Kanji From Zero 1

Author: George Trombley
Publisher: Learn from Zero
ISBN: 9780996786317
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Kanji From Zero! isn't just another kanji reference book, instead, it's designed to give genuine insight into kanji, the associated Japanese culture, and related Japanese words that other books often ignore.

Japanese from Zero 1

Author: George Trombley
Publisher: Yesjapan Corporation
ISBN: 9780976998129
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"The Japanese language uses a set of symbols called 'hiragana' (to spell Japanese words), 'katakana' (to spell foreign words), and 'kanji' (to represent entire words or names). Over the course of BOOK 1, we will teach you groups of hiragana piece-by-piece to gradually build up your understanding and familiarity."--Introduction.

Japanese Kana from Zero

Author: George Trombley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989654593
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The lessons and techniques used in this book have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Japanese Kana From Zero! is perfect for current students learning to read and write Japanese hiragana and katakana.

Japanese from Zero

Author: George Trombley
Publisher: Yesjapan Corporation
ISBN: 9780976998112
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In Book 2 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the katakana writing system. Features of Book 2: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Katakana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more!

Japanese Kanji Made Easy

Author: Michael L. Kluemper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914942
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Beginning Japanese

Author: Michael L. Kluemper
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804840569
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a complete Japanese textbook and language learning package for beginning learners. Start speaking, reading and writing Japanese today with the most exciting new introduction to the Japanese language! Beginning Japanese follows the story of Kiara, an American exchange student who lives in Japan and loves to study Japanese. With the help of her Japanese friends and the time-traveling Tomo Tanuki (raccoon dog), Kiara learns to speak, read, and write Japanese while she visits famous people and places in Japanese history. Illustrated with manga-style comics—:a fun way to learn Japanese and written by experienced high-school Japanese teachers, this Japanese textbook will show you how to pronounce Japanese; read and write hiragana, katakana, and 125 basic kanji; and understand conversational Japanese. Key features of this program: An engaging storyline—including a time–travel adventure—unfolds as learners advance, adding motivation to master the language. Authentic written, visual, and oral materials embedded naturally throughout. Kanji is taught beginning with Chapter 1—and together with current vocabulary rather than separately. (At the end of Vol. 1 you'll know 148 kanji). Technology is used extensively for authentic tasks. A dedicated website provides additional content and updates. Content is aligned with the ACTFL National Standards. The CD–ROM includes: Native Japanese language speakers. Pronunciation guides. Accompanying dialogues. New word lists. Fun songs. Listening activities and tests. Extensive printable exercises. The Beginning Japanese Website includes: Online games and activities. Additional information and updates. Downloadable Hiragana Practice Book, Katakana Practice Book, kana practice sheets. Downloadable kanji and kana flash cards. Beginning Japanese is the first volume in a 3-level series. Deepen your learning with the Beginning Japanese Workbook, a volume of drills and exercises that reinforce the lessons in the textbook. If you already speak basic Japanese, continue your learning with the second level, Intermediate Japanese. Whether you're learning Japanese for fun, preparing for a Japanese proficiency exam, or want to achieve AP- or IB-level competency, Beginning Japanese is your key to becoming a confident Japanese-speaker.

Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Author: Christopher Seely
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917739
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Japanese Kanji for Beginners

Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462918999
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462901816
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that is perfect for self study or in a classroom setting. Written Japanese combines three different types of characters: the Chinese characters known as kanji, and two Japanese sets of phonetic letters, hiragana and katakana, known collectively as kana, that must be mastered before the Japanese kanji can be learned. Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana provides beginning-level students of Japanese a thorough grounding in the basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols or syllabaries. A comprehensive introduction presents their basic function, origin, pronunciation and usage. The main body of the book is devoted to presenting the 92 hira and kata characters along with their variations, giving step-by-step guidelines on how to write each character neatly in the correct stroke order, with plentiful practice spaces provided for handwriting practice. This Japanese workbook includes: Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two Japanese kana systems. Ample provision for Japanese kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levels Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana, and the various kana combinations. Access to online Japanese audio files to aid in correct pronunciation. Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese. Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance. About this new edition: The new third edition has been expanded and revised to include many additional reading and writing exercises. Accompanying online recordings demonstrate the correct pronunciation of all the characters, vocabulary, and sentences in the book.

Learn Japanese from Some Guy Quickly and Easily Master Beginner and Intermediate Level Japanese Grammar

Author: Jeremy Rasmussen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692574980
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Have you always wanted to learn how to speak, read and write Japanese? Well then, this is the perfect textbook for you! Hello, my name is Jeremy Rasmussen and I am just some guy. I wrote this Japanese grammar textbook for those who have an interest in learning the Japanese language, but may have found it a tad bit overwhelming at first. Being a student of the language myself, this book was written from the perspective of someone who had to personally struggle with the new linguistical concepts and ideas, allowing me to make the learning process much more streamlined for the native English speaking student. Inside this book you will find... Over 400 pages with color-coded example sentences Example sentences written in both Japanese and the Roman alphabet English translations for all example sentences Eighty -Some guy's pro tips, - which offer useful or interesting cultural information about Japanese or Japan as a country Chapter summaries to help reinforce what was learned Practice problems with answer keys to check your understanding of the material Who is this book for? Written with both the beginner and intermediate student in mind, this book is perfect for those who are just starting out, or for those who already have some working knowledge of the language and want to solidify what they may already know (while possibly learning a few new things along the way!). This book covers mainly JLPT level 5 and JLPT level 4 material, but sprinkled throughout, you will also some find some JLPT level 3 structures as well. -But Jeremy, you're just some guy...- When I first told people that I wanted to write a Japanese grammar textbook, the most common response was, -But you're not even Japanese. You're just some guy who learned Japanese...- And my response to them was always -That's right! I am just some guy. But so what?- The reality is that being a non-native Japanese speaker gives me a better understanding of the difficulties a native English speaker might face and how to better explain the grammatical details of the language more clearly and succinctly than a non-native English speaking person could. I, too, was once a beginner of the Japanese language and have definitely dealt with the frustrations it can bring. That's why I have done my best to provide what I feel are essential beginner/intermediate level grammar structures with simple, easy to understand explanations that will make the rest of your Japanese studying career much less stressful. As a child I always dreamed of being able to play my favorite games in Japanese, or watch and understand my favorite anime. Through a lot of hard work and effort I was finally able to make my dream a reality, and I sincerely hope that I will be able to impart on to you what I picked up along my Japanese learning adventure to help you accomplish your dreams as well.