variants (Kanjialive.com)
- Jisho.org – a kanji dictionary. For example the cover logo from RTK Heisig: “Write“
- RTK 1-2200. Stroke order and stories Go to the list, click on the kanji and get a live illustration of the stroke order. Or enter a kanji, for example “Write“
- kanji.koohii.com. Collection of stories to the kanji, organized in RTK kanji number order 1-2200 (and RTK chapter 1-56). For example from lesson 15, “Write“. Free, but you have to register.
- Ankiweb. An app and a system for electronic flashcards. Tons of “decks” some based on RTK. Here’s a tutorial for beginners
- Crash course on YouTube by Glosuu Lang: “Kanji Triforce”: RTK +Koohi+Anki
- Nihongo-pro.com. English and Japanese kanji dictionary, also showing Japanese Language Proficiency Test, level 5-1. Easiest level being 5. For example “Write“.
- Kotobank.jp. A Japanese only dictionary. For advanced users only. For example “Write“.
- Tofugu.com and their Wanikani.com (WK). American websites with articles and a paid selfstudy Spaced Repetition System. Inspiring and beautiful artwork. Below are posters to an article comparing ways to learn kanji
Inspiration: “You don’t need to buy this book!” Interesting lecture by a blogger named Vera, arguing why you don’t have to buy the book.(!). Interesting points and examples on how to use the free sources. 14 minutes YouTube clip. Watch it!