The Second 100 Japanese Kanji: The quick and easy way to learn the basic Japanese kanji

Overview

This is an invaluable study guide for learning Japanese characters.

The major struggle facing all beginning Japanese language students is to learn to recognize, read and write hundreds of Japanese characters. The Second 100 Japanese Kanji adopts a structural approach that helps students to overcome the initial difficulty of reading kanji and writing kanji and quickly master the basic Japanese characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning students, this...

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Overview

This is an invaluable study guide for learning Japanese characters.

The major struggle facing all beginning Japanese language students is to learn to recognize, read and write hundreds of Japanese characters. The Second 100 Japanese Kanji adopts a structural approach that helps students to overcome the initial difficulty of reading kanji and writing kanji and quickly master the basic Japanese characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning students, this beginner kanji guide teaches characters that have been carefully selected and sequenced for rapid and effective learning. Each kanji is shown separately on a single page, along with its different readings, its English meanings, romaji (romanization), a stroke-order guide and ample space for writing practice.

This book includes:

  • Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each character.
  • Special boxes with grid lines to practice writing characters.
  • Words and phrases using each kanji.
  • Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This follow-up to The First 100 Japanese Kanji presents steps to writing and identifying Japanese's essential characters. Sato (Japanese for Dummies) offers stroke diagrams for 100 of the total 1,945 official kanji ideographs, which work with phonetic indicators called kana. Also presented are the exact calligraphic strokes, since concluding points and bends affect meaning. Each full-page entry details pronunciation, usage, subelements, and stroke order. A work space with graph-style boxes and examples allows for accurate stroke placement. While the rationale for character organization is not clear, an English-to-Japanese index assists in specific word location.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9784805310090
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/10/2009
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 987,202
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Eriko Sato received her Ph.D.in linguistic from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is also the Executive Director of the Japan Center as well as the Founding Director of the Pre-College Japanese Language Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and has written several educational books on the Japanese language.

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