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Read Japanese Today: A New Approach to Mastering Written Japaneseby Len Walsh
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Far from being a complex and mysterious script, Japanese writing is actually a simple and fascinating pictographic system, easily understood and readily mastered. The Japanese language need no longer baffle visitors to Japan. With the new approach illustrated in this concise and entertaining book, you will be able to read 300 of the most common and useful characters in just a few hours, whether you have or do not have any knowledge of the grammar or the spoken language. Make your stay in Japan more than just a superficial tour- Read Japanese Today.
Clearly shows how Japanese characters evolved, allowing readers to master the 300 most common kanji.
A story like approach to a difficult language
Japanese characters, called kanji, often intimidate potential students of the language with their complex and mysterious appearance. Read Japanese Today is a comprehensible and storylike approach to an often difficult language. Intended for people on the go, this book will teach you to recognize and read the 400 most commonly used Japanese kanji characters.
Completely revised and expanded and featuring 25 percent more kanji than previous editions, Read Japanese Today is a fun way to demystify the beautiful language of Japan.
About the Author
Len Walsh has studied and taught Japanese in both the United States and Japan.
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