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Is it easy for native Japanese speakers to remember simplified Chinese characters?

Japanese learners of Standard Chinese have both advantages and disadvantages compared to native speakers of other languages. (I will simply write "Chinese" from here on.) According to Hu Xinghua, ...
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What is the most efficient way to learn how to write kanji?

Muscle memory can certainly be useful but writing them down again and again is really time-consuming and can lead to burnout. Is there any scientific study which supports that method over learning ...
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How quickly do western adults learn Kanji?

To be honest, I think your question cannot be answered properly in its current format. There are too many loosely defined elements in your question. For example, when you say 'learn kanji', what ...
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Mnemonics for learning vocabulary and complex writing for people with aphantasia

This is a really interesting question. As a Chinese instructor, I often encounter students who have great difficulty learning Chinese characters. It is impossible to say whether any (or many) of these ...
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Is it easy for native Japanese speakers to remember simplified Chinese characters?

Yes it is. However it is hard for Japanese to learn Chinese pronunciation because Japanese and Chinese read same kanji differently, for example Japanese read 中 as "chuu" but Chinese "zhong."
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What is the most efficient way to learn how to write kanji?

Writing new characters two dozen times is what I did when I started learning Chinese. Currently, I use a spaced repetition system (Anki) to review Chinese characters, but instead of just answering ...
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Is there a better way to memorize the stroke order of 恵, 専, and 敷?

Historically, Japanese kanji are copied from or derived from Chinese hanzi. The stroke order of the kanji 恵, 専 and 敷 is identical to the stroke order I would expect if they had all been Chinese hanzi, ...
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Learning kanji and vocabulary

In my experience with Chinese, there is no chicken-and-egg problem here, even though most Chinese words contain more than one character. In the beginning, you will learn many words that consist of ...
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What sequences of learning kanji characters, their readings, meanings, and related vocabulary tend toward longest retention?

From my personal experience, working points 1 and 3 together on a side and 2 and 4 together on the other side seems to be efficient. Use RTK or other kanji material to learn writing, recognizing and ...
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Mnemonics for learning vocabulary and complex writing for people with aphantasia

I have never used visual mnemonics to learn Chinese characters. When I started learning Chinese, our teachers gave us a handout of several dozen pages that showed the stroke order of roughly 450 ...
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Is it easy for native Japanese speakers to remember simplified Chinese characters?

First let's remember Japanese simplification was not related to Chinese simplification: a group of them weren't simplified in either case, for example 星(star); a group of them were simplified in the ...
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