With just these two books, students can learn a quarter of the two thousand characters designated for “daily use” by the Japanese government. Volume 1 concentrates on pictographs and contains some two hundred kanji with memory aids, explanatory drawings, examples of kanji formation by combining elements, and common-use word compounds. Volume 2 contains three hundred more kanji, including those of more abstract construction. Each volume is in a handy size and contains a complete stroke-count index. Recommended as a classroom supplement for all levels.
|Publisher:||Stone Bridge Press|
|Product dimensions:||4.10(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Born in Tokyo, Daiki Kusuya is a translator of scientific documents. He is also author of Katakana Tangology.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Even though it is small, this book provides the English word, kanji, the Japanese pronunciation and a helpful drawing to help you memorize the symbol. It really shows how the kanji relates to the word and the simple drawings are easy to memorize and it shows how multiple characters are combined to form another word. The page on which the character is listed is shows in the other sections and helpful definitions and explanations are also given. Also buy the 2nt book for another 200 or so kanji.