How To Learn And Memorize The Japanese Hiragana In 1.5 Hours
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How To Learn And Memorize The Japanese Hiragana In 1.5 Hours

Your Complete Guide To Learning And Memorizing All Of The Hiragana In 1.5 Hours Or Less With 100% Accurate Recall
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Created by Anthony Metivier
Last updated 9/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn, memorize and recall all of the hiragana in 1.5 hours or less
  • Develop a flawless understanding of the Magnetic Memory Method
  • Become capable of using memory techniques to help with learning other aspects of Japanese
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  • This course has no prerequisites. You need only bring curiosity and a willingness to explore and experiment with your memory.

Learning the Japanese hiragana is much different than learning any other character set or alphabet. The brain is forced to think about the shapes and sounds much differently, and this can quickly overload our traditional memory. This course aims to overcome this challenge, but introducing a new form or memorization for the hiragana.

Master The Hiragana Quickly Using the Magnetic Memory Method

• Hiragana Specific Memory Palaces and Worksheets

• Principles of Location, Imagination, and Action

• Storing, Recalling, and Testing Memorized Hiragana shapes and sounds

Master The Hiragana in 1.5 Hours Or Less By Using Simple Memory Techniques

There are many benefits to knowing how to use memory techniques (mnemonics) as part of learning a language. You can quickly start sounding out words and often you can use the hiragana to sound out Japanese Kanji that you haven't learned yet. Having this ability means that you can travel in Japan with greater ease as you continue learning Japanese.

But mastering a completely different character set than your native alphabet can be time-consuming and difficult. That's why there are programs available to teach you how to train your mind to grasp new shapes and sounds. The Magnetic Memory Method, created by Dr. Anthony Metivier, makes learning a new language fun by using mnemonics, Memory Palaces, and other techniques for memorizing unusual characters like the hiragana.

Contents and Overview

This course contains over 15 lectures and 2 hours of content. It's designed for anyone, regardless of experience level, who wishes to improve their memory and learn the hiragana at the same time.

Students will learn the Magnetic Memory Method, and you'll understand what a Memory Palace is and how to build one. You'll then learn, using the principle of imagination, action, and Bridging Figures, how to populate your Memory Palaces with the hiragana you wish to master. And, finally, you'll learn how to test your recall of these characters and quiz yourself.


By the end of this course, you'll have valuable skills that will help you quickly memorize and use the hiragana in a way that can be applied to any foreign alphabet. This will happen for you regardless of how good your memory is when you start.

You'll know how to memorize the hiragana, and how to memorize the correct sound of each and everyone, including those with diacritical marks.

You'll also receive bonus materials that reinforce the concepts you've learned and give you new tricks to improve your memory. With these lessons, you'll find that you're able to read, speak, and write the hiragana in a short period of time.

Would You Like To Learn More?

But there's really no time to lose. Every day that you're not using the Magnetic Memory Method for Japanese, you're missing out on the pleasures of reading, writing, speaking and understanding the hiragana all by using the natural abilities of your perfect imagination. Scroll up and join this course today.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who would love to learn Japanese but find the characters of the hiragana terrifying. You don't need to let them be a barrier anymore!
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Your Journey Towards Memorizing The Hiragana In 1.5 Hours Begins Right Here
5 Lectures 24:43

In this lecture, you'll discover why memorizing hiragana is easy and learn about the structure of the course and how to apply this special technique to learning, memorizing and recalling the hiragana in 1.5 hours or less.

Introduction: Why Learning And Memorizing Hiragana Is Easy

Your Turn: Why Do You Want To Learn Japanese?

In this lecture you'll learn how to create a Memory Journal and understand the basics of the Memory Palace. There's a simple formula I've got for you that you'll use throughout the course to rapidly place each character in your mind and be able to instantly recall how it sounds. You'll also be able to draw it out by hand.

Will your initial drawings be perfect?

Unfortunately not.

But they will be legible and your Japanese tutor will be amazed to see you reproduce them after just 1.5 hours of study (most people need a dozen hours or more).

Do Not Proceed Without First Completing These Quick, Fun Easy And Elegant Steps

Your Turn: Show Off Your Fancy New Memory Journal
Give The Hiragana A Place In Your Mind: Memory Palace Fundamentals
3 Lectures 10:20

In this lecture we go deep into Memory Palace creation. This key skill is super fun, easy to do and there are a lot of visual illustrations you can model. You just need to get out your Memory Journal and follow along!

Memory Palace Creation - The Foundation Of All Rapid Memorization And Recall

Download The Magnetic Hiragana Worksheets
16 pages

Your Turn: Show Off Your Amazing Memory Palaces!
How To Create Unforgettable Imagery That Makes You Instantly Recall The Hiragana
2 Lectures 15:05

As you're about to learn, using your imagination is the quickest path to learning, memorizing and recalling anything.

Here's the thing:

Lots of people think that using their imagination is hard work.

But that's simply not true!

Quite the opposite in fact. So tune into this video and you'll learn exactly how easy it is to use your imagination so that you can use information you already know to learn and memorize information you don't know.

Imagination Supercharger - Don't Try Learning Anything Ever Again Without This!

Your Turn: Show Off The Craziest And Zaniest Images And Ideas That Come To Mind
Exercise! Use What You've Learned Thus Far To Memorize Some Japanese Geography
2 Lectures 08:35

Complete this simple exercise so you can see just how quick and easy it is to memorize facts about Japanese history and geography. You'll apply these same fun skills to memorizing the hiragana in 1.5 hours (or less).

Complete This Simple, Fun And Mind-Stimulating Exercise Before Continuing ...

Your Turn: How Did It Feel?
How To Link The Sound And Shape Of The Hiragana So They Leap To Mind Every Time
2 Lectures 03:38

It's critical to be able to look at the hiragana and know how they sound. You also need to be able to draw them out.

This lecture teaches you how to do both at the same time.

Use This Technique To Hear And See The Hiragana In Your Mind And To Write Them

Your Turn: What Bridging Figure(s) Will You Use For The Japanese Hiragana?
Bringing It All Together: An Illustrated Walk Through A Hiragana Memory Palace
1 Lecture 07:11

This video walks you through an actual Memory Palace that has been used to memorize all of the Japanese hiragana. You'll see illustrations of the actual associative-imagery and Bridging Figures used to get the hiragana into long term memory in 1.5 hours.

Watch This Video To Peer Inside A Memory Palace Already Filled With Hiragana
Here's How To Deal With The Diacriticals With No Sweat And Almost Zero Effort
2 Lectures 02:54
How To Memorize The Diacritical Marks That Change the Sounds Of The Hiragana

Your Turn: Walk Us Through Your Memory Palace For The Hiragana
The Easiest, Fastest And Most Effective Way To Test Your Flawless Recall
2 Lectures 12:52

Memorizing the hiragana wouldn't be complete without making sure that you have them in your mind forever. This video shows you exactly how to properly conduct the test. And the best part is that this simple and fun process makes your memory even stronger while you use it.

How To Quickly Assess The Success Of Your Long Term Memorization Of The Hiragana

Your Turn: How Did It Go? How Did It Feel? What Was Your Score?
Index Cards, Spaced-Repetition Software And How To Use Them The Right Way
2 Lectures 04:10

A lot of people aren't ready to give up index cards and spaced-repetition.

Here's the good news: You can use them in combination with the memory techniques you've learned in this course.

Ultimately, you still want to move past them, but if you are going to use index cards and any form of rote learning, please make sure you give this "hybrid" form a try before wasting any more time punishing your mind with unnecessary forms of repetition.

If You're Sick Of Rote Learning But Scared To Leave It Behind, Here's What To Do

Your Turn: What Are Your Thoughts And Experiences With Rote Learning?
Three Ways To Use This Course To Memorize The Katakana
1 Lecture 05:11

People always want to know how to use the Magnetic Memory Method to learn, memorize and recall both the hiragana and the katakana.

Here's the good news: You can.

This video gives you three ways to approach the work and enjoy the wonderful outcome of knowing both character sets in record time.

Can You Use The Same Method To Memorize Katana? Watch This Video And Find Out!
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About the Instructor
Anthony Metivier
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Bestselling Memory Improvement Author

Anthony Metivier is the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a systematic, 21st Century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, dreams, names, music, poetry in ways that are easy, elegant, effective and fun.

An author of over 10 bestselling books, Metivier holds a PhD in Humanities from York University, an MA in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School, and an MA and BA in English Literature from York University. 

He has created many bestselling courses, including How to Learn and Memorize the Vocabulary of any Language, How to Learn and Memorize Poetry, How to Memorize Names and Faces, and How to Remember Your Dreams.