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Kanji Pict-o-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics

Kanji Pict-o-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics

by Michael Rowley


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ISBN-13: 9780962813702
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 07/01/1998
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 326,471
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Kanji Pict-O-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books on any language that i've tried to learn. It has easy to rememeber pictures for each character . It also has an introduction to how to read and write . Definitley worth your buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the guide to get you through. using Keith Haring-like illustrations, this book taught me more kanji in 5 minutes than i could shake a stick at. really helped me visualize the make up of the kanji. having lived in Japan can't recommend this book enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me a lot I must say. The only downfall of this book is that the words are not in ABC.. order so it's a little hard to navigate at first. But buy this book if you want to learn Japanese writing it's the best one out there!
MissAprile on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've heard it said that in order to read most Japanese, you will need to know at least 2000 Kanji. Master this book and you are half way there!!! What makes Kanji hard to learn is to most Americans, they look like a bunch of lines. Since each character represents a whole word or idea, even if you don't know how the word is pronounced, if you know what it means, you can still understand. What this book does is show little pictures so suddenly what once was random lines is now a little picture and you find yourself saying, "Oh, okay... I see it now." Not all of the Kanji will have their own picture to explain them but they are grouped with similar Kanji so you can say, "Okay... well that part is like that water one... and these lines look like steam... okay... I get how this might mean humid." It does not give the Japanese or Chinese word for the Kanji because the whole purpose of Kanji was to create a form of writing that could be universally understood no matter what your regional dialect. So you when you see the Kanji you will translate it into English. No help whatsoever in phone conversations, but in real life, you might be able to write it down and whoever you're are communicating with will understand that kanji. I know. Lame. But if you want to be able to read signs to yourself and know what the Kanji means... this book is pure genius. Let me repeat... Genius.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago