Guide to Learning Hiragana & Katakana

First Steps to Reading and Writing Japanese

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall,Tetsuo Takagaki

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804833912

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 120

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This book presents a systematic and comprehensive overview of the two kana systems needed to read and write Japanese. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review, and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations.
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Hiragana/Katakana in 48 Minutes

Teacher guide

Author: Hiroko Quackenbush,Yvonne Broekman Vincent

Publisher: Curriculum Press

ISBN: 1863664467

Category: Japanese language

Page: 80

View: 8177

This teacher`s guide is a valuable companion to two very popular hiragana flashcard series, Hiragana in 48 Minutes. It explains the Association method that assists students to memorise the shapes and sounds of the hiragana and katakana characters, and provides a simple seven-step guide to presenting the 46 cards in 48 minutes. Ideas for follow-up activities include the introduction of modified hiragana and katakana and provide support for the teaching and learning. A selection of games has been included for reinforcing the acquisition of the hiragana and katakana syllabary.
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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: 9236

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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Welcome to Japanese

A Beginner's Survey of the Language

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall,Junji Kawai

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804833769

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 2111

This is a concise and user–friendly introduction to the Japanese language. Students, businesspeople or tourists will have a much more rewarding experience if they learn basic Japanese prior to or during their time in Japan. Using a self–study resource is a great way to learn Japanese. In this book we would therefore like to "demistify" Japanese, to show how the language is formed and used, and to encourage you to pursue the study of it. Of course it has its challenges, especially with regards to the writing system, but we try to put these in a balanced context. And we like to think that, by describing the various facets of the Japanese language to you, we thereby empower you with a degree of knowledge and familiarity. Welcome to Japanese is not intended as a language learning textbook. Rather, it is an introductory description, comprising four parts: an overview; an account of how sounds are made into words; an account of how words are made into sentences; and finally an account of how the language is written. Naturally, in the course of these accounts we will introduce a range of beginner Japanese vocabulary, Japanese grammar, and Japanese script, which will be useful in a learning context. In fact, for those interested, we go into fairly advanced levels in the description of grammar. We give you example sentences for each grammar point, and try to make our description as clear as possible, but we stress again that we do not intend this as a teaching text. There are no exercises, for instance, and it's very much a case of going through at your own pace and dwelling on those parts that you find most interesting. Welcome to Japanese includes: Chapter 1: Getting acquainted with the Language In a nutshell, what English speakers can expect. Who speaks Japanese?. Where did the Japanese language come from?. Chapter 2: Challenges and Rewards The good news. The not quite so good news. Chapter 3: Making the Right Noises The basic sound structure. Pronunciation. The long and short of it: vowel length. Double consonants. New sounds Pitch accents. Chapter 4: It's Only Words? Japanese words in English. English and other foreign words in Japanese. Native words and Sino–Japanese words. Chapter 5: The basic Parts of Speech Japanese nouns, pronouns and titles. Main particles. The basics of Japanese verbs and particle usage. Prepositions and conjunctions. Adjective and adverbs. Numbers, dates and times. Chapter 6: More Advanced Usage Politeness and plain forms. More Structures. Respect language. Some common sayings. Chapter 7: The Writing System Script components and their development. Japanese script versions of review sentences. And so, Welcome to Japanese!
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Japanese Katakana for Beginners

First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System

Author: Timothy G. Stout

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805308783

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

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Picture mnemonics are a proven tool in the world of language learning. Japanese Katakana for Beginners makes character learning quick and effective by implementing this established system. The method used in Japanese Katakana for Beginners has helped thousands of students learn katakana successfully in the United States and Japan. Full of useful writing tips, rules that allow students to write all Japanese sounds, and exercises such as word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, timed recognition quizzes and more, this book is an excellent tool to increase knowledge of the Japanese language.
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Practical Japanese

Your Guide to Speaking Japanese Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours (Japanese Phrasebook)

Author: Jun Maeda

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911986

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 2953

This is a concise and effective Japanese phrase book and guide to the Japanese language with color picture and accompanying exercises for each section. In this modern jet age, one can reach any part of the world within a day or less. Although English is widely spoken, it is very helpful to have some knowledge of the language of the country which you are visiting in order to make your trip more enjoyable by communicating with the local people and understanding their culture. Intended for beginners who wish to lean to speak Japanese at very basic level within a few hours, this book is written in a clear and simple yet versatile way. With approximately 350 basic words and examples of how they are used in practical conversation speech, one can acquire a fundamental working knowledge of spoken Japanese from this book, so you can express yourself in simple Japanese sentences. This book has several exercises for each lesson. And, to get acquainted with Japanese culture, the student may enjoy the photos which the author has provided as a visual aid. Complicated grammatical explanations are omitted, since detailed explanations sometimes discourage people from actually speaking. Only the essential points in pronunciation and grammar are given, and the Japanese phrases and sentences are repeated presented in each lesson, so that the student can easily learn the phrases and practice using them without hesitancy or discouragement. Key features of Practical Japanese are: Over 350 essential Japanese words and 96 pages of practical conversational usage. 25 carefully structured lessons to reinforce Japanese vocabulary and Japanese grammar. Accompanying practice exercises for every lesson. All words and phrases are shown in written Japanese—Kanji and Kana (Hiragana and Katakana), Romanized Japanese (Romanji), and English Over 200 simple illustrations. A concise pronunciation guide. Businesspeople and tourists as well as the student or prospective foreign resident in Japan, young or old will find this Japanese phrasebook a helpful and enjoyable tool in speaking Japanese for the first time.
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Japanisch für Dummies

Author: Eriko Satō

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527708332

Category:

Page: 352

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Sie haben angefangen, Japanisch zu lernen, haben regelmäßig Kontakt zu japanischen Geschäftspartnern oder wollen Ihren Urlaub in Japan verbringen? In diesem Buch erfahren Sie alles über die Besonderheiten der Sprache, erhalten eine kurze Einführung in Betonung und Grammatik und lernen anhand von vielen typischen Alltagssituationen Japanisch zu sprechen. So können Sie sich nicht nur auf Japanisch vorstellen und Small Talk betreiben, sondern bekommen auch beim Einkaufen und im Restaurant das, was Sie wollen. Mit der CD zum Buch können Sie viele Sprachübungen anhören und nachsprechen.
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Glossika Guide to JAPANESE Pronunciation & Grammar

Author: Michael Campbell

Publisher: Glossika

ISBN: 9869497543

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 36

View: 9926

Learn about vowels, consonants and various types of Japanese scripts and get to know Japanese grammar in an easy-to-follow format. Download your quick guide to Japanese basics. Throw out all your misconception about this East Asian language and get to know pronunciation tips and grammar how-tos beneficial to your personal training. Learn about vowels, consonants and various types of Japanese scripts to set off your learning journey in the right direction. You’ll appreciate the comprehensive content straightforward and easy to integrate into your study plan. Best yet, the part that confuses most people -- grammar -- is concisely outlined in an easy-to-understand format, so you don’t get too involved with complicated rules that take away the fun in learning from you. >> Sign up (https://bit.ly/2x9DJHz) now and get 1000 reps of audio training and 7-day access to premium features for free! >> Learn Japanese with Glossika: https://bit.ly/2IzlorY >> Download all Glossika guides here: https://ai.glossika.com/free-download
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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

View: 547

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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A Guide to Writing Japanese Kanji & Kana

(JLPT Levels N5 - N3) A Self-Study Workbook for Learning Japanese Characters

Author: Wolfgang Hadamitzky,Mark Spahn

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804833929

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

View: 3377

A thorough and systematic approach to learning how to write Japanese characters. These books can be used as a stand-alone tutorial or as study guide companions to Tuttle Publishing's Guide to Japanese Kanji and Kana.
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Guide to Learning Japanese

Author: Robert T. Wood

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365409368

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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“Guide to Learning Japanese” is a unique text for people interested in learning how to speak Japanese. “Guide to Learning Japanese” is not a conventional Japanese language course. It is a concise, working tool designed so that you can “hit the ground running” right now -- today, or at least within the next couple of days, and start using Japanese; lessons in basic Japanese that get you started and guide you into using and learning the Japanese language in a natural environment. You will learn that Japanese is very unique in many ways, which makes it more of a challenge to learn than most other languages, particularly for Westerners. The text also provides important historical and cultural insight to help the student understand the Japanese people as well as the language. • Learn why the country of Nippon, Land of the Rising Sun, is called Japan. • Learn why Japanese use Chinese characters for writing. ... and much more....
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Readers Guide to Intermediate Japanese

A Quick Reference to Written Expressions

Author: Yasuko Ito Watt,Richard Rubinger

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824820473

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 276

View: 463

This guide provides student-friendly explanations and examples for phrases that occur with high frequency in written-style Japanese. The entries were chosen because they are either difficult to learn and remember or difficult to reference in standard textbooks and dictionaries.
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Let's Learn Hiragana

First Book of Basic Japanese Writing

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568363899

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 71

View: 362

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 Hiragana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Katakana, 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 hiragana by the time the book has been finished. Let's Learn Hiragana 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.
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Let's Learn Katakana

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN: 9780870117190

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 88

View: 7191

Teaches katakana, used for borrowed foreign words and other special phrases. The book includes guides to pronunciation and usage. 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
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Japanese Hiragana for Beginners

First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System

Author: Timothy G. Stout

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914004

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 828

Learn how to write all the basic Japanese hiragana with this user-friendly workbook. Japanese Hiragana for Beginners makes learning hiragana fast and effective by using memorable picture mnemonics, along with clear explanations, examples and lots of fun exercises—a method that has helped thousands of students learn hiragana successfully in the United States and Japan. Picture mnemonics enhance memory by associating the shape and sound of each hiragana character with combinations of images and English words already familiar to students. This Japanese language learning book is divided into three main sections: Section 1 introduces the basic 46 hiragana characters along with writing tips and practice exercises. Section 2 teaches the usage rules that allow students to write Japanese sounds. Section 3 strengthens students’ skills through a wide range of exercises (word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, visual discrimination, timed quizzes, etc). A set of flash cards printed on perforated cardstock and a list of suggested flash card activities, are also provided at the end of the book. Each of these cards introduces a hiragana character along with picture mnemonic that helps to recognize and remember it.
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Japanese Hiragana & Katakana Flash Cards Kit

200 Japanese Flash Cards Featuring Both Phonetic Alphabets, Language Guide, Wall Chart and Native Speaker Audio Pronunciations

Author: Glen McCabe

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914721

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 32

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Learning to recognize and pronounce the basic hiragana and katakana phonetic alphabets is the first step in studying the Japanese language. This set of 200 flash cards along with accompanying booklet, wall charts, and audio disc contains everything you need to quickly gain mastery of the two Japanese syllabaries and is a great way to learn Japanese. Frequent review is the key to memorizing the characters, and these cards are easily carried in a pocket or purse for a quick review session anytime. This box contains: 200 hole–punched flash cards with an organizing ring. Two 24" x 18" wall charts showing all hiragana and katakana. Native–speaker audio recordings of 1,128 words and phrases. 32–page study booklet with indexes and practice tips. Also available from Tuttle Publishing, Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit can be used alongside these flash cards to master written Japanese.
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Japanese Stage-Step Course: Workbook 2

Author: Wako Tawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135971544

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

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Workbook 2 of the Japanese Stage-Step Course is designed to be used alongside Stages Two and Three of the Grammar Textbook. It contains conversation, listening, reading and writing exercises along with new vocabulary for each lesson in the textbook to enable students to thoroughly practice the grammatical structures they have learnt. Additional features include: detailed explanation of vocabulary items abundant exercises including sentence as well as discourse practices extensive cross-referencing with the Grammar Textbook Japanese–English and English–Japanese glossary. All the audio material for Workbook 2 is available on CD2.
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Remembering the Hiragana

A Complete Course on how to Teach Yourself the Japanese Syllabary in 3 Hours

Author: James W. Heisig,Helmut Morsbach,Kazue Kurebayashi

Publisher: Japan Publication Trading Company

ISBN: 9784889960723

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 9246

This book will help you teach yourself the writing and reading of all 46 characters each of Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabary from memory. By making use of a method of "imaginative memory," introduced in this book, you will be saved from the order of repetition. Following the method, you will be able to write and read all Japanese Kana in three hours and retain them by means of the incredible mnemonic methods. Instructions at the bottom of each page will ask you to skip backwards and forwards through the book, following the best "learning order." The lessons will guide you step by step through this process. As an added bonus, the book includes a supplement on "Learning How to Remember."
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仮名と漢字

Kana to Kanji. Writing practice book

Author: Wako Tawa

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415776120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 2830

The Writing Practice Book provides a step-by-step guide to writing Kana and Kanji. It is designed to give maximum flexibility to users of The Japanese Stage-Step Course and enables students to learn, practice and perfect their writing skills at their own pace. The book is divided into two parts; the first focuses on Kana and the second on Kanji. There are clear instructions on stroke order followed by tracing exercises and plenty of boxes are provided for additional practice. Kanji are gradually introduced in sets and are accompanied by the Japanese readings, examples of usage and radicals.
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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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