We (spouse+me) been doing #WaniKani (thanks friend 👋!), and we hate it but sticking to it through the annoyances of level 2 because it’s good and fun.
Anyway I don’t use their mnemonics for readings, instead I search for words I already know using the #kanji in question (or learn new words to do this). In no order:
- 立：リツ, I see in anime at the end of class they say something like “kiritsu (everyone stands) rei (everyone bows)” and yeah it’s 起立、礼
I learned 子孫：シソン (in kun’yomi it’d be ko-mago, literally “children-grandchildren“, and means “descendants”) a while ago because the grandmother used it in #SummerWars 😎 (fabulous film, my first #MamoruHosoda film) as you can see, anime is a huge part of my learning.
I use 木刀：モクトウ (“wooden sword”) to remember sword. Moku is easy right Thursday 木曜日
And lol 千 is super easy because of Chihiro and Sen in #SpiritedAway!
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