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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.
Misc Japanese Language Book
Misc Japanese Language Book
by Missing
Paperback      ISBN: 4167105896
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.
Dictionary/guide to Japanese Literature
Dictionary/guide to Japanese Literature
by Missing
Boxed      SKU: 1199157708
Let's Learn Katakana
Let's Learn Katakana
Paperback      ISBN: 087011719x

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.

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.

The Second 100 Japanese Kanji: (jlpt Level N5) the Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Japanese Kanji
The Second 100 Japanese Kanji
(jlpt Level N5) the Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Japanese Kanji
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 480531009x
This is an invaluable study guide for learning Japanese characters.

The major struggle facing all beginning Japanese language students is to learn to recognize, read and write hundreds of Japanese characters. The Second 100 Japanese Kanji adopts a structural approach that helps students to overcome the initial difficulty of reading kanji and writing kanji and quickly master the basic Japanese characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning students, this beginner kanji guide teaches characters that have been carefully selected and sequenced for rapid and effective learning. Each kanji is shown separately on a single page, along with its different readings, its English meanings, romaji (romanization), a stroke-order guide and ample space for writing practice.

This book includes:
  • Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each character.
  • Special boxes with grid lines to practice writing characters.
  • Words and phrases using each kanji.
  • Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.
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.
Kana-A-Day Practice Pad
Kana-A-Day Practice Pad
Japanese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804835470

Master hiragana and katakana in just minutes a day with Kana A-Day Practice Pad. Perfect for both beginners studying the Japanese language and those wishing to hone their kana writing skills, this pad introduces one new kana on each sheet, with readings, stroke order, and sample vocabulary words. All hiragana and katakana are included, along with their sound changes and combinations. For easy reference and review, a booklet listing all kana is included.

English in Japanese
English in Japanese
Paperback      ISBN: 4896847016