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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.

Contemporary Japanese: An Introductory Textbook For College Students
Contemporary Japanese
An Introductory Textbook For College Students
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 080483377x

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.

by Misc
Paperback      SKU: 1199106178
English in Japanese
English in Japanese
Paperback      ISBN: 4896847016
Japanese For All Occasions: The Right Word At The Right Time
Japanese For All Occasions
The Right Word At The Right Time
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804835993

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.

Barron's Traveler's Language Guide: Japanese
Barron's Traveler's Language Guide: Japanese
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0764132083

Up-to-date in content, beautifully illustrated with color photos, packed with bilingual lists of vital words and phrases, and overflowing with helpful travel advice, this book is a perfect take-along for both business and vacation travelers to Japan. Page edges are color-tipped--a different color for each section--so that on-the-go travelers can refer to any one of 17 separate general topics and find the information they're looking for in a hurry. Color-coded topics include:

  • Culture and customs
  • Making travel arrangements in Japanese
  • Words and phrases for telling time, days of the week, seasons, and colors
  • Getting around in Japan via public transit, driving, or bicycling
  • Food and dining
  • Cultural sites, such as museums, theaters, and sports arenas
  • Many others

    A substantial red-coded section in this book is devoted to vocabulary. It gives travelers a bilingual dictionary in two sections--from Japanese to English and from English to Japanese. Small enough for easy packing with travel luggage, and featuring a clear, vinyl jacket that will stand up to the wear and tear of many journeys, this book is both practical and good-looking. Titles in Barron's Traveler's Language Guides series are available for seven different languages and countries.
  • Kanji-A-Day: Practice Pad
    Practice Pad
    Paperback      ISBN: 0804837252

    "An easy and effective way of steadily building up your kanji."--Kenneth G. Henshall, A guide to Remembering Japanese Characters

    This 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:
    1. The featured Japanese kanji character.
    2. The English meaning.
    3. The readings written in Japanese script (Hiragana).
    4. Related compounds with their meanings and readings.
    5. Stroke-order diagrams.
    6. 28 practice squares.
    To get started with Kanji-A-Day, turn to Day One and begin by studying the character, its readings, meanings and sample compounds. Then tear off the sheet and, using the stroke –order guide, practice writing the character in the spaces provided. In a matter of days, you'll be on your way to reading and writing kanji with ease
    Random House Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionary
    Random House Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionary
    Paperback      ISBN: 034540548x

    * 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

    All Romanized English-Japanese Dictionary
    All Romanized English-Japanese Dictionary
    Paperback      ISBN: 0804833060
    This is a pocket sized English to Japanese Romanji dictionary

    This dictionary contains only Romanji, not Japanese Characters, and so is easy for foreigners who cannot read characters to use and pronounce Japanese. Since its first publication, this eminently practical pocket dictionary has proven its value many times over, not only to foreigners wishing to express themselves in Japanese but also to Japanese studying English. Presenting all definitions in romanized Japanese, it is simple and concise, yet remarkably comprehensive for a work of its size. For the benefit of students of Japanese, the main body of the dictionary is preceded by a brief but useful summary of grammatical rules. For the convenience of Japanese students of English, all English entries are followed by their pronunciations according to the International Phonetic System.
    • Contains over 14,000 entries.
    • Japanese and English phonetic pronunciations.
    • Notes on Japanese Grammar and the Japanese language.
    by Misc
    Paperback      SKU: 1199192279