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Let's Learn Katakana: Second Book of Basic Japanese Writing

By lee.2951 - Posted on 14 April 2009 - Update on 08 November 2010

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Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha USA (1986)
Binding: Paperback, 88 pages
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 all the exercises that allow the student to master katakana by the time the book has been finished. Let's Learn Katakana 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.