Japanese Katakana for Beginners

First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System

Author: Timothy G. Stout

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804845779

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 4973

This is a user–friendly guide to learning Japanese Katakana and includes a set of 46 flash cards Japanese Katakana for Beginners makes learning of beginner kana 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 katakana successfully in the United States and Japan. Picture mnemonics enhance memory by associating the shape and sound of each Japanese kana character with combinations of images and English words already familiar to students. This book is organized into three main sections: The first introduces the basic 46 katakana characters along with writing tips and opportunities to practice writing them. The second teaches the usage rules that allow students to write all Japanese sounds, providing more opportunities for practice. The third strengthens students' skills through a wide range of exercises (word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, visual discrimination, timed recognition quizzes, etc) designed to both increase the knowledge of the Japanese language and reinforce newly acquired writing skills. 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 katakana character along with the picture mnemonic that helps to recognize and remember it.

Japanese Vocabulary Cards

Academic Study Card Set

Author: Visual Education,Visual Education Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781556370922

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 5858

Presents the fundamental vocabulary essential to the study of the Japanese language. English translation on reverse side of cards.

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: 4350

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.

Tuttle Kanji Cards II

Author: Alexander Kask

Publisher: Tuttle Pub

ISBN: 9780804820905

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 566

View: 4314

Flashcards are an excellent tool for learning kanji characters. These carefully designed cards present the second 566 kanji that students of Japanese must learn to further their acquisition of the language. Each card presents all pronunciations, meanings and readings, in short, everything the student needs to master a character.

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: 1166

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.

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

View: 642

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.

My First Hiragana Activity Book

Author: Yuko Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486413365

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7467

Entertaining introduction to simple Japanese words from ahiru (duck) to yubi (finger). 336 ready-to-color illustrations accompany Japanese characters and English transliterations. "

Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 2

(JLPT Level N4 & AP Exam) The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Japanese Kanji

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805313787

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 6658

This is an invaluable study guide and practice book for learning basic Japanese kanji. Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book is intended for beginning students or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise written Japanese. This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. All the kanji and related vocabulary words in this book are those that students are expected to know for Level 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Characters that appear in the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam are flagged. Readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented. The correct method of writing each character is clearly indicated, and practice boxes with strokes that can be traced are provided, along with empty boxes for freehand writing practice. Lots of exercises are included to give students the opportunity to practice writing sentences containing the kanji. Indexes at the back allow you to look up the characters by their readings and English meanings. This kanji book includes: Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each character. Special boxes with grid lines to practice writing characters. Words and phrases using each kanji. Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.

Japanese For Dummies

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118130715

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

View: 1239

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.

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: 2498

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.

Kana Flashcards

Learn and Remember Kana in a Flash With Visual and Verbal Mnemonics

Author: Max Hodges,Tomoko Okazaki,Michael Rowley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974869438

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 100

View: 8518

Each of our Kana Flashcards includes a memorable verbal and visual mnemonic, provided by award-winning illustrator Michael Rowley. Along with stroke-order diagrams and hundreds of vocabulary building example words, Kana Flashcards is sure to become the most desirable product on the market for kana learners.Each stroke-order-diagram includes arrows to indicate stroke direction. Each example word is written in kana on the card front with the English reading and definition on the flipside.Along with the Audio Companion (sold separately), these cards include all the information you need to recognize and remember, to read and write, and to pronounce hiragana and katakana in no time at all.-Master hiragana and katakana with visual and verbal mnemonics.-Learn 450 basic Japanese words.-Includes stroke-by-stroke diagrams.Varnished cards with rounded corners. Boxed with plastic tray and shrink-wrapped.

Kana from Zero!

Learn Japanese Hiragana and Katakana with Integrated Workbook.

Author: George Trombley,Yukari Takenaka

Publisher: Learn from Zero

ISBN: 9780989654586

Category: Japanese language

Page: 222

View: 7844

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

Easy hiragana

first steps to reading and writing basic Japanese

Author: Fujihiko Kaneda,Rika Samidori

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 153

View: 7799

Beginning This step-by-step guide to hiragana includes writing models by award-winning Japanese calligraphers, concise explanations, and numerous exercises to improve students' writing style, build vocabulary, improve pronunciation, and increase knowledge of Japanese language structures, counters, and punctuation.

Colloquial Japanese

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Junko Ogawa,Fumitsugu Enokida

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317306228

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 4323

Colloquial Japanese provides a step-by-step course in Japanese as it is written and spoken today. This new edition has been completely rewritten by experienced teachers; it combines an accessible approach with a thorough treatment of the language, equipping learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Japanese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills jargon-free explanations of grammar, with key structures presented through user-friendly diagrams Coverage of the different writing systems of Japanese: hiragana, katakana and kanji an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, a verb/adjective list with conjugation aid, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Japanese will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Japanese. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills. Supplementary exercise sheets for hiragana, katakana and kanji and two additional units can also be found here. These additonal units cover more advanced features of Japanese and incorporate a wide assortment of supporting exercises. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-Mid on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

UX For Dummies

Author: Kevin P. Nichols,Donald Chesnut

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118852788

Category: Computers

Page: 332

View: 8709

Defines what UX is, why businesses should focus on it, and how to embrace UX best practices.

Let's Learn Japanese Ebook

64 Basic Japanese Words and Their Uses (Downloadable Audio Included)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918891

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9079

A kid friendly introduction to Japanese! Let's Learn Japanese is an introductory Japanese language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, kanji characters, 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 way to learn Japanese. It contains: 64 Japanese flash cards Downloadable audio with recordings of songs, games and activities A wall chart showing the main words and phrases at a glance A learning guide for parents and teachers The flash cards present 64 basic words and phrases representing the full range of sounds in Japanese and organized into thematic categories, including: People Colors Animals Food Body Prts Clothing Going Places Also included in this Japanese for kids 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.

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

View: 4993

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).

The Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

(JLPT All Levels) Remembering and Understanding the 2,136 Standard Characters

Author: Christopher Seely,Kenneth G. Henshall

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805311707

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 704

View: 874

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.

My First Book of Chinese Words

An ABC Rhyming Book

Author: Faye-Lynn Wu

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911838

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9779

My First Book of Chinese Words introduces young children to basic words and concepts in the Chinese language through colorful rhymes and beautiful imagery. It is a book that parents and young children will enjoy reading together. The Chinese words in the book are all common, everyday items, and the rhymes are informative and fun for children. The goal of My First Book of Chinese Words is to familiarize children with the basic sounds and written characters of Chinese, to introduce core concepts of Chinese culture and to illustrate the ways in which Chinese sounds differ from English ones. Teachers and parents will welcome the cultural notes at the back of the book and appreciate how the book is organized using a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Chinese characters (both Simplified and Traditional) as well as Romanized Pinyin for easy pronunciation. With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon join the more than one billion people worldwide who speak Chinese!