Japanese for Beginners

Learning Conversational Japanese - Second Edition (Includes Downloadable Audio)

Author: Sachiko Toyozato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918840

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Japanese for Beginners is a straightforward learning guide which enables beginners to pick up a function knowledge of spoken Japanese very quickly and easily. This complete Japanese language package has helped many thousands of people learn to speak colloquial Japanese. It is designed for busy people who wish to pick up a working knowledge of Japanese on their own in just a few days, rather than a few years. Japanese for Beginners makes this possible by providing a firm grounding in grammar and sentence structure using dialogues and vocabulary that reflect authentic Japanese situations and manga comic strips to emphasize contemporary culture and humor. Key features of Japanese for Beginners: Practical Japanese phrases help you converse with ease. Comic strips (Japanese manga) and dialogues bring Japanese to life. Exercises help you to practice speaking and listening. Drills and exercises are included in each chapter to help you practice the sentence patterns and vocabulary. About this new edition: Japanese for Beginners is now expanded to include IT, Social Media, mobile phone conversations and texting!
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Tuttle Japanese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Japanese (MP3 Audio CD Included)

Author: Sachiko Toyozato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805309063

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 1904

Japanese for Beginners is a straightforward learning guide which enables beginners to pick up a function knowledge of spoken Japanese very quickly and easily. Specifically designed to teach spoken Japanese as it is used in daily life rather than in a formal setting, Japanese for Beginners is perfect for a tourist or business person traveling to Japan or a student who wants to learn Japanese rapidly and effectively. Up-to-date and concise, it features the most well respected and proven approach available. Full lessons break down the more difficult aspects of the Japanese language such as pronunciation and grammar, while the MP3 and audio CD allows for listening comprehension and practice. The writing element focuses on the easy-to-read Latin script (romanji) rather than on the more difficult Japanese script (kanji and kana), cutting down on the time it takes between starting the book and being able to speak Japanese. Key features of Japanese for Beginners include: Practical Japanese phrases help you converse with ease. Comic strips (Japanese manga) and dialogues bring Japanese to life. Exercises help you to practice speaking and listening. MP3 audio CD features native Japanese speakers to help you pronounce Japanese like a pro. Thousands of people need to communicate in Japanese for practical reasons, but don't have the time or opportunity to devote the many years it takes to study Japanese formally. By providing a firm grounding in Japanese sentence structure, using dialogues that reflect authentic Japanese culture and comic strips that emphasize conversations and humor, Tuttle Japanese for Beginners will soon have you on your way to becoming conversational in Japanese. When you consider that the Japanese language is spoken by 125 million people worldwide, and Japan is the world's third largest economy, the advantages of speaking Japanese become clear!
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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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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

View: 1443

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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Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners

First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System [Downloadable Content Included]

Author: Timothy G. Stout

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901018

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 3821

The method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully. The Japanese language has two basic writing systems, hiragana and katakana, in addition to the one that uses Chinese characters or Kanji. This handy book teaches you a new mnemonics–based method to read and write the basic 92 hiragana and katakana characters. Along with its sister book: Japanese Kanji for Beginners it provides a complete introduction to written Japanese. Memorable picture mnemonics help you to learn the characters by associating their shapes and sounds with combinations of images and English words already familiar to you. Clear examples and entertaining exercises offer opportunities to read, write, use and practice all 46 basic hiragana and 46 basic katakana characters, plus the remaining kana that stand for more complex sounds. Polish your knowledge with word searches, crossword puzzles, fill–in–the–blanks, timed recognition quizzes, and other interesting activities. The downloadable audio allows you to print out your own flash cards (featuring the same mnemonic images taught in the book) to help you review and practice, even while you're on the go.
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Japanese for Fun

A Practical Approach to Learning Japanese Quickly (Downloadable Audio Included)

Author: Taeko Kamiya

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913709

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 3725

This is a concise guide to learning beginner Japanese and includes an accompanying audio CD This pocket book is intended for people who want to learn the basics of the Japanese language quickly. Whenever you have a few minutes—waiting in a hotel lobby, riding on a train, or whatever—open this book and you can learn phrases you'll use again and again during your stay in Japan. The book is divided into twenty–one chapters, each covering a specific topic. Each chapter includes the following three sections: Words & Expressions: This section introduces words and expressions needed in specific situations. Vocabulary is presented systematically for quick and easy understanding. Expressions in Context: This shows how to use in context the words and expressions given in the preceding section. Gives you confidence in using new words in original sentences. Additional Words & Expressions: This section enables you to create many new sentences using the patterns just learned. There's no need to memorize all the words or phrases presented here: concentrate on just those you want to use. To use this book, start by reading the first three chapters of the book. These introduce many of the most commonly used words and phrases and familiarize you with the basic sentence structures. After Chapter 3, go straight to any chapter that interests you. If you want to know what to say on the phone, read Chapter 14: if you have to take a train, a few minutes with Chapter 6 should enable you to reach your destination quickly and conveniently. Although this book contains over three hundred carefully selected words and expressions, there is very little grammar included and there is no need for hours of rote memorization. All that is required is a few minutes of your time.
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Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji

(JLPT Levels N5 & N4) The Innovative Method for Learning the 500 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters (With CD-ROM)

Author: Glen Nolan Grant

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805311684

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 6109

This book enables you to recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanji easily—and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily! This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese characters—teaching you how to recognize the Kanji easily and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese and write Japanese requires knowing hundreds of Kanji. Traditionally, the ability to learn Kanji characters was accomplished purely by rote memorization. This method is extremely slow, tedious and time-consuming. The new science of mnemonics has changed all that. By associating an easily-remembered visual image and story with each Kanji, the learner is able to commit the characters to long-term memory far more easily and quickly than ever before. mnemonics also dramatically helps students to write kanji as well. This revolutionary new method has been tried by many thousands of students, and it really works! Using a systematic building–block approach to written Japanese, this beginner kanji book also shows you how more complicated characters are constructed from simpler elements. And similar mnemonic strategies are provided for learning the different pronunciations or "readings" of the characters. The CD–ROM that is included provides audio recordings by Japanese native speakers to perfect your pronunciation. It also provides a unique interactive software program showing you how to write each character and allowing you to write it yourself on screen! This book can be used by anyone, and requires no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It can be used in conjunction with any Japanese textbook to learn the important Kanji characters upon which the language is based. Key features of this book include: Drawings and stories to create mental associations for the characters that stick in the brain and allow you to recall their meanings and readings. A CD–ROM software program showing you how to write each kanji character Native speaker audio recordings for all the Kanji characters, vocabulary and sample sentences. Sample sentences to expand your vocabulary by showing you how the Kanji are actually used. Extensive review exercises to reinforce what you've learned. User–friendly indexes allowing you to look–up the Kanji and use the book like a Kanji dictionary. The 500 Kanji characters provided in this book include all the characters needed for the AP and JLPT Level 4 and 5 exams–giving you access to approximately 80 percent of all the Kanji characters you encounter in Japan!
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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: 9232

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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PONS Schreiben üben Japanisch

ihr praktisches Schrifttraining

Author: Katja Heere

Publisher: PONS

ISBN: 9783125613096

Category:

Page: 128

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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: 8604

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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Japanese Hiragana for Beginners

Author: Timothy G. Stout

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805308776

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 8263

Uses picture mnemonics to make character learning quick and effective
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Speak Japanese Today

A Self-Study Course for Learning Everyday Spoken Japanese

Author: Taeko Kamiya

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805311158

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 9589

This self-study book is a perfect choice for learning Japanese quickly. Speak Japanese Today is ideal for students, business people and travelers. It offers the option to learn beginner Japanese in a short time without compromising on quality. Beginning Japanese learners are often intimidated by the oddly shaped Japanese Characters (kanji and kana) and exotic-sounding pronunciations, but Speak Japanese Today breaks down the Japanese language and presents it to you in twenty short and concise lessons and two review chapters that are specially designed to be absorbed quickly and stay in your long-term memory. Only the most commonly spoken Japanese translations of key phrases are included, allowing you to maximize your time. Included in this book are: Everyday key vocabulary. Real-life dialogs—taken from actual Japanese speakers!. Important and useful grammar points. Extensive review exercises. An expanded appendix including pronunciation charts and grammar rules. Japanese to English and English to Japanese indexes for quick word look-up and reference.
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Beginning Japanese Workbook

Practice Conversational Japanese, Grammar, Kanji & Kana

Author: Michael L. Kluemper,Lisa Berkson,Nathan Patton

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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Don't let yourself become overwhelmed by the Japanese language! Now there is a way to get the most out of your time spent learning Japanese. This companion workbook to Beginning Japanese is the perfect guide for practicing basic conversational Japanese and written Japanese. Beginning Japanese Workbook includes: Dialogues for contextual learning and practice. Translation exercises to reinforce Japanese characters (kanji and kana). Written Japanese (kana, and kanji) practice to create your own sentences. Plentiful comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar exercises throughout the book. An engaging story line, useful for practicing reading as well staying engaged and interested in the learning process. Developed by Japanese language experts and experienced high-school Japanese teachers, it includes practice activities for reading, writing, speaking, listening and understanding Japanese. The activities are varied and interesting, mirroring the book, and they help you polish every aspect of your Japanese language skills. Written activities center around practicing writing kanji, hiragana, and katakana in the context of the textbook. Whether you're learning Japanese for fun, preparing for a Japanese proficiency exam, want to achieve AP or IB level competency, or just want to get an A in Japanese class, the Beginning Japanese series is your key to becoming a confident Japanese-speaker. All exercises are designed to be used along with the Beginning Japanese textbook but can also be used independently to supplement any other Japanese language textbook.
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I'm Learning Japanese!

A Language Adventure for Young People

Author: Christian Galan

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462916554

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9077

This is a fun and entertaining beginner level children's Japanese language book (9 years old and up) that is also appropriate for adults. I'm learning Japanese takes a light–hearted approach to the Japanese language by using fun anime–style manga characters to teach Japanese. However, it does not scrimp on content and covers everything from Japanese kanji, kana and grammar to Japanese culture and customs. The book starts out with the main characters, Emily, Nico and Teo sitting on the grass after school, minding their own business, when—unbelievable!—a giant talking fox dressed in a kimono appears. Explaining that he knows magic, speaks 3,000 languages and is respected as a sensei (master), he wonders if the three kids are ready to learn Japanese from him. During the next 128 amusing pages the three friends learn to speak Japanese, read Japanese and write japanese…along with taking breaks to try Japanese hot-spring baths, sumo wrestling, Zen meditation and more. Focusing on exactly what the 9 to 13-year-old learner wants to know, this book is carefully set up to allow them to learn Japanese independently, at their own speed, without an adult's help. Every page of I'm Learning Japanese! is in full color and the illustrated comic book-approach, with its speech bubbles and funny side remarks, makes the learning seem to fly. It gives preteens a fun grounding in the language, and one that's accurate and practical. Nothing they learn here is "watered down" or will ever need to be unlearned, should they continue on with their Japanese language studies in school or later in life.
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Essential Japanese Vocabulary

Learn to Avoid Common (and Embarrassing!) Mistakes: Learn Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively

Author: Akira Miura

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910106

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 6133

This is a clear, simple and compact guide to colloquial, everyday Japanese. Acquire basic proficiency in spoken Japanese. A streamlined, efficient approach. Perfect for self–learners or classroom use. Includes kanji and kana. Essential Japanese Vocabulary teaches all the Japanese grammar you need to speak and understand simple spoken Japanese. Covering only what is essential, it provides and efficient way for learners who have limited time to gain basic proficiency and begin to communicate naturally with Japanese language speakers. Intended for both self–study and classroom use the guide offers a practical course in colloquial Japanese, but leaves aside forms that are unnecessary or little used as well as those that are more important for written Japanese. In short chapters, it helps the user understand the logic of Japanese grammar, while its straightforward explanations and clear examples make learning as easy as possible. The book includes a glossary of grammatical terms and an index, as well as appendixes on Japanese pronunciation and verb conjugation. In a focused and convenient approach, Essential Japanese Vocabulary is an indispensable tool for beginners just starting to learn Japanese or a handy aid for more experience learners who wish to refresh their knowledge.
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Japanese Origami for Beginners Kit

20 Classic Origami Models: Origami Book with Downloadable Bonus Content: Great for Kids and Adults!

Author: Vanda Battaglia,Francesco Decio

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917704

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Make simple and fun paper craft models with this easy origami book and paper kit. The ancient art of origami originated in Japan, where it is steeped in traditional values. The 20 models presented in this kit include many with strong symbolic meanings, such as the carp, the frog and the crane, which symbolize longevity, good luck and perseverance. Also included in this kit are paper models which have practical uses, such as a bag in which to store spices or powdered medications, the masu box for containing small gifts, and uniquely shaped notes with elaborate closures. The more playful side of origami is represented as well: the stylized sumo wrestler with realistic moves has entertained Japanese children for centuries, and the paper Samurai hat is fun to play with. This origami kit contains: A full color, 96 page book Step-by-step folding instructions 20 classic origami projects Instructional VD with 100 minutes of video instruction Origami is an ideal activity for children since paper folding develops dexterity and creativity. Origami is also a craft based on a few fundamental 3D folding techniques, so Japanese Origami for Beginners Kit is a useful starting point for fans of all ages and abilities. Although this book is aimed at origami beginners, it contains projects suitable for origami fans of all ages and abilities and is the perfect book for all those who enjoy making things with their hands.
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Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards (CD)

[Includes 64 Flash Cards, Downloadable Audio , Wall Chart & Learning Guide]

Author: Timothy G. Stout

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915361

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Japanese! The Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Japanese in a fun and easy way. The flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive learning experience. The set contains a total of 64 words organized into thematic categories, including: My Family, Colors, Numbers, Animals, Food, My Body, Clothes, and My Day. All of the words are illustrated—the pictures serve as effective visual aids to help children learn and remember each word's meaning. Words often reflect cultural objects and items and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for a little more variety. Also included in this ebook is downloadable audio which provides native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences for practice—sentences that children would use in everyday life. Songs and other activities are also included on the free downloadable audio. Finally, the ebook also includes a wall chart featuring the front of each card for kids to review and a learning guide for teachers and/or parents with tips, activities and more! Once these 64 words are mastered and the child yearns for more, check out Tuttle's MORE Japanese for Kids Flash Cards kit (978-4-8053-0905-6).
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Basic Japanese

Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Fully Revised & Expanded with Manga, Audio Download & a Dictionary)

Author: Samuel E. Martin,Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919286

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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An introduction to Japanese through authentic, commonly-used sentences. This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or self-study. It adopts a very different approach from other Japanese language books—teaching you the underlying sentence structures and patterns of Japanese along with essential vocabulary and phrases so you can attain basic fluency quickly. The emphasis is on acquiring a working knowledge of simple, everyday Japanese sentences. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the way Japanese is spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added to each dialogue along with the latest jargon for the internet, social media, cellphones, and IT, and a bidirectional dictionary is included at the back. Each self-contained lesson presents a simple four-step method: Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with a few simple sentences. Essential vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the downloadable audiok. Step 2: Communication Notes: A detailed discussion of each sentence follows to assist you in understanding the underlying structure and how to form new sentences based on the same pattern. Step 3: Everyday Conversations: Authentic dialogues with manga illustrations and native-speaker recordings show you how people communicate naturally in Japan today through simple, everyday interactions. Step 4: Exercises: Several sets of easy exercises help reinforce your understanding of the key points presented in the lesson and review what you have learned so you can move on to the next lesson.
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Easy Japanese

A Direct Learning Approach for Immediate Communication (Japanese Phrasebook)

Author: Samuel E. Martin

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913083

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 685

This user-friendly Japanese language book is a complete course, pocket dictionary and Japanese phrasebook in one. Easy Japanese is designed for Japanese language beginners who are planning a visit to Japan or already living there and wish to learn spoken Japanese quickly and easily—on their own or with a teacher. This book introduces all the basics of the spoken language with an emphasis on practical daily conversations and vocabulary. It enables you to begin communicating effectively right away. Key features of Easy Japanese include: Structured, progressive lessons Focuses on daily communication Native-speaker audio recordings All dialogues are highly practical and authentic and illustrated with manga illustrations for easy memorization. Useful notes and explanations about the Japanese writing system, pronunciation and accent, greetings and requests, sentence structure, vocabulary, verb conjugations, honorific forms, idiomatic expressions and Japanese etiquette dos and don'ts are provided throughout the book. A useful Japanese dictionary of commonly-used words and phrases is included at the back.
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250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 1

Revised Edition (JLPT Level N5) The Japanese Characters Needed to Learn Japanese and Ace the Japanese Language Proficiency Test

Author: Kanji Text Research Group Univ of Tokyo,

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462912583

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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"This is the best kanji book available today. Designed for beginners with a basic knowledge of Japanese to use in the classroom on for self–study."—Modern Language Journal Everyday tasks like finding a street address or buying a train ticket can be an ordeal in Japan if you don't read kanji–the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters. A group of teachers from the prestigious University of Tokyo have pooled their talents to create 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters in two volumes: a practical way to learn the kanji most frequently used in daily life in Japan. Each lesson helps you master a new group of kanji, using an extremely effective approach that focuses on you, the learner, taking an active part. Introductory Quizzes introduce everyday situations where you encounter kanji. Vocabulary sections help you understand the readings and meanings of the kanji. New Character Charts teach you new kanji systematically—for each character you'll learn its meanings, its basic on–kun readings, its stroke order, common compounds, and derivations. Practice sections help you improve your skills in recognizing and using the kanji. Advanced Placement Exam Practice Questions for each lesson follow the format of the College Boards Japanese Language and Culture examination.
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