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Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji: The Innovative Method for Learning the 500 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters

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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanjiandlt;/iandgt; helps students recognize and remember the meanings and pronunciations of 500 essential kanji.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Perfect for Japanese language students or enthusiasts, this book is vital for maximizing your ability to read Japanese, write Japanese, and remember Japanese characters. Kanji, along with kana (andlt;iandgt;hiragana and katakanaandlt;/iandgt;), make up the written Japanese alphabet. Kanji, being comprised solely of characters (andlt;iandgt;Japanese symbolsandlt;/iandgt;), are usually considered the most difficult to learn of the three. In order to learn Kanji easily, Japanese words are taught using techniques based on the psychology of language learning and memory. Key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and a systematic building-block approach that shows how more complicated characters are constructed from more basic elements. A strategy for remembering the pronunciations of the characters is another way andlt;iandgt;Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanjiandlt;/iandgt; has revolutionized the way people learn Kanji.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Although this is a book for serious students of Japanese, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Japanese characters, without any prior knowledge of Japanese. It can also be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Japanese language.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Key features of this book:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Unique drawings and storiesandlt;/bandgt; enable the reader to create mental associations that stick in the brain and allow you to recall the meanings and sounds of the characters.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Sample sentencesandlt;/bandgt; using common words and compounds expand your vocabulary by showing each kanji used in context.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Stroke-order diagramsandlt;/bandgt; show the correct way to write the character.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Chapter and cumulative review exercisesandlt;/bandgt; help to reinforce what you've learned.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Userand#8211;friendly Indexandlt;/bandgt; allows for the book to be used as a Kanji dictionary.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;Contents of the CDand#8211;ROM:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Stroke order animationsandlt;/bandgt; for all kanji characters.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;bandgt;Native speaker audio recordingsandlt;/bandgt; for all:andlt;olandgt;andlt;liandgt; Kanji characters.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Common words and compounds.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Sample sentences.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/olandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;A practical self-study text with a clear, concise, and appealing layout, andlt;iandgt;Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanjiandlt;/iandgt; gives you approximately 80 percent of the Kanji characters you will encounter in daily life, from newspapers to street signs making reading Japanese easy!

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andlt;bandgt;This book enables you to easily recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanjiand#8212;and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily! andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese charactersand#8212;teaching you how to easily recognize the Kanji and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese and write Japanese requires knowing hundreds of Kanji. Traditionally, the ability to learn Kanji characters was accomplished purely by rote memorization. This method is extremely slow, tedious and timeand#8211;consuming. The new science of mnemonics has changed all that. By associating an easilyand#8211;remembered visual image and story with each Kanji, the learner is able to commit the characters to longand#8211;term memory far more easily and quickly than ever before. mnemonics also dramatically helps students to write kanji as well. This revolutionary new method has been tried by many thousands of students and it really works!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Using a systematic buildingand#8211;block approach to written Japanese, this beginner kanji book also shows you how more complicated characters are constructed from simpler elements. And similar mnemonic strategies are provided for learning the different pronunciations or "readings" of the characters. The CDand#8211;ROM that is included provides audio recordings by Japanese native speakers to perfect your pronunciation. It also provides a unique interactive software program showing you how to write each character and allowing you to write it yourself on screen!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This book can be used by anyone, and requires no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It can be used in conjunction with any Japanese textbook to learn the important Kanji characters upon which the language is based.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Key features of this book include:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Drawings and stories to create mental associations for the characters that stick in the brain and allow you to recall their meanings and readings. A CDand#8211;ROM software program showing you how to write each kanji characterandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Native speaker audio recordings for all the Kanji characters, vocabulary and sample sentences.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Sample sentences to expand your vocabulary by showing you how the Kanji are actually used.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Extensive review exercises to reinforce what you've learned.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Userand#8211;friendly indexes allowing you to lookand#8211;up the Kanji and use the book like a Kanji dictionary.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The 500 Kanji characters provided in this book include all the characters needed for the AP and JLPT Level 4 and 5 examsand#8211;giving you access to approximately 80 percent of all the Kanji characters you encounter in Japan!

Synopsis:

Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji helps students recognize and remember the meanings and pronunciations of 520 essential kanji. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. Key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and a systematic building-block approach that shows how more complicated characters are constructed from more basic elements. A strategy for remembering the pronunciations of the characters is another way Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji differs from other kanji-learning guides.

Although Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji is a book for serious learners of Japanese, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Japanese characters, without any prior knowledge of Japanese. It can also be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Japanese language.

Key features of this book:

  • Unique drawings and stories enable the reader to create mental associations that stick in the brain and allow you to recall the meanings and sounds of the characters

  • Sample sentences using common words and compounds expand your vocabulary by showing each kanji used in context

  • Stroke-order diagrams show the correct way to write the character

  • Chapter and cumulative review exercises help to reinforce what you've learned

  • Bonus DVD includes stroke-order animations and pronunciations for all kanji, compounds and sample sentences

A practical guide with a clear, concise, and appealing layout, Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji gives you approximately 80 percent of the characters you will encounter in daily life, from newspapers to street signs.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Glen Nolan Grantandlt;/bandgt; is an acclaimed translator of Japanese. He has traveled extensively, visiting over 60 countries and learning to speak six languages. He became attracted to the Japanese writing system while living in Japan, and after hearing that many consider Japanese to be the most difficult written language in the world, he took on the challenge of finding a way to make learning it easier. andlt;iandgt;Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanjiandlt;/iandgt; is the result of that challenge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805311684
Subtitle:
The Innovative Method for Learning the 500 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters (CD-ROM Included)
Author:
Grant, Glen Nolan
Author:
Lin, Ya-Wei
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japanese kanji; beginner kanji; writing kanji; writing japanese; reading japanese
Subject:
Japanese kanji; beginner kanji; writing kanji; writing japanese; reading japanese; kanji book; japanese book
Subject:
japanese langauge; Japanese kanji; beginner kanji; writing kanji; writing japanese; reading japanese; kanji book; japanese books
Subject:
japanese language; Japanese kanji; beginner kanji; write kanji; written japanese; reading japanese; kanji book; japanese books
Subject:
japanese language; Japanese kanji; learn japanese; learn kanji; beginner kanji; write kanji; written japanese; reading japanese; kanji book; japanese books
Subject:
japanese language ; Japanese kanji ; learn japanese
Subject:
write kanji ; written japanese ; reading japanese ;
Edition Description:
Paperback with disc
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20130409
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
CD-ROM includes stroke-order and pronoun
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , andlt;bandgt;This book enables you to easily recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanjiand#8212;and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily! andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese charactersand#8212;teaching you how to easily recognize the Kanji and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese and write Japanese requires knowing hundreds of Kanji. Traditionally, the ability to learn Kanji characters was accomplished purely by rote memorization. This method is extremely slow, tedious and timeand#8211;consuming. The new science of mnemonics has changed all that. By associating an easilyand#8211;remembered visual image and story with each Kanji, the learner is able to commit the characters to longand#8211;term memory far more easily and quickly than ever before. mnemonics also dramatically helps students to write kanji as well. This revolutionary new method has been tried by many thousands of students and it really works!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Using a systematic buildingand#8211;block approach to written Japanese, this beginner kanji book also shows you how more complicated characters are constructed from simpler elements. And similar mnemonic strategies are provided for learning the different pronunciations or "readings" of the characters. The CDand#8211;ROM that is included provides audio recordings by Japanese native speakers to perfect your pronunciation. It also provides a unique interactive software program showing you how to write each character and allowing you to write it yourself on screen!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This book can be used by anyone, and requires no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It can be used in conjunction with any Japanese textbook to learn the important Kanji characters upon which the language is based.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;bandgt;Key features of this book include:andlt;/bandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Drawings and stories to create mental associations for the characters that stick in the brain and allow you to recall their meanings and readings. A CDand#8211;ROM software program showing you how to write each kanji characterandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Native speaker audio recordings for all the Kanji characters, vocabulary and sample sentences.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Sample sentences to expand your vocabulary by showing you how the Kanji are actually used.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Extensive review exercises to reinforce what you've learned.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Userand#8211;friendly indexes allowing you to lookand#8211;up the Kanji and use the book like a Kanji dictionary.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The 500 Kanji characters provided in this book include all the characters needed for the AP and JLPT Level 4 and 5 examsand#8211;giving you access to approximately 80 percent of all the Kanji characters you encounter in Japan!
"Synopsis" by , Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji helps students recognize and remember the meanings and pronunciations of 520 essential kanji. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. Key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and a systematic building-block approach that shows how more complicated characters are constructed from more basic elements. A strategy for remembering the pronunciations of the characters is another way Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji differs from other kanji-learning guides.

Although Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji is a book for serious learners of Japanese, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Japanese characters, without any prior knowledge of Japanese. It can also be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Japanese language.

Key features of this book:

  • Unique drawings and stories enable the reader to create mental associations that stick in the brain and allow you to recall the meanings and sounds of the characters

  • Sample sentences using common words and compounds expand your vocabulary by showing each kanji used in context

  • Stroke-order diagrams show the correct way to write the character

  • Chapter and cumulative review exercises help to reinforce what you've learned

  • Bonus DVD includes stroke-order animations and pronunciations for all kanji, compounds and sample sentences

A practical guide with a clear, concise, and appealing layout, Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji gives you approximately 80 percent of the characters you will encounter in daily life, from newspapers to street signs.

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