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andlt;bandgt;This is a handy reference book designed as an essential companion to the study of written Japanese.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; A best-seller trusted by beginning and intermediate students since 1959 and now in its third edition, this affordable study guide includes all 1,945 current joyo kanji. Detailed entries for all 1,009 "essential" kanji include stroke order, meanings, and pronunciation. The book is divided into two sections: The first section presents the 1,006 Essential characters prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education to be taught during the six years of Japanese elementary school. These characters are given with their most frequent readings (both andlt;iandgt;onandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;kunandlt;/iandgt;) and definitions, along with example of their use in compounds to form everyday words. Each character is also accompanied by a strokeand#8211;order diagram demonstrating the proper way to write it . The second section presents the 1,945 General Use characters (including the 1,006 Essential characters) adopted by law to be used in publications for a general readership. These characters are listed with their readings and definitions, or with cross reference to the first section of the book if they already appear there. The student's ability to read Japanese and write Japanese are reinforced without.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A chart for writing of the andlt;iandgt;katakanaandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;hiraganaandlt;/iandgt; syllabaries is also included, as well as a complete index of readings of all the characters and compounds in the book. Mastering the Japanese characters presented in the book will enable students to read the vast majority of Japanese newspapers and magazines.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This book contains:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; The 1,006 Essential characters arranged by grade.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; The 1,945 General Use characters arranged by stroke order.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Full range of readings and English definitions.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Stroke counts and stroke and#8211;order diagrams.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Compounds and derivatives.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; andlt;iandgt;Katakanaandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;hiraganaandlt;/iandgt; syllabaries.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; An index of readings.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;Long the most trusted guide to written Japanese, you will soon find andlt;iandgt;A guide to Reading and Writing Japaneseandlt;/iandgt; to be an indispensable tool in your studies of the Japanese language.

Synopsis:

Covers all General Use characters as determined by Japanese Ministry of Education

Synopsis:

This work covers all the 1945 characters in the "General Use" set of Japanese characters, with particularly detailed coverage of the 1009 essential characters that Japanese children must learn in the first six years of grade school.

Synopsis:

A thoroughly revised edition of this classic, best-selling learning and reference work

Synopsis:

This is an essential study tool for students seeking to learn Japanese and dramatically improve their ability to read and write kanji and kana.

Students have been reading and writing the Japanese language for centuries, and they build their knowledge most successfully when they rely on a trusted resource. Today's most trusted—and readily available—resource is A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese. This classic, best-selling learning and reference work, trusted by beginning and intermediate students of Japanese is the best way to learn kanji and kana, and is now being offered as a fourth, thoroughly revised and up-to-date edition.

Having a knowledge of the full set of General Use characters is the key to mastering everyday Japanese and will allow students to read and write Japanese up to the level of a typical Japanese newspaper with ease and confidence.

Key features on this revised edition include:

  • The most recent changes prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education.
  • Covers all the 2,136 characters in the 'General Use' / Joyo Kanji set.
  • Special codes indicate the kanji required for the JLPT and AP exams.
  • Full range of Japanese character readings and English definitions
  • Stroke counts, sroke–order diagrams, and compounds.
  • Essential Japanese characters are presented according to the new arrangement by grade, based on their frequency of usage rather than their complexity.
  • Numerous examples are given of the kanji compounds and derivatives used to form everyday words in Japanese.

Synopsis:

A best-seller trusted by beginning and intermediate students since 1959 and now in its third edition, this affordable study guide includes all 1,945 current joyo kanji. Detailed entries for all 1,009 "essential" kanji include stroke order, meanings, and pronunciation.

About the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente has written over 20 books on living in Japan and learning Japanese. This new edition of Instant Japanese has been revised by Henk de Groot and Yasuko Tsuji of the Department of Asian Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

* Introduction

* The 1,009 Essential characters arranged by grade

* The full set of 1,945 General Use Characters arranged by stroke order

* Katakana and hiragana syllabaries

* Index of readings

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804833653
Subtitle:
Third Edition
Author:
Sakade, Florence
Author:
ank De Groot
Author:
De Groot, Hank
Author:
H
Author:
Groot, Henk
Author:
Seeley, Christopher
Author:
Ikeda, Janet
Author:
Henshall, Kenneth G.
Author:
Hank De Groot
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Boston, MA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
Japanese language
Subject:
Chinese characters
Subject:
General Foreign Language Study
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
intermediate japanese; write japanese; read japanese; learn japanese; japanese textbook;
Subject:
intermediate japanese; write japanese; read japanese; learn japanese; japanese textbook; japanese book; kanji; kana; hiragana and katakana; kanji and kana; kanji book; kana book; kanji and kana book
Subject:
japanese language; intermediate japanese; write japanese; read japanese; learn japanese; japanese textbook; japanese book; kanji; kana; hiragana and katakana; kanji and kana; kanji book; kana book; kanji and kana book
Subject:
japanese language ; intermediate japanese ; write japanese
Subject:
japanese textbook ; japanese book ; kanji ;
Subject:
kanji and kana ; kanji book ; kana book ; kanji and kana book
Subject:
japanese language ; japanese books ; japanese characters write japanese
Subject:
Intermediate Japanese
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
108-17
Publication Date:
20030615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
stroke-order diagrams
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22 oz

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Product details 336 pages Tuttle Publishing - Japanese 9780804833653 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Covers all General Use characters as determined by Japanese Ministry of Education
"Synopsis" by , This work covers all the 1945 characters in the "General Use" set of Japanese characters, with particularly detailed coverage of the 1009 essential characters that Japanese children must learn in the first six years of grade school.
"Synopsis" by ,
A thoroughly revised edition of this classic, best-selling learning and reference work
"Synopsis" by , This is an essential study tool for students seeking to learn Japanese and dramatically improve their ability to read and write kanji and kana.

Students have been reading and writing the Japanese language for centuries, and they build their knowledge most successfully when they rely on a trusted resource. Today's most trusted—and readily available—resource is A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese. This classic, best-selling learning and reference work, trusted by beginning and intermediate students of Japanese is the best way to learn kanji and kana, and is now being offered as a fourth, thoroughly revised and up-to-date edition.

Having a knowledge of the full set of General Use characters is the key to mastering everyday Japanese and will allow students to read and write Japanese up to the level of a typical Japanese newspaper with ease and confidence.

Key features on this revised edition include:

  • The most recent changes prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education.
  • Covers all the 2,136 characters in the 'General Use' / Joyo Kanji set.
  • Special codes indicate the kanji required for the JLPT and AP exams.
  • Full range of Japanese character readings and English definitions
  • Stroke counts, sroke–order diagrams, and compounds.
  • Essential Japanese characters are presented according to the new arrangement by grade, based on their frequency of usage rather than their complexity.
  • Numerous examples are given of the kanji compounds and derivatives used to form everyday words in Japanese.

"Synopsis" by , A best-seller trusted by beginning and intermediate students since 1959 and now in its third edition, this affordable study guide includes all 1,945 current joyo kanji. Detailed entries for all 1,009 "essential" kanji include stroke order, meanings, and pronunciation.
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