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Tuttle Kanji Cards II


Author: Alexander Kask
Publisher: Tuttle Pub
ISBN: 9780804820905
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 566
View: 8897
Flashcards are an excellent tool for learning kanji characters. These carefully designed cards present the second 566 kanji that students of Japanese must learn to further their acquisition of the language. Each card presents all pronunciations, meanings and readings, in short, everything the student needs to master a character.

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Remembering the Kanji

A systematic guide to reading the japanese characters
Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824831667
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 397
View: 2648
Following the first volume of Remembering the Kanji, the present work takes up the pronunciation of characters and provides students with helpful tools for memorizing them. Behind the notorious inconsistencies in the way the Japanese language has come to pronounce the characters it received from China lie several coherent patterns. Identifying these patterns and arranging them in logical order can reduce dramatically the amount of time spent in the brute memorization of sounds unrelated to written forms. Many of the "primitive elements," or building blocks, used in the drawing of the characters also serve to indicate the "Chinese reading" that particular kanji use, chiefly in compound terms. By learning one of the kanji that uses such a "signal primitive," one can learn the entire group at the same time. In this way. Remembering the Kanji 2 lays out the varieties of phonetic patterns and offers helpful hints for learning readings, which might otherwise appear completely random, in an efficient and rational way. A parallel system of pronouncing the kanji, their "Japanese readings," uses native Japanese words assigned to particular Chinese characters. Although these are more easily learned because of the association of the meaning to a single word, Heisig creates a kind of phonetic alphabet of single-syllable words, each connected to a simple Japanese word, and shows how they can be combined to help memorize particularly troublesome vocabulary. Unlike Volume 1, which proceeds step-by-step in a series of lessons, Volume 2 is organized in such as way that one can study individual chapters or use it as a reference for pronunciation problems as they arise. Individual frames cross-referencethe kanji to alternate readings and to the frame in Volume 1 in which the meaning and writing of the kanji was first introduced.

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Kanji in MangaLand: Volume 1 (Kanji in Mangaland).


Author: Marc Bernabe,Veronica Calafell,Alberto Aldarabi
Publisher: Japan Publications Trading
ISBN: 9784889962215
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 238
View: 2189
Kanji In Mangaland is a Japan Publications publication.

A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana

A Self-study Workbook for Learning Japanese Characters. B. 2
Author: Wolfgang Hadamitzky,Mark Spahn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780804816861
Category:
Page: 312
View: 7500

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Basic Japanese Kanji Volume 1

(JLPT Level N5) High-Frequency Kanji at your Command!
Author: Timothy G. Stout,Kaori Hakone
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914527
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
View: 5934
This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Japanese characters. Basic Japanese Kanji, Volume 1 is your introduction to the first 205 of the 410 core characters in Japanese (plus 18 additional kanji that serve as building blocks). These kanji are the most frequently used in newspapers, conversations and the top college-level beginning Japanese textbooks. Using a focused combination of proven traditional methods and unique new methods, this book will help independent learners and university or high school students to write, read, speak and use Japanese better. Basic Japanese Kanji makes studying easier by using a combination of proven traditional methods and unique new methods to learn kanji: Clear explanations of the kanji, example compounds, useful vocabulary, and extensive writing practice. Hundreds of readings with comprehension questions similar in format to those on many important national and international Japanese exams. Additional natural and levelûappropriate exercises. Original mnemonics for every kanji. Key features of the downloadable CD content: Interactive software offers exam-quality practice. Gives instant feedback/correction. Extensive kanji exercises. Reading comprehension passages and questions. A set of printable kanji flash cards, for on-the-go practice.

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Read Japanese Today

The Easy Way to Learn 400 Practical Kanji
Author: Len Walsh
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462915922
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
View: 8897
This is the quickest way to effectively learn written Japanese. Japanese characters, called kanji, often intimidate potential students of the language with their complex and mysterious appearance. Read Japanese Today is a comprehensible and story–like approach to an often difficult language. Intended for people on the go, this book will teach you to recognize and read the 400 most commonly used Japanese kanji characters. Completely revised and expanded and featuring 25 percent more kanji than previous editions, Read Japanese Today is a fun way to demystify the beautiful Japanese language. Far from being complex and mysterious, Japanese kanji are actually a simple and fascinating pictographic system, easily understood and readily mastered. With the approach used in this easy–to–read, entertaining book, you'll soon be able to recognize and read more than 400 kanji, whether or not you have any knowledge of Japanese grammar or the spoken language. The kanji characters stick in your mind thanks to an engaging text and illustrations that show how each character developed and what it represents. The description for each kanji explains its origin, its modern meaning, and how it is pronounced. Many examples of everyday usage are included. Read Japanese Today also includes: A brief history of the Japanese writing system. Explanations for how the parts of each kanji are related to the whole. Guidelines for writing Kanji and pronouncing words using them. An introduction to the Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabaries. A complete index to English meanings and a summary table for all of the kanji that are introduced in the book.

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Japanese Kanji for Beginners

(JLPT Levels N5 & N4) First Steps to Learning the Basic Japanese Characters [Includes Printable Flash Cards]
Author: Timothy G. Stout,Kaori Hakone
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462918999
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
View: 9511
The method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully. The Japanese language has two basic writing systems, kanji characters—which are based on Chinese characters and hiragana and katakana—a mnemonics based alphabet. This handy book teaches you a new mnemonics-based method to read and write the 430 highest-frequency kanji characters. Along with its sister book: Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginners it provides a complete introduction to written Japanese. Japanese Kanji for Beginners contains everything you need to learn the kanji characters required for the Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture Exam. It is designed for use by high school or college students as well as independent learners. The kanji learned in this book closely adhere to those introduced in every major Japanese language textbook. Key features of Japanese Kanji for Beginners include: The 430 highest-frequency kanji characters 44 simple, easy-to-follow lessons Concise information on kanji elements, readings and pronunciations Extensive exercises, drills, and writing practice Downloadable content with printable flash cards, practice quizzes and extra exercises Extensive downloadable content book contains a set of printable kanji flash cards to assist learners in reviewing and memorizing the kanji in the book. It also contains sample vocabulary quizzes in a multiple-choice format similar to those in the AP exam, as well as additional exercises that further reinforce the newly learned kanji.

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Japanese For Dummies


Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118130715
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 408
View: 2904
Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato introduces the essentials of Japanese grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the Japanese language, before showing you Japanese in action. You'll also discover social customs, formalities, andmanners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Includes vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations.

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Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 2

(JLPT Level N4 & AP Exam) The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Japanese Kanji [Downloadable Material Included]
Author: Eriko Sato, Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462919650
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 128
View: 7369
This is an invaluable study guide and practice book for learning basic Japanese kanji. Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise written Japanese. This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. All the kanji and related vocabulary words in this book are those that students are expected to know for Level 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Characters that appear in the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam are flagged. Readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented. The correct method of writing each character is clearly indicated and practice boxes with strokes that can be traced are provided, along with empty boxes for freehand writing practice. Lots of exercises are included to give students the opportunity to practice writing sentences containing the kanji. Indexes at the back allow you to look up the characters by their readings and English meanings. This kanji 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.

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Remembering the Kanji III

Writing and Reading Japanese Characters for Upper-Level Proficiency
Author: James W. Heisig,Tanya Sienko
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 9780870409318
Category: Chinese characters
Page: 492
View: 8458
Remembering the Kanji III aims at raising proficiency in writing and reading Japanese to the level of 3,000 kanji. Using the methods of volumes I and II, which have helped thousands of students to teach themselves written Japanese, this volume breaks new ground in presenting a systematic selection and organization of kanji needed for reading and writing at an advanced level.

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Japanese Kanji Made Easy

(JLPT Levels N5 - N2) Learn 1,000 Kanji and Kana the Fun and Easy Way
Author: Michael L. Kluemper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914942
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 216
View: 5614
This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method to learn over 1,000 Japanese kanji characters using visual stimuli and pictographs. Learning the fundamental kanji characters used to write Japanese can be challenging, but this book is designed to speed up learning by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a mnemonic approach. In a fun and accessible way to learn Japanese, each kanji is associated with memorable visual and verbal clues. For example, the Japanese character for person is superimposed over a sketch of a smiling man. The visual clue is "a person standing on two legs". By seeing the distinctive shape of the kanji, learners create a mental image of its meaning. Each character is presented as part of a group of characters which share similar traits. These groups use common root symbols known as radicals; they are also categorized by themes such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and common vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. Mnemonic clues are also given for the basic 92 hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols. A free audio CD helps you learn pronunciation for all of the characters and vocabulary in this book. The introduction explains the basic history and structure of the kanji. Key feature of this Japanese kanji book include: Hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols Easy-to-remember drawings and stories for ALL characters Thousands of vocabulary words Audio CD for pronunciation practice

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Japanese in a Flash Kit Volume 2

Learn Japanese Characters with 448 Kanji Flashcards Containing Words, Sentences and Expanded Japanese Vocabulary
Author: John Millen
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805308882
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 448
View: 2628
Tuttle is pleased to offer Tuttle Japanese in a Flash Volume 2, an excellent Japanese language learning resource for students of Japanese. Consisting of a complete boxed set of Japanese flash cards for Japanese word recognition, vocabulary building, review and recall, Tuttle Japanese in a Flash Volume 2 provides a full range of features to assist beginning and intermediate learners, especially when used in conjunction with Volume 1. Contains 448 flash cards presenting the most common Japanese words and phrases used in everyday speech. Related terms, frequently–used expressions and extended vocabulary are given for each item. Sample sentences demonstrate how to use each main entry. All vocabulary items are presented in Japanese script as well as their romanized form.

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Remembering the Kanji 1

A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters
Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 484
View: 8456
Volume 2 (4th ed.) updated to include the 196 kanja approved in 2010 for general use.

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Basic Kanji Book 2

基本漢字500
Author: Chieko Kanō,加納千恵子
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chinese characters
Page: 262
View: 8890

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Adventures in Japanese

Level 2
Author: Hiromi Peterson,Naomi Omizo
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780887274299
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
View: 1065
The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 2 textbook, and listening exer

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Kana Flashcards

Learn and Remember Kana in a Flash With Visual and Verbal Mnemonics
Author: Max Hodges,Tomoko Okazaki,Michael Rowley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780974869438
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 100
View: 3361
Each of our Kana Flashcards includes a memorable verbal and visual mnemonic, provided by award-winning illustrator Michael Rowley. Along with stroke-order diagrams and hundreds of vocabulary building example words, Kana Flashcards is sure to become the most desirable product on the market for kana learners.Each stroke-order-diagram includes arrows to indicate stroke direction. Each example word is written in kana on the card front with the English reading and definition on the flipside.Along with the Audio Companion (sold separately), these cards include all the information you need to recognize and remember, to read and write, and to pronounce hiragana and katakana in no time at all.-Master hiragana and katakana with visual and verbal mnemonics.-Learn 450 basic Japanese words.-Includes stroke-by-stroke diagrams.Varnished cards with rounded corners. Boxed with plastic tray and shrink-wrapped.

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Japanese for Busy People I

The Workbook
Author: N.A
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770030344
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 117
View: 1536
Japanese For Busy People Workbook is a Kodansha International publication.

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Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Remembering and Understanding the 2,136 Standard Japanese Characters
Author: Christopher Seely,Kenneth G. Henshall
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917739
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 704
View: 9655
Learn over 2,000 Japanese Kanji characters with this user-friendly Japanese language-learning book. This unique Kanji study guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the Kanji characters on the Japanese Ministry of Education's official Joyo ("General Use") list—providing detailed notes on the historical development of each character as well as all information needed by students to read and write them. As fascinating as it is useful, this is the book every Japanese language learners keeps on his or her desk and visits over and over. This Kanji book includes: Clear, large-sized entries All of the General Use Joyo Kanji Characters Japanese readings and English meanings stroke-count stroke order usage examples mnemonic hints for easy memorization The components which make up each character are detailed and the Kanji are graded in difficulty according to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing students to prioritize the order in which the Kanji are learned and track their progress. This book is essential to anyone who is planning to take the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and will appeal to beginning students as well as those who wish to attain higher-level mastery of the Japanese language. It is the only book that also provides historical and etymological information about the Japanese Kanji. This latest edition has been updated to include all of the 2,136 Kanji on the expanded Joyo list issued by the Japanese government in 2010. Many entries have been revised to include the most recent research on character etymologies.

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Essential Japanese Kanji Volume 1

(JLPT Level N5) Learn the Essential Kanji Characters Needed for Everyday Interactions in Japan
Author: University of Tokyo, Kanji Research Group
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462915027
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
View: 1550
Essential Japanese Kanji is an easy approach to learning the most basic kanji encountered in everyday situations in Japan. Packed with fun quizzes and useful exercises for those wishing to improve their Japanese ability, this new edition has been repackaged in a more compact, value-for-money size while losing none of the content that has made it a long-selling favorite. Key features of Essential Japanese Kanji include: Introductory quizzes to introduce everyday situations in which the Kanji are used A vocabulary section to help you understand the readings and meanings of each Kanji New character charts presenting all the Kanji clearly and systematically Definitions, readings, stroke orers and compounds for each character Practice sections help you to imporove your skills Advanced Placement Exam practice questions follow the format of the College Board exam Everyday tasks like finding a street address or buying a train ticket in Japan require a basic working knowledge of kanji—the Japanese system of writing based on Chinese characters. Essential japanese Kanji, teaches you the kanji you'll actually need in everyday situations in lessons prepared by teachers from the prestigious University of Tokyo.

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Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 1

The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Japanese Kanji [Downloadable Material Included]
Author: Eriko Sato, Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917178
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 128
View: 4421
This is an invaluable study guide and practice book for learning basic Japanese kanji. Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise written Japanese. This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. All the kanji and related vocabulary words in this book are those that students are expected to know for Level 5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. (JLPT). Characters that appear in the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam are flagged. Readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented. The correct method of writing each character is clearly indicated and practice boxes with strokes that can be traced are provided, along with empty boxes for freehand writing practice. Lots of exercises are included to give students the opportunity to practice writing sentences containing the Kanji. Indexes at the back allow you to look up the characters by their readings and English meanings. This kanji book includes: Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each character. Special boxes with grid lines to practice writing characters. Extra printable practice grids Words and phrases using each kanji. Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.