Essential Kanji

2,000 basic Japanese characters systematically arranged for learning and reference

Author: Patrick Geoffrey O'Neill

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780834802223

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 328

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Essential Kanji is an integrated course for learning to read and write the 2,000 basic Japanese characters. It introduces the kanji that are now in everyday use, a mastery of which makes it possible to read most modern Japanese. Devised for either home or classroom use, the book has been tested and refined by years of use in university classes taught by the author.
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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

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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.
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Kanji Handbook

(JLPT All Levels) This Japanese Character Dictionary and Kanji Textbook Uses an Innovative and Effective System

Author: Vee David

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910637

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1184

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This massive 3.6 pound text is the ultimate authoritative book on learning Japanese Kanji. The Kanji Handbook presents an ingenious and tested method to learn the 1,945 kanji characters taught in all Japanese language schools. Through the use of "KanjiHybrids"—a concept invented by the author—learners of Kanji and taught to link the characters mentally with English words to form one integral and indivisible unit. This innovative mnemonic device has been proven to train the learner to retain each kanji in the memory much better than simple repetition of the kanji alone—as well as enabling users to differentiate similar–looking kanji characters. Specific learning strategies also enable users to progress quickly from the beginner to advanced level kanji, with stroke orders shown clearly for each kanji character. Eight different indexes-including the highly useful Flip–it Index—form the last part of this unique handbook. Contains the complete list of all 1,945 kanji characters taught in Japanese schools. Presents a new KanjiHybrids system linking kanji characters with English words to aid memorization. Innovative learning strategies guide learners at all levels from beginner to advanced.
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Let's Learn Kanji

An Introduction to Radicals, Components, and 250 Very Basic Kanji

Author: Joyce Yumi Mitamura,Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568363943

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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Everyone agrees that it is possible to learn to speak Japanese in a reasonable amount of time, but no one has ever said that about reading and writing it. It is widely held that spoken and written Japanese require separate efforts by the student, as if these two aspects were in fact distinct languages. A first step toward alleviating this situation was taken by Yasuko Mitamura in 1985 with the publication of Let's Learn Hiragana and Let's Learn Katakana, which continue to help thousands of students every year to master these two forms of Japanese script. Now, Let's Learn Kanji goes to the heart of the problem: the learning of kanji (i.e., Chinese characters as they are used in Japan). Not simply a brilliant exposition but also a workbook, it teaches the student how to write the basic strokes, how to put these together into full-fledged kanji, and how kanji function in the context of example sentences. Progress is continually checked, and the student is encouraged through quizzes and exercises. The result: 250 fundamental characters learned almost painlessly.
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Japanese Kanji & Kana

(JLPT All Levels) A Complete Guide to the Japanese Writing System (2,136 Kanji and 92 Kana)

Author: Wolfgang Hadamitzky,Mark Spahn

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910181

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 424

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This comprehensive book helps you learn the 92 basic Kana characters and 2,136 standard Kanji characters. Complete, compact and authoritative—this Japanese language book provides all the information needed to learn kanji and kana, including the 92 basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols (known collectively as Japanese Kana) and the 2,136 standard Joyo Kanji characters that every Japanese person learns in school. This new and completely revised edition reflects recent changes made to the official Joyo kanji list by the Japanese government. The kana and kanji are presented in an easy and systematic way that helps you learn them quickly and retain what you have learned and improve your mastery of the Japanese language. The ability to read Japanese and write Japanese is an essential skill for any student and will build on their previous knowledge and improve on their overall capacity to learn Japanese. A concise index allows you to look up the Kanji in three different ways (so the book also serves as a Japanese Kanji dictionary) and extra spaces are provided to allow you to practice writing Japanese. Japanese Kanji and Kana contains: All 2,136 official Joyo kanji with readings and definitions. Characters are graded by their JLPT examination levels. Up to 5 useful vocabulary compounds for each kanji. Brush and pen cursive forms as well as printed forms. 19 tables summarizing key information about the characters. Kanji look–up indexes by radicals, stroke counts and readings.
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Dirty Japanese

Everyday Slang from

Author: Matt Fargo

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 156975067X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Random House Japanese-English English-Japanese Dictionary

Author: Seigo Nakao

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: 0679780017

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 666

View: 3637

Over 50,000 entries provide equivalents for Japanese and English words, idioms, phrases, and common expressions
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Essential Japanese

An Introduction to the Standard Colloquial Language

Author: Samuel Elmo Martin

Publisher: Tuttle Pub

ISBN: 9780804818629

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 462

View: 7339

Emphasizing sentence patterns as the key to attaining a basic control of Japanese, Essential Japanese is a comprehensive introduction to the modern colloquial language. Stressing mastery of the fundamentals, this is the text for the busy person wishing to learn Japanese in a reasonable amount of time.
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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


Page: 312

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A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804820387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 675

View: 9257

Master mnemonic aids for all 1,945 joyo kanji.
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Japanese Demystified

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071762274

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 7359

Say sayonara to your fears of speaking Japanese! Interested in learning to speak Japanese but feel intimidated by the complex characters and pronunciations? No need to worry! Even if your only experience is ordering sushi, Japanese Demystified will have you saying konnichiwa to your new language skills in no time. Beginning with a review of Japanese writing systems, basic pronunciation, and everyday expressions, this book covers key grammar fundamentals such as particles, nouns, verb forms, and honorifics. You'll build your Japanese vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding Japanese. This fast and easy guide features: Clear and straightforward explanations of Japanese grammar fundamentals Numerous examples of simple and complex sentence structures Japanese hiragana, katakana, and kanji with phonetic transliterations for all Japanese words Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the Japanese language to life Coverage of everyday topics as well as conversational expressions Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more experienced student, Japanese Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.
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Read Japanese Kanji Today

The Easy Way to Learn the 400 Basic Kanji [JLPT Levels N5 + N4 and AP Japanese Language & Culture Exam]

Author: Len Walsh

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919685

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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The method that has helped thousands—Read Japanese Kanji Today provides readers with a quick and simple method to learn kanji characters. Far from being a complex and mysterious script, Japanese writing is actually a simple and fascinating pictographic and ideographic system, easily understood and mastered. With the approach used in this easy-to-read, entertaining kanji book you'll soon be able to recognize and read over 400 kanji, whether or not you have any knowledge of Japanese grammar or the spoken Japanese language. The 400+ kanji characters stick in your mind thanks to an engaging text and illustrations that show the historical development and meaning of each character. The description of each kanji explains its origins and development, its modern uses, and how it is pronounced. Many examples from everyday usage are included. This new, expanded edition has added: Pronunciations Readings Vocabulary Stroke Order Practice Boxes Use Read Japanese Kanji Today to learn kanji quickly and painlessly!
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Author: 神谷妙子

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770029836

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 311

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Chapters are organised by communicative function. Each presents several Japanese sentence patterns side-by-side with English equivalents (in the form of simple example sentences). The English equivalents are meant to give the English-speaking learner a clear idea of how the Japanese sentence pattern is actually used. Following each Japanese pattern and English equivalent is an explanation of the Japanese grammar, which gives the reader the necessary information to generate sentences using the pattern introduced. Example sentences in English and Japanese follow. There is also a
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Author: John H. Haig,Andrew N. Nelson

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804820363

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1600

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The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary is a complete revision of The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary, published by the Charles E. Tuttle Company in 1962. Long the foremost Japanese-English character dictionary, adopted by Japanese-study programs around the world and used at all levels of Japanese-language study, the "Nelson", as it is familiarly called, has been enhanced in this edition with several key changes. • The Universal Radical Index, an important advance on traditional character indices, has been created as a handy appendix that enables users to search for any main-entry character from any of its component radicals. • The cross-referencing system bas been expanded to include the Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) code number for each main-entry character, as well as the main-entry, character's reference number in Morohashi's Dai Kanwa Jiten. • Over 1,200 characters have been added and more than 2,000 new on-kun entries included. • Definitions have been modernized to reflect current usage and translation. Updated with additional characters, contemporary definitions, and an innovative radical index system, this revised edition sets new standards of excellence, ease-of-use, and reliability for Japanese-language reference tools. In this edition, The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary keeps pace with the evolution of the Japanese language and remains an indispensable tool for students and scholars of the Japanese language.
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Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana

Workbook and Practice Sheets

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall,Tetsuo Takagaki

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901816

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

View: 2428

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.
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Japanese For Dummies

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118130715

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

View: 6853

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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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

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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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Author: Michael Rowley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784794600677


Page: 216

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The 1,850 Basic Characters and the Kana Syllabaries

Author: Florence Sakade

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804802260

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

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A manual of basic Japanese designed to provide instruction in the essential characters and a basis for fluent reading and writing of the language
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