This is a book of useful Japanese, offering everything you need to handle a wide variety of situations. Included is an additional chapter on writing letters and cards, featuring examples of New Year's cards, thank you notes, and formal letters.
"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.