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Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that can be used along with a Japanese language textbook or as a stand-alone resource to learn the Japanese alphabet (kana).

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. For students learning Japanese who wish to understand the basics of reading and writing Japanese kanji and kana, Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana, a best-selling book since 1990, is a favorite tool of students and teachers worldwide. 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.

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.

Interspersed among the practice pages are regular review sections containing reading and writing exercises designed to help the reader consolidate the meaning and usage of newly introduced characters. This is essential to read Japanese as well as to write Japanese. Additional practice sections at the end of each chapter and at the end of the book provide fun exercises, quizzes, and extended reading and writing practice to help beginning Japanese language students take their first steps toward attaining fluency in reading and writing Japanese. This workbook is a perfect companion to Tuttle Publishing's Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners or any other Japanese textbook on the market and is an essential reference tool to learn Japanese.

This 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.

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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Learning Hiragana and Katakanaandlt;/iandgt; is a systematic and comprehensive workbook that can be used along with a Japanese language textbook or as a stand-alone resource to learn the Japanese alphabet (andlt;iandgt;kanaandlt;/iandgt;).andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Japanese has 3 writing systems, all used together: hiragana, katakana and kanji. andlt;iandgt;Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakanaandlt;/iandgt; helps newcomers learn how to use the first two systems' basic 92 characters to read, write and communicate. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations. Complete with a detailed pronunciation guide, this volume will prove invaluable for beginning students or those accustomed to romanized Japanese (andlt;iandgt;romanjiandlt;/iandgt;). This workbook is a perfect companion to Tuttle Publishing's andlt;iandgt;Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginnersandlt;/iandgt; or any other Japanese textbook on the market.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;This workbook includes:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two kana systems.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Ample provision for kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levelsandlt;/iandgt;andlt;liandgt;Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of Japanese kana, and the various kana combinations.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Japanese pronunciation guidance for all basic sounds.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

Synopsis:

Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive overview of the two kana systems needed to read and write Japanese. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations. Complete with a detailed pronunciation guide, this volume will prove invaluable for beginning students or those accustomed to romanized Japanese.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Kenneth G. Henshallandlt;/bandgt; is a graduate of the universities of London (BA), Sydney (PhD), and Adelaide (Dip Ed), and is now a professor of Japanese at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Tetsuo Takagakiandlt;/bandgt; is a graduate of the universities of Wakayama (BA) and San Francisco State (MA). He is the author of several publications on Japanese language and linguistics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804838153
Subtitle:
A Workbook for Self-Study
Author:
Takagaki, Tetsuo
Author:
Henshall, Kenneth G.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
General Foreign Language Study
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japanese kanji; Japanese kana; kanji and kana; writing japanese; reading japanese
Subject:
Japanese kanji; Japanese kana; kanji and kana; writing japanese; reading japanese; japanese alphabet; japanese book
Subject:
japanese language; japnese books; Japanese kanji; Japanese kana; kanji and kana; writing japanese; reading japanese; japanese alphabet; japanese book
Subject:
Japanese kanji ; Japanese kana ; Japanese hira and kata
Subject:
katakana ; Japanese book ; Japanese language
Subject:
Japanese characters ; learn Japanese ; write japanese ;
Subject:
japanese langauge; japanese kanji; Japanese kana
Subject:
reading japanese ; japanese books
Subject:
learn japanese; japanese langauge; japanese kanji; Japanese kana
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2nd Edition, Second Edition
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20140805
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandamp;w drawings
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 17 oz

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Product details 128 pages Tuttle Publishing - Japanese Grammar 9780804838153 Reviews:
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"Synopsis" by , andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Learning Hiragana and Katakanaandlt;/iandgt; is a systematic and comprehensive workbook that can be used along with a Japanese language textbook or as a stand-alone resource to learn the Japanese alphabet (andlt;iandgt;kanaandlt;/iandgt;).andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Japanese has 3 writing systems, all used together: hiragana, katakana and kanji. andlt;iandgt;Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakanaandlt;/iandgt; helps newcomers learn how to use the first two systems' basic 92 characters to read, write and communicate. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations. Complete with a detailed pronunciation guide, this volume will prove invaluable for beginning students or those accustomed to romanized Japanese (andlt;iandgt;romanjiandlt;/iandgt;). This workbook is a perfect companion to Tuttle Publishing's andlt;iandgt;Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginnersandlt;/iandgt; or any other Japanese textbook on the market.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;This workbook includes:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two kana systems.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Ample provision for kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levelsandlt;/iandgt;andlt;liandgt;Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of Japanese kana, and the various kana combinations.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Japanese pronunciation guidance for all basic sounds.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;
"Synopsis" by , Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive overview of the two kana systems needed to read and write Japanese. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations. Complete with a detailed pronunciation guide, this volume will prove invaluable for beginning students or those accustomed to romanized Japanese.
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