661TurnipSun 19th May 2013 Skogur wrote: @FadingEuphoria That was some useful links you provided, thanks! Being that I've studied Japanese for almost a year now (through japanesepod101) I do know Hiragana and Katakana, along with some grammar and vocab. So far I've learned Kanji through looking up those I stumbled upon in games or on the internet, using http://wwwjdic.org/. Reading Manga that makes use of Furigana (Hiragana that shows the pronunciation of the Kanji) has also proven to be quite helpful. Just like games in Japanese makes great reading practice. I do however feel that I'm in a big need of practice, because I'm not nearly as good in writing them, as in reading them. The ability to write kanji is slowly becoming more and more unnecessary, because nowadays people mostly use keyboards rather than handwriting everything. I haven't really been learning the proper stroke orders, because I'd much rather put that effort into something like grammar, vocab, or reading kanji. If a time comes when I need to learn how to write, I'd much rather learn the stroke order rules that apply to almost every kanji than learn the stroke order for each character individually. Edited on Sun 19th May, 2013 @ 18:15 by Turnip Cringing is really fun.