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Feb 8 13 5:33 AM

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When I understand the "kanji facts" right, kanji have no advantages, but only drawbacks. You need to learn some 500-1000 icons - that do share radicals which makes it less crazy but after all are still pretty random. A Kanji can contain a kanji or radical that means "jack daniels" but has nothing to do with "jack daniels." So a kanji neither conveys meaning nor pronunciation. Is this right? And not only doesn't the composition of kanji from radicals or other kanji add up the meanings of the components to a new meaning, it also doesn't add up their pronunciation, right?

Then why use them?

"I am anxious that I may not get any Xanax."

"I am anxious I could have Hypochondria, I read about it on the internet."

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Aug 31 14 1:02 PM

Meaning and its the language

Most kanji add some aspect of the meaning (concept)   to the overall Japanese word- some in most of their words very simple like sui/mizu 水- just about always means water. Its the Japanese
language as it is- you need to know it. 

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