Japanese Language
Contemporary Japanese Workbook, Volume 1: Practice Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing [With CDROM]
Contemporary Japanese Workbook, Volume 1
Practice Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing [With CDROM]
Paperback      ISBN: 0804847142
This Japanese language workbook was created as supplementary material for Contemporary Japanese.

A workbook which is best used for reviewing and reinforcing the concepts and learning materials introduced in the textbook, it is also designed to function as a standalone comprehensive workbook. Some of the features included for this purpose are (a) presentation of a brief note on the concept tested before every question, (b) providing of vocabulary and kanji glossaries on unfamiliar words, and (c) an audio input by native speakers. This workbook also offers materials in the business, traveling and daily life contexts, in addition to the college life context featured greatly in the textbook.

Contemporary Japanese Workbook series comes in two volumes, consisting of 26 chapters (Chapter One to Fourteen in Volume 1 and Chapter Fifteen to Twenty-Six in Volume Two) in all. It integrates all the information provided in the textbook. Each chapter in the workbook has specific objectives and includes the following six sections:
  • Kanjia and vocabulary
  • Grammar.
  • Conversation and Usage.
  • Listening Comprehension.
  • Writing.
  • New Vocabulary Reference List.
In Contemporary Japanese Workbook Volume One, hiragana characters are introduced in Chapter One in the form of questions along with audio recordings and are used in subsequent chapters without ruby, in this case in romanji. Katakana characters are introduced in Chapter Four, also in the form of questions, and are used in subsequent chapters without ruby. Kanji characters are introduced in the form of questions, accompanied by detailed information such as meanings, component equations, remembering guides, stroke order, and usage examples. The required kanji characters in every chapter are introduced without ruby. When they appear again in the following chapters, ruby is sparingly provided, wherever it is thought to be helpful, and the use of this pronunciation guide is gradually reduced. Non-required kanji characters occasionally appear with ruby to help learners get accustomed to kanji and thus, able to see the phrase boundaries in a sentence easily.
Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji: (jlpt Levels N5 & N4) the Innovative Method for Learning the 500 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters (with CD-Rom
Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji
(jlpt Levels N5 & N4) the Innovative Method for Learning the 500 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters (with CD-Rom
Paperback      ISBN: 4805311681
This book enables you to recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanji easily--and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily

This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese characters--teaching you how to recognize the Kanji easily and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese and write Japanese requires knowing hundreds of Kanji. Traditionally, the ability to learn Kanji characters was accomplished purely by rote memorization. This method is extremely slow, tedious and time-consuming. The new science of mnemonics has changed all that. By associating an easily-remembered visual image and story with each Kanji, the learner is able to commit the characters to long-term memory far more easily and quickly than ever before. mnemonics also dramatically helps students to write kanji as well. This revolutionary new method has been tried by many thousands of students, and it really works

Using a systematic building-block approach to written Japanese, this beginner kanji book also shows you how more complicated characters are constructed from simpler elements. And similar mnemonic strategies are provided for learning the different pronunciations or "readings" of the characters. The CD-ROM that is included provides audio recordings by Japanese native speakers to perfect your pronunciation. It also provides a unique interactive software program showing you how to write each character and allowing you to write it yourself on screen

This book can be used by anyone, and requires no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It can be used in conjunction with any Japanese textbook to learn the important Kanji characters upon which the language is based.

Key features of this book include:
  • Drawings and stories to create mental associations for the characters that stick in the brain and allow you to recall their meanings and readings. A CD-ROM software program showing you how to write each kanji character
  • Native speaker audio recordings for all the Kanji characters, vocabulary and sample sentences.
  • Sample sentences to expand your vocabulary by showing you how the Kanji are actually used.
  • Extensive review exercises to reinforce what you've learned.
  • User-friendly indexes allowing you to look-up the Kanji and use the book like a Kanji dictionary.

The 500 Kanji characters provided in this book include all the characters needed for the AP and JLPT Level 4 and 5 exams-giving you access to approximately 80 percent of all the Kanji characters you encounter in Japan
Essential Japanese Kanji Volume 1: (jlpt Level N5) Learn the Essential Kanji Characters Needed for Everyday Interactions in Japan
Essential Japanese Kanji Volume 1
(jlpt Level N5) Learn the Essential Kanji Characters Needed for Everyday Interactions in Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 4805313404
Essential Japanese Kanji uses a natural approach to learning the most basic kanji encountered in everyday situations in Japan.

This new edition is packed with fun quizzes and useful exercises for those wishing to improve their Japanese ability. It has been repackaged in a more compact, value-for-money size while losing none of the content that has made it a long-selling favorite. Key features of Essential Japanese Kanji include:
  • Introductory quizzes to introduce everyday situations in which the Kanji are used
  • A vocabulary section to help you understand the readings and meanings of each Kanji
  • New character charts presenting all the Kanji clearly and systematically
  • Definitions, readings, stroke orders and compounds for each character
  • Practice sections help you to improve your skills
  • Advanced Placement Exam practice questions follow the format of the College Board exam
Everyday tasks like finding a street address or buying a train ticket in Japan require a basic working knowledge of kanji--the Japanese system of writing based on Chinese characters. Essential Japanese Kanji, teaches you the kanji you'll need in everyday situations in lessons prepared by teachers from the prestigious University of Tokyo.
Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters
Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804820384
This is a one-of-a-kind kanji study guide that introduces joyo kanji along with detailed, authentic notes about the historical development of each.

As useful as it is fascinating, it's a book any new or aspiring Japanese language scholar will visit over and over. In clear, large-sized entries, A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters details each of the General Use Characters In clear, large-sized entires, A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters details each of the General Use Characters--the 1,945 characters prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education for everyday use. Both Japanese readings and English meanings are given, along with stroke-count and stroke-order, examples of usage, and suggestions for memorizing. The components of each character are detailed. The Japanese kanji are graded according to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing the student to prioritize them and track progress. It will appeal to students seeking to learn kanji as well as Japanese language enthusiasts who want to know the history and etymology of Japanese kanji.

This book includes:
  • Origins and meanings of over 2,000 characters.
  • Beautifly hand-drawn kanji.
  • Additional compound characters for each featured character.
  • valuable suggestions and mnemonic devices for memorizing characters.
  • All the standard characters official designed for common use.
Comprehensive and clear, A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters makes Japanese writing accessible to everyone wishing to learn Japanese.
Japanese Demystified
Japanese Demystified
Paperback      ISBN: 1259836258

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Say sayonara to your fears of learning Japanese with the updated premium edition of this fast, painless guide

The updated third edition of Japanese DeMYSTiFieD provides you with the comprehensive, step-by-step educational experience that has made the DeMYSTiFieD language series such a success. This established, unintimidating approach to speaking, reading, and writing a new language takes the mystery and menace out of the learning process, whether in class or at home.

Hundreds of quiz and test questions, chapter-opening objectives, and specific recommendations for difficult subtopics and individual weaknesses help you learn basic grammar structures and verb tenses, pronunciation, essential vocabulary, and how to communicate with confidence. In addition to DeMYSTiFieD's time-tested strategies, this edition features 70 minutes of streaming audio recordings and chapter review quizzes via the unique McGraw-Hill Language Lab app, so you can enhance your study via mobile or online, at home, in class, or on the go.

Japanese for Dummies
Japanese for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1119475406

Learn to speak Japanese

Japanese language enrollment is up by 27.5 percent since 2006, making it the sixth most popular language studied on college campuses. Whether studying for school, business, or travel, Japanese For Dummies provides complete coverage of all Japanese language essentials including grammar, usage, and vocabulary.

Complete with free conversational audio tracks online, this handy book offers everything you need to learn the Japanese language to get ahead in class or on a trip to Japan. In no time, you'll make sense of the language well enough to communicate with native speakers

  • Includes expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations
  • Provides a refreshed mini-dictionary with even more essential vocabulary
  • Offers useful exercises and practice opportunities
  • Helps you learn to speak conversational Japanese with ease
Whether for work, school, or fun, Japanese For Dummies is the fast and easy way to add this language to your skillset
Japanese Character Writing for Dummies
Japanese Character Writing for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1119475430

Learn to write 100 Japanese characters

If you want to join the ranks of more than 128 million speakers of Japanese worldwide, this book should be your first stop Whether studying for school, business, or travel, learning to write the Japanese Kanji characters is essential to gain a working knowledge of this language.

Japanese is considered to be the most complicated writing system in the world, with tens of thousands of characters. But with Japanese Character Writing For Dummies, you'll find easy step-by-step instructions for writing the first 100 Japanese Kanji characters with ease.

  • Includes online bonus content featuring videos, downloadable flashcards, and printable writing pages
  • Offers easy-to-follow instruction for writing 100 Japanese characters
  • Helps you take your understanding of the language to a new level
  • Shows you how to use the written word to communicate with native speakers

Learning to write Japanese Kanji characters is fun -- and now it's fast and easy too

Random House Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionary
Random House Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 034540548x

RANDOM HOUSE
JAPANESE-ENGLISH
ENGLISH-JAPANESE
DICTIONARY
RELIABLE, DETAILED, AND UP-TO-DATE
* More than 50,000 entries, including the most common meanings
* Two sections, Japanese-English and English-Japanese
* All entries, from A to Z, in a single alphabetical listing
* Japanese terms shown in romanized Japanese and standard Japanese characters
* Hundreds of new words, including eizu (AIDS) and nyuryoku (computer input)
* Thousands of idioms, phrases, and common expressions illustrate typical usage
* Includes Japanese cultural items, such as yobiko (cram school), and gives source of foreign borrowings, such as nyusu (news)
* American English spelling and vocabulary
* Extensive use of explanatory glosses to specify precise meaning and assure appropriate translation

A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese: Fourth Edition, Jlpt All Levels (2,136 Japanese Kanji Characters)
A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese
Fourth Edition, Jlpt All Levels (2,136 Japanese Kanji Characters)
Paperback      ISBN: 4805311738
This is an essential study tool for students seeking to learn Japanese and dramatically improve their ability to read and write kanji and kana.

Students have been reading and writing the Japanese language for centuries, and they build their knowledge most successfully when they rely on a trusted resource. Today's most trusted--and readily available--resource is A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese. This classic, best-selling learning and reference work, trusted by beginning and intermediate students of Japanese is the best way to learn kanji and kana, and is now being offered as a fourth, thoroughly revised and up-to-date edition.

Having a knowledge of the full set of General Use characters is the key to mastering everyday Japanese and will allow students to read and write Japanese up to the level of a typical Japanese newspaper with ease and confidence.

Key features of this revised edition include:
  • The most recent changes prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education.
  • Covers all the 2,136 characters in the 'General Use' / Joyo Kanji set.
  • Special codes indicate the kanji required for the JLPT and AP exams.
  • Full range of Japanese character readings and English definitions
  • Stroke counts, sroke-order diagrams, and compounds.
  • Essential Japanese characters are presented according to the new arrangement by grade, based on their frequency of usage rather than their complexity.
  • Numerous examples are given of the kanji compounds and derivatives used to form everyday words in Japanese.
Japanese Phrase Book
Japanese Phrase Book
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 0789494906

A travel phrasebook for anyone planning a trip to Japan, this pocket-sized paperback includes all the essential words and phrases for every traveler. Even experienced speakers will benefit from the detailed cultural and travel-specific knowledge, and first-time speakers will find it easy to pick up the key words and phrases they need to get by. Easy to browse and easy to carry, it will travel with you wherever you go and give you language help at your fingertips.

Part of the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides Phrase Book series. These pocket dictionaries give business and vacation travelers everything they need for a smooth, successful trip. Organized by subject, they help the traveler quickly find the vocabulary relevant to any situation, whether transportation, hotels, meals, shopping, post offices and banks, sports, or health care, and the phrasebook and glossary are accompanied by a pronunciation guide. At the end of each guide book is a 2,000-word mini-dictionary.