Introduction to Kanji

We believe that to remember and write kanji effectively, it is important to understand kanji deeply and broadly. Therefore, before using Kanji alive (, we encourage learners to explore the world of kanji by reviewing the following resource:

This multimedia PDF file contains a brief history of kanji, basic rules for writing kanji, etc. We strongly encourage beginners to read through this document carefully before using Kanji alive.

Please NoteAdobe Acrobat Reader is required to view the Introduction to Kanji PDF file. Windows users will also require Apple’s free QuickTime Player to view the kanji animations in this document.

One thought on “Introduction to Kanji

  1. silvio menezes da silva

    this site is amazing! i`m a beginer student of japanese writings… it is so difficult to me…
    I waiting for your help!!


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