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Writing Japanese With Ease: Kanji Stroke-by-Stroke

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Author: Mori Toshiko, Catherine Garnier
Publisher: Assimil Gmbh (2007)
Binding: Vinyl Bound, 272 pages
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Now that you have begun to master spoken Japanese with the two volumes of "Japanese with Ease", and you want to learn how to write this fascinating language, "Writing Japanese with Ease" is the book for you! You will learn the fundamentals of writing the characters of traditional Japan, borrowed from Chinese (Kanji). The book follows the 99 lessons of "Japanese with Ease", presenting the characters in order of appearance throughout the two volumes. The book lists each Kanji with its radical, its number of strokes, the different pronunciations of the character, and - of course - its meaning. For development of your writing skills, the stroke-by-stroke character lay-out will be very useful, teaching you the rules of writing Kanji. Don't miss the useful appendices such as the Table of Radicals, the Index listing Kanji by number of strokes, as well as the dialogue texts of "Japanese with Ease", given in standard written Japanese.
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Minna No Nihongo: Kanji I (English Edition) (Bk. 1)

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Publisher: 3A Corporation, Japan (2001)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 200 pages
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A kanji textbook using various devices to introduce kanji to the beginner in an enjoyable and effective way. By covering the kanji words found in the Main Textbook, and assisting the learner with comprehending the structure of kanji, the burden on the learner is greatly reduced. The 220 target kanji have been selected from Minna no Nihongo I , and the 298 target kanji in book two have been selected from Minna no Nihongo II..
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Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana Book 1

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Author: Mark Spahn, Wolfgang Hadamitzky
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1990)
Binding: Paperback, 312 pages
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Guide to Reading & Writing Japanese (3rd Edition)

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Author: Henk de Groot, Christropher Seeley, Kenneth Hanshall, Florence Sakade
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
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Supplement to Japanese: The Spoken Language PT.1

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Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Yale University Press (1988)
Binding: Paperback, 76 pages
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This text is a Kanji supplement to Book One of the entirely romanized Japanese: The Spoken Language series.
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The Kanji Handbook (Tuttle Language Library)

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Author: Vee David
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2006)
Binding: Hardcover, 1185 pages
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The Kanji Handbook is a revolutionary new learning technique for students of the Japanese language. This innovative book presents the concept and application of "KanjiHybrids," a teaching tool created by the author to help non-Japanese speakers learn Kanji. Simply put, Vee David has linked the 1,945 most commonly used Kanji characters with English words to form one integral unit, a "Kanji Hybrid". Using mnemonics as a learning tool, the author has replaced the first letter of an English word with the Kanji for that word in an effort to help students memorize difficult Kanji characters. Employing learning strategies that will aid students from beginning to advanced levels, The Kanji Handbook is an exciting new entry into the difficult world of Japanese language learning.
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Let's Learn Kanji: An Introduction to Radicals, Components and 250 Very Basic Kanji (Kodansha's Children's Classics)

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Author: Joyce Mitamura, Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha USA (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 272 pages
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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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Beginner's Dictionary of Chinese-Japanese Characters

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Author: Arthur Rose-Innes
Publisher: Dover Publications (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 576 pages
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5,000 most important kanji, plus combinations, arranged by radicals; on, kun, English. Many auxiliary aids. Latest, 1959 edition of indispensable book.
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Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 Textbook

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Author: Hiromi Peterson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui Company (1969)
Binding: Paperback, 548 pages
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In Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 textbook, students expand their horizons by learning to express themselves in a Japanese speaking community. This textbook builds on the lessons learned in Volume 1, reviewing and introducing new topics in a similar format, but at this level, without romanization. In Volume 2, students learn to distinguish between the formal (polite) and informal (more natural) styles of speaking in Japanese through sample dialogues provided at the beginning of every lesson. Review questions at the end of every other lesson test students on lesson topics and oral proficiency. As well as stressing vocabulary rentention through the basic kanji learned in Volume 1, Volume 2 introduces an average of eight new kanji per lesson. The kanji introduced increase in difficulty as the lessons progress. The textbook encourages memorization, as each character is introduced with an explanation in English, followed by an illustration, adding an element of fun. By the end of Volume 2, students can recognize and write 121 kanji, and can communicate in Japanese within a variety of contexts, such as ordering food in Japanese at a restaurant, making sukiyaki, and discussing in Japanese the differences and similarities between American and Japanese high schools. What’s new in the third edition? The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 2 third edition textbook is revised and expanded from previous editions. A new introduction explains how the series meets ACTFL National Content Standards and expectations for the AP* Japanese Language and Culture Exam. The textbook also includes expanded cultural notes and a cumulative glossary that contains vocabulary words from Volumes 1 and 2.
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250 Essential Kanji for Everyday Use, Volume 1

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Author: Junko Ishida, Akiyo Nishino
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (1993)
Binding: Perfect Paperback, 240 pages
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Tackling kanji-the system of Japanese writing based on Chinese characters-is the most challenging aspect of learning the Japanese language. 250 Essential Japanese Kanji Characters Volume 1 and Volume 2 are time-tested books that have now been enhanced and revised using proven methods from the Kanji Text Research Group at the University of Tokyo. Together, these updated volumes incorporate all 410 kanji required for the AP exam, along with practice questions. Each lesson helps you master a new group of kanji, with either an etymology or a memory aid offered to give students a basis for understanding and memorizing the kanji systematically and correctly.
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