We believe that to remember and write kanji effectively, it is important to understand kanji deeply and broadly. Therefore, before using Kanji alive (http://app.kanjialive.com), we encourage learners to explore the world of kanji by reviewing the following resource:
- Introduction to Kanji (PDF – please option-click/right-click to save the file to your computer. Note: You must open this file in the standalone Adobe Acrobat Reader application to view the linked multimedia files).
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.