Scribe Origins is designed to help students rapidly learn the thousands of kanji/hanzi characters required for reading & writing Asian languages.

Studying Japanese Kanji or Chinese Hanzi characters?

Scribe Origins is designed to help students rapidly learn the thousands of kanji/hanzi characters required for reading & writing Asian languages. To make learning as fast as possible, we've developed several 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, & remember your progress in them as a single study deck.

Writing always comes FIRST in learning a language, as it allows your brain to specifically link word sounds, word meanings, & their written form together. Whereas learning to speak Japanese or speak Chinese before learning writing means your brain will learn one set of links, then needs to unlearn them & re-learn them, which is why most language students take 3 years to learn a language. To study Japanese & study Chinese efficiently & effectively, the character writing system is foundational.

- Primitive radicals for 4,800 kanji + hanzi characters (e.g. 親 (parent) is made of 見, 立, 木).
- 6 kanji + hanzi language sets: JLPT, JOYO, HSK, TOCFL, Taiwan School System, Hong Kong School System character sets. Covering all major Japanese writing & Chinese writing systems.
- 7 kanji games: Kanji Flashcards, Kanji Multiple Choice, Kanji Scrabble, Kanji Tiles, Kanji Matchup, Kanji Blockfall Keywords, Kanji Blockfall Primitives.
- Unified keywords across all kanji + hanzi character sets, based as closely to the original meaning as possible (and you can download customised lists too!)
- Spaced-Repetition System that.. is simply incredible. When you get down into the deeper levels with thous&s of characters to remember, you'll be amazed at how accurately the right character comes along.
- Similar character, character usage, Japanese dictionary + Chinese dictionary of common words all included per card.

Even if you don't think you'll learn writing, being able to read is an IMPERATIVE SKILL to easily understand the language.

The first level of all languages is free. Further levels can either be purchased once-off or subscribed to.

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What’s New

Version 3.2.9

Long overdue update. Many minor bug fixes.

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