I have been casually learning hanja for the past two years and it's amazing how much easier it makes learning new words in Korean.
I was with two friends who completed their military service and one of them mentioned the following word
군 --> 軍 --> related to the army/military
행 --> 行 --> related to movement
so 군행 means " military exercise".
Making these sort of associations makes learning words almost effortless, fun even haha.
I highly recommend learning some hanja to native speakers of languages that historically have never used Chinese characters.
Does anybody else have experience learning Chinese characters? How do you learn them?
i think what you mentioned is similiar with that i study english by using root words
for example, 'mal' of a root word means 'bad' in many english words