If you were learning Japanese, which radical list would you use?
July 25, 2014 2:46 PM Subscribe
I'm going to start learning Japanese in a couple of months, and in researching the language, I'm realizing that it's going to be a *lot* easier if I could recognize all the component parts of any Kanji I encounter. But..I'm noticing that there are a lot of different lists of those component parts...Heisig's lists, Wikipedia's tables of radicals
, The Kanji Dictionary's 79 radicals
, etc. Which radical lists do you like best, and why? Are there any out there that show you the radical, show you the characters that use it, and explain how the radical fits into those characters (meaning-wise)?
Also, while we're at it, what's your favorite character-deconstruction tool? I found a lovely one
for Chinese that shows you the role of each component radical in the construction, meaning and pronunciation of each character...is there something similar for Japanese?