"An easy and effective way of steadily building up your kanji."--Kenneth G. Henshall, A guide to Remembering Japanese CharactersThis calendar-like practice pad allows you to effectively practice basic-intermediate Japanese kanji and learn a year's worth of kanji in just minutes a day. Although more people are studying the Japanese language than ever before, others are still wary of starting because they believe, "it's too difficult." But Kanji-A-Day, Volume 2 will show beginning-intermediate students that learning Japanese kanji is highly manageable when absorbed in small doses. It will help intermediate and upper-intermediate Japanese learners review and improve upon their past studies and practice Kanji every day. Japanese kanji are fascinating pictographic characters that were originally adopted from written Chinese. After a few weeks of gradual progress your ability to read Kanji, write Kanji and pronounce Japanese will grow tremendously. This calendar like desk companion starts with the most basic Kanji and builds upon itself, one day at a time. For easy reference and review, a booklet listing the 365 kanji is included. Each of the 365 pages contains these six components:
- The featured Japanese kanji character.
- The English meaning.
- The readings written in Japanese script (Hiragana).
- Related compounds with their meanings and readings.
- Stroke-order diagrams.
- 28 practice squares.
Each Language Map contains over 1,000 words and phrases split into important sections covering the basics for your trip to Japan. This unique Language Map is a lightweight phrasebook, but in a durable, laminated, fold-out format.
Intended for beginning students of Japanese at the university level, it is for use in the classroom as well as for self study. It's unique, and effective way of teaching through observing real-life conversations takes a fun approach to learning the language that will motivate independent and non-vocational learners.
There are three types of Japanese script-katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana-one must know all of them. Let's Learn Katakana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Hiragana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it contains all the exercises that allow the student to master katakana by the time the book has been finished. Let's Learn Katakana is a classic in the field, and the huge number of students that have used it successfully is a sign of its preeminence as a self-study guide.