Kodansha's Katakana Workbook: A Step-by-Step Approach to Basic Japanese Writing

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This companion volume teaches the basics of katakana, the script for writing loanwords borrowed from English and other languages. The book introduces the characters not in the traditional a-i-u-e-o order, but in a radical new one that allows students to sound out words from the very first page.

As in the Hiragana Workbook, one page each is devoted to the 46 basic characters, which are then used to form actual, everyday words, enabling the student to build his or her vocabulary ...

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Overview


This companion volume teaches the basics of katakana, the script for writing loanwords borrowed from English and other languages. The book introduces the characters not in the traditional a-i-u-e-o order, but in a radical new one that allows students to sound out words from the very first page.

As in the Hiragana Workbook, one page each is devoted to the 46 basic characters, which are then used to form actual, everyday words, enabling the student to build his or her vocabulary from the very beginning. The Katakana Workbook also features exercises, flashcards, games and free audio downloads.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568364773
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/21/2012
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 543,004
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Matsumoto Stewart is a professional Japanese language instructor with more than 20 years of experience teaching at all levels, from kindergarten through university. She pursued graduate studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Cornell University and has authored and co-authored Japanese language instruction books. She is a member of the Association of Teachers of Japanese and the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers, and currently teaches and resides in Seattle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2010

    A great book

    This book really helped me learn the katakana characters. I could read and write meaningful words with just a few characters I learned in the beginning. The book takes you step-by-step to increase the number of characters you can use and there are tons of katakana words you can learn at the same time. I really used the flash cards that came with the book. Besides the basic katakana, it also comes with the ga, gi, gu, ge, go types and small character cards like kya, kyu and kyo. Also has a free audio download of the words in the book so you can actually hear how the word is said. Check out the Hiragana Workbook also. Both are highly recommended by my Japanese teacher.

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