This app is only for the perfectionist student. For the student who wants to learn 3000 characters in 3 months. Who learn visually with advanced primitive breakdown of every character. Scribe: Origins is designed to help students rapidly learn the thousands of kanji/hanzi characters required for reading and writing Asian languages. Specifically, students of Japanese or Chinese language. To make learning as fast as possible, we've developed several different games to help practice the characters you are currently learning. Using a unified, inbuilt spaced-repetition system, whichever game you are playing will use the same characters you are currently studying, and remember your progress in them as a single study deck. Scribe: Origins is an attempt to map nearly 5000 commonly used kanji + hanzi characters across Japanese Kanji, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese Hanzi. Each character has a single, 1-to-1 mapping between each character and a unified meaning. Each character also has a breakdown of the primitives (the component characters/radicals) that make up a larger character. These are the KEY to rapid learning, to help you understand that the meaning of a larger character is derived from using a handful of common smaller characters. This is key to learn kanji and learn hanzi, upwards of 30 new characters per day. Many teachers also advise students to write a story of the primitives, and how that makes up the larger character. For example, the character 親 (parent) is made up of smaller characters: 見 (see), 立 (standing up), 木 (tree). So one might make up a story, "a PARENT *stands up* on a *tree*, to *see* where their children are". Using this story, when you need to remember how to write "parent", you would remember this story, and from there remember the 3 primitive characters: 見, 立, 木, and the character would come together.
Last updated 16 Jun 2013