Synopses & Reviews
This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Japanese Kanji characters.
Basic Japanese Kanji, Volume 1 is your introduction to the first 205 of the 410 core characters in Japanese (plus 18 additional kanji that serve as building blocks). These beginner kanji are the most frequently used in newspapers, conversations and the top college-level beginning Japanese textbooks. Using a focused combination of proven traditional methods and unique new methods, this book will help independent Japanese language learners and university or high school students to write, read, speak and use Japanese better.
Basic Japanese Kanji makes studying easier by using a combination of proven traditional methods and unique new methods to learn Kanji:
Key features of the CD-ROM:
- Clear explanations of the kanji, example compounds, useful vocabulary, and extensive writing practice.
- Hundreds of readings with comprehension questions similar in format to those on many important national and international Japanese exams.
- Additional natural and level-appropriate exercises.
- Original mnemonics for every kanji.
- Interactive software offers exam-quality practice.
- Gives instant feedback/correction.
- Extensive kanji exercises.
- Reading comprehension passages and questions.
- A set of printable kanji flash cards, for on-the-go practice.
The first half of the key highest-frequency kanji—at your command.
Basic Japanese Kanji, Volume 1
is your introduction to the first 205 of the 410 core characters in Japanese (plus 18 additional kanji that serve as building blocks). These kanji are the most frequently used in newspapers, conversations and the top college-level beginning Japanese textbooks. Using a focused combination of proven traditional methods and unique new methods, this book will help independent learners and university or high school students to write, read, speak and use Japanese better.
- Software offers exam-quality practice
- Gives instant feedback/correction
- Original mnemonics for all 223 kanji
- A set of printable kanji flash cards, for on-the-go practice
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Timothy G. Stoutandlt;/bandgt; has an M.A. in Japanese pedagogy from Columbia University and a B.A. in Japanese teaching from Brigham Young University. He is the author of andlt;iandgt;Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cardsandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;More Japanese for Kids Flash Cardsandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Kaori Hakoneandlt;/bandgt; serves as a writer and an examiner for various international Japanese language exams. She has taught in both primary and secondary public and private schools and currently teaches at the American School in Japan.
Table of Contents
The Pastandlt;BRandgt;The Participleandlt;BRandgt;Progressive Tensesandlt;BRandgt;The Probable Moodandlt;BRandgt;Commandsandlt;BRandgt;Negative Verbsandlt;BRandgt;Verbs Conjugated with suruandlt;BRandgt;The Verb "to be"andlt;BRandgt;Polite Equivalents of desuandlt;BRandgt;Passive and Causative Verbsandlt;BRandgt;Adjectivesandlt;BRandgt;The Nature of the Japanese Adjectiveandlt;BRandgt;Adjective Formsandlt;BRandgt;Basic Stemsandlt;BRandgt;Present Formsandlt;BRandgt;Past Formsandlt;BRandgt;Probable Moodandlt;BRandgt;Adverbial Formsandlt;BRandgt;Suspending Formandlt;BRandgt;Adjectives and Conditionsandlt;BRandgt;Negative Adjectivesandlt;BRandgt;Pseudo Adjectivesandlt;BRandgt;Comparison of Adjectivesandlt;BRandgt;Adverbsandlt;BRandgt;Verbandlt;BRandgt;onstructions and Adjective Constructionsandlt;BRandgt;Final and Medial Forms of Verbs andandlt;BRandgt;djectivesandlt;BRandgt;Clauses and Verb Formsandlt;BRandgt;Final Forms and Relative Clausesandlt;BRandgt;Nominalization and Final Formsandlt;BRandgt;Special Verb Ideas and Idiomsandlt;BRandgt;Wishingandlt;BRandgt;"If-Statementsandlt;BRandgt;Likingandlt;BRandgt;"Can," "could," "be able"andlt;BRandgt;"To intend to"andlt;BRandgt;"Ever" and "never"andlt;BRandgt;"To have"andlt;BRandgt;Purposeandlt;BRandgt;Quotations, Direct and indirect Discourseandlt;BRandgt;shimau, "to end by"andlt;BRandgt;"To try"andlt;BRandgt;Clauses and Conjunctionsandlt;BRandgt;The Language of Courtesyandlt;BRandgt;Honorific Verbs and Adjectivesandlt;BRandgt;Honorificandlt;BRandgt;Nouns and Pronounsandlt;BRandgt;Word Orderandlt;BRandgt;Forming Questionsandlt;BRandgt;Numbers and Counting Objectsandlt;BRandgt;Classifiersandlt;BRandgt;Dates and Telling Timeandlt;BRandgt;Idiomatic Expressionsandlt;BRandgt;Appendix: Japanese Pronunciationandlt;BRandgt;Possible Combinations and Sound Shiftsandlt;BRandgt;A Glossary of Grammatical Termsandlt;BRandgt;The Parts of Speechandlt;BRandgt;Wordsandlt;BRandgt;about Verbsandlt;BRandgt;Miscellaneous Termsandlt;BRandgt;The Parts of the Sentenceandlt;BRandgt;Special Terms Describing Japanese Grammarandlt;BRandgt;Index