Monday, 3 October 2016


The kanji that I collect come from the Harry Potter books. I was never a huge fan of Harry, but the books are translated into many languages and are easily available. 

I’m working with book 1. I have it as a hardback. I’ve electronic versions of all 7. I have both of the Japanese audiobooks.

I copy sentences featuring the various kanji onto an Excel sheet. There are about 2000 commonly used kanji in everyday Japanese, the majority of which are used in HP1.

Then, I listen to a chapter in Japanese while reading the English, German or Dutch text.

1 comment:

  1. There's plenty of work left for me to do with Japanese in book 1. I'm 'saving' book 2 (audio) for later.