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Hello in Japanese
Hello in Japanese
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0893463485

A series designed for classroom learning and teaching in American high schools.

Japanese and English Dictionary With an English and Japanese Index
Japanese and English Dictionary With an English and Japanese Index
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804814414
Misc
Misc
by Misc
Paperback      SKU: 1199192279
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.
Writing Japanese Katakana: An Introductory Japanese Language Workbook
Writing Japanese Katakana
An Introductory Japanese Language Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0804836213
This is an introductory guide and workbook to writing Japanese Katakana.

Anybody who is able to master English, with its irregular spellings and idiosyncratic pronunciations, is more than equipped to master written Japanese. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries are purely phonetic characters, which function much like the letters of the English alphabet. In this respect, kana are quite different from kanji characters, which are based on Chinese ideographs and which represent ideas. The katakana syllabary is used primarily to represent borrowed words (from languages other than Chinese), although it is also used for botanical names and is sometimes used in place of hiragana or kanji for emphasis. In some ways, the use of katakana in Japanese parallels the use of italics in English.

Writing practice is the most effective method of mastering written Japanese, and the large open format of this workbook is designed to invite the student to pick up a pencil and start writing. Written Japanese comprises two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana, and a set of kanji characters that are based on Chinese ideographs. This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate the quick and easy mastery of the 46-character katakana alphabet, making it the perfect tool to begin the process of mastering written Japanese. Each character is introduced with brushed, handwritten and typed samples that enhance character recognition. Extensive space for writing allows maximum practice to facilitate memorization and to ensure proper character formation. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples of loan-words that use katakana in Japanese writings further reinforce memorization in a fun way. Writing Katakana is tailored to the specific needs of young students of the Japanese language, but is also well suited to beginning students of any age. This workbook contains:
  • grayed-out, trace-over characters for correct character construction.
  • Extensive practice in writing sentences for maximum reinforcement.
  • Supplementary explanations, including a brief history of the origin of each character, to foster visual recall.
250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters
250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 4805309474
Tackling kanji-the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters-is the most challenging aspect of learning the Japanese language. 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 1 and Volume 2 are time-tested books that have now been enhanced and revised using proven methods from the Kanji Text Research Group at the University of Tokyo.

Together, these updated volumes incorporate all 410 kanji required for the AP exam, along with practice questions. Each lesson helps you master a new group of kanji, with either an etymology or a memory aid offered to give students a basis for understanding and memorizing the kanji systematically and correctly.
Japanese for Fun: A Practical Approach to Learning Japanese Quickly (Audio CD Included) [With CD]
Japanese for Fun
A Practical Approach to Learning Japanese Quickly (Audio CD Included) [With CD]
Paperback      ISBN: 4805308664
This is a concise guide to learning beginner Japanese and includes an accompanying audio CD

This pocket book is intended for people who want to learn the basics of the Japanese language quickly. Whenever you have a few minutes--waiting in a hotel lobby, riding on a train, or whatever--open this book and you can learn phrases you'll use again and again during your stay in Japan. The book is divided into twenty-one chapters, each covering a specific topic. Each chapter includes the following three sections:
  • Words & Expressions: This section introduces words and expressions needed in specific situations. Vocabulary is presented systematically for quick and easy understanding.
  • Expressions in Context: This shows how to use in context the words and expressions given in the preceding section. Gives you confidence in using new words in original sentences.
  • Additional Words & Expressions: This section enables you to create many new sentences using the patterns just learned. There's no need to memorize all the words or phrases presented here: concentrate on just those you want to use.

To use this book, start by reading the first three chapters of the book. These introduce many of the most commonly used words and phrases and familiarize you with the basic sentence structures. After Chapter 3, go straight to any chapter that interests you. If you want to know what to say on the phone, read Chapter 14: if you have to take a train, a few minutes with Chapter 6 should enable you to reach your destination quickly and conveniently. Although this book contains over three hundred carefully selected words and expressions, there is very little grammar included and there is no need for hours of rote memorization. All that is required is a few minutes of your time.
Japanese a Language Map
Japanese a Language Map
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 094450213x

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.

Misc
Misc
by Misc
Paperback      ISBN: 4334731767
Beginner's Kana Workbook: Practice Drills for Writing Hiragana and Katakana
Beginner's Kana Workbook
Practice Drills for Writing Hiragana and Katakana
Paperback      ISBN: 0844283738

Beginning This beginner's workbook helps students learn both hiragana and katakana writing systems. After learning hiragana writing, students move on to katakana. Then they write sentences containing both hiragana and katakana.