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.
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.
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.
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:
"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.
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
- Contains over 14,000 entries.
- Japanese and English phonetic pronunciations.
- Notes on Japanese Grammar and the Japanese language.