I’ve been learning attempting to learn Hanja (한자, 漢字) for about 2-3 weeks :)
But it’s really hard! So I decided to use some Anki flashcards to help me :D lazy way out! But no everyone uses flashcards don’t they?
So here is how I lay out my 한자 cards in Anki ^_^
I put out the character and the radical on the front card : since it’s the radicals I am trying to learn :) makes sense to put them as the first and so far out of the Level 8 한자 I know 37 the rest…..confuse me! HAHA :)
Back Card :
For the back card what I did was take the most common words that the radical is used in ( I chose one at random) and then I put it in there using both 한글 and Hanzi characters ^_^ with the English translation!
And if I review them every single day i should learn those extra few that I can’t seem to remember :) and maybe even get to level 5 Hanja :)
But I remember either hearing or reading that most Koreans don’t get a Level 1 understanding of Hanja! So I’m not going to aim for that just yet maybe in a year or two :)
I think I said this some time ago – that I wanted to learn some Hanja so that it would be easier to learn new Korean vocabulary, I mainly said this because I noticed that people with a prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese learned Korean vocabulary faster – simply because there is a connection between the two languages.
:\ I only know one language – English, so there is no connection with a language I know so Korean vocabulary is that much harder for me to learn.
Talk To Me In Korean has the Word Builder series that teaches Hanja characters to help with forming Korean words which is AWESOME :D
But since I have school again now ㅠㅠ ㅠㅠ I don’t have that much time …maybe when its closer to the Christmas holiday’s I will be able to fully learn Hanja to Level 6-5 but right now I got a reasonable Level 8 understanding of it ^^
Only thing is honestly its so damn difficult….I feel so stupid when I don’t get it ㅋㅋ
And ofcause my Chinese handwriting is so UGLY ….OMG I’M SERIOUS ITS REALLY REALLY UGLY!!!
My sister study’s Chinese maybe I will ask her to teach me how to write neatly because right now its just very very UGLY lines in my notebook that I don’t think are readable! Must be the only person who can decipher that mess ha-ha!