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The Kanji Handbook
     

The Kanji Handbook

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by Vee David
 

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This massive 3.6 pound text is the ultimate authoritative book on learning Japanese Kanji.

The Kanji Handbook presents an ingenious and tested method to learn the 1,945 kanji characters taught in all Japanese language schools. Through the use of "KanjiHybrids"—a concept invented by the author—learners of Kanji and taught to link the

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This massive 3.6 pound text is the ultimate authoritative book on learning Japanese Kanji.

The Kanji Handbook presents an ingenious and tested method to learn the 1,945 kanji characters taught in all Japanese language schools. Through the use of "KanjiHybrids"—a concept invented by the author—learners of Kanji and taught to link the characters mentally with English words to form one integral and indivisible unit. This innovative mnemonic device has been proven to train the learner to retain each kanji in the memory much better than simple repetition of the kanji alone—as well as enabling users to differentiate similar–looking kanji characters.

Specific learning strategies also enable users to progress quickly from the beginner to advanced level kanji, with stroke orders shown clearly for each kanji character. Eight different indexes-including the highly useful Flip–it Index—form the last part of this unique handbook.

  • Contains the complete list of all 1,945 kanji characters taught in Japanese schools.
  • Presents a new KanjiHybrids system linking kanji characters with English words to aid memorization.
  • Innovative learning strategies guide learners at all levels from beginner to advanced.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The meaning-based framework in this book provides a streamlined approach to mastering kanji characters. Its innovative alphabetical index is a particularly welcome addition to currently available kanji learning materials." —The Japanese Times

"Possibly the most creative approach to learning kanji characters yet invented for English speakers. This book gives students the most important motivation possible for learning those troublesome characters: it makes learning fun." —Proffesor Ian Condry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"The use of mnemonic devices presented in this book can be a highly useful motivating tool in communicating large amounts of information to memory, and I am sure that suggestions in that regard will catch the imagination of many students." —Professor Wesley Jacobson, Harvard University

"Revolutionary and standard–setting…" —The Japan Foundation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804837798
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Tuttle Language Library
Edition description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Pages:
1184
Sales rank:
929,412
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 7.90(h) x 2.46(d)

Meet the Author

Vee David is an Assistant Professor at Kyushu University of Health and Welfare in Miyazaki, Japan.

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The Kanji Handbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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If you have the money to spare, I recommend this dictionary. It's good for learners and as a reference. The binding isn't annoying 'like most big dictionaries' so you won't have to worry about it falling apart or not having enough strength to keep the book open. Contains a list of radicals. Too bad but no stroke instructions though.