Japanese from Zero! 1

Author: George Trombley,Yukari Takenaka

Publisher: Yesjapan Corporation

ISBN: 9780976998129

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 338

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"The Japanese language uses a set of symbols called 'hiragana' (to spell Japanese words), 'katakana' (to spell foreign words), and 'kanji' (to represent entire words or names). Over the course of BOOK 1, we will teach you groups of hiragana piece-by-piece to gradually build up your understanding and familiarity."--Introduction.
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Japanese from Zero! 4

Author: George Trombley,Yukari Takenaka

Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated

ISBN: 9780989654500

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 5310

Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese that was developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley, Yukari Takenaka and was continuously refined over eight years in the classroom by native Japanese professors. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In volume four of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are introduced to advanced grammar concepts, over 750 new words and expressions, and are also progressively taught Kanji words and characters.
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Kanji From Zero! 1

Proven Techniques to Learn and Retain Kanji Used by Students All Over the World.

Author: George Trombley,Yukari Takenaka,Kanako Hatanaka

Publisher: Learn from Zero

ISBN: 9780996786317

Category:

Page: 428

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Kanji From Zero! isn't just another kanji reference book, instead, it's designed to give genuine insight into kanji, the associated Japanese culture, and related Japanese words that other books often ignore.
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Korean from Zero!

Author: George Trombley,Reed Bullen,Myunghee Ham,Sunhee Bong

Publisher: From Zero!

ISBN: 9780989654524

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 360

View: 7872

Korean From Zero! is a fun, innovative, and integrated approach to learning Korean created by professional interpreter George Trombley, Korean linguist Reed Bullen, Professor Myunghee Ham, and Sunhee Bong. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Korean From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Korean as well as absolute beginners. Features of the book: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * MP3 Audio * Online Support * Over 600 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hangul * Extensive Grammar * 90 Adjectives and Verbs Detailed * Bilingual Glossaries with Hangul and English ...and much more!
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Japanese the Manga Way

An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure

Author: Wayne P. Lammers

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9781880656907

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

View: 8809

A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers
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More Making Out in Japanese

Revised Edition (Japanese Phrasebook)

Author: Todd Geers,Erika Geers

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913873

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 124

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More Making Out in Japanese is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to the Japanese language as it's really spoken. This prasebook follows the bestselling Making Out in Japanese providing additional (and classic) phrases for travelers, including ones to help you make acquaintances, discuss likes and dislikes, share a meal, go out on the town or develop a romantic relationship. If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to Japan and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use phrasebook makes this possible. More Making Out in Japanese has been completely revised and expanded to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Japanese for use in everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Japanese expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms (romanji), each expression is now given in authentic Japanese script (kanji and kana with furigana pronunciation clues), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This Japanese phrasebook includes: A guide to pronouncing Japanese words correctly Explanations of basic Japanese grammar, such as, intonation, word stress, and particles A guide to male and female usage Romanized forms of words and phrases (romanji) Complete Japanese translations including Japanese characters (kanji) and the Japanese alphabet (kana) Useful and interesting notes on Japanese language and culture Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.
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Learn Japanese from Some Guy: Quickly and Easily Master Beginner and Intermediate Level Japanese Grammar

Author: Jeremy Rasmussen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692574980

Category:

Page: 406

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Have you always wanted to learn how to speak, read and write Japanese? Well then, this is the perfect textbook for you! Hello, my name is Jeremy Rasmussen and I am just some guy. I wrote this Japanese grammar textbook for those who have an interest in learning the Japanese language, but may have found it a tad bit overwhelming at first. Being a student of the language myself, this book was written from the perspective of someone who had to personally struggle with the new linguistical concepts and ideas, allowing me to make the learning process much more streamlined for the native English speaking student. Inside this book you will find... Over 400 pages with color-coded example sentences Example sentences written in both Japanese and the Roman alphabet English translations for all example sentences Eighty -Some guy's pro tips, - which offer useful or interesting cultural information about Japanese or Japan as a country Chapter summaries to help reinforce what was learned Practice problems with answer keys to check your understanding of the material Who is this book for? Written with both the beginner and intermediate student in mind, this book is perfect for those who are just starting out, or for those who already have some working knowledge of the language and want to solidify what they may already know (while possibly learning a few new things along the way!). This book covers mainly JLPT level 5 and JLPT level 4 material, but sprinkled throughout, you will also some find some JLPT level 3 structures as well. -But Jeremy, you're just some guy...- When I first told people that I wanted to write a Japanese grammar textbook, the most common response was, -But you're not even Japanese. You're just some guy who learned Japanese...- And my response to them was always -That's right! I am just some guy. But so what?- The reality is that being a non-native Japanese speaker gives me a better understanding of the difficulties a native English speaker might face and how to better explain the grammatical details of the language more clearly and succinctly than a non-native English speaking person could. I, too, was once a beginner of the Japanese language and have definitely dealt with the frustrations it can bring. That's why I have done my best to provide what I feel are essential beginner/intermediate level grammar structures with simple, easy to understand explanations that will make the rest of your Japanese studying career much less stressful. As a child I always dreamed of being able to play my favorite games in Japanese, or watch and understand my favorite anime. Through a lot of hard work and effort I was finally able to make my dream a reality, and I sincerely hope that I will be able to impart on to you what I picked up along my Japanese learning adventure to help you accomplish your dreams as well.
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Let's Learn Hiragana

First Book of Basic Japanese Writing

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568363899

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 71

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There are three types of Japanese script-katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana-one must know all of them. Let's Learn Hiragana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Katakana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it contains all the exercises that allow the student to master hiragana by the time the book has been finished. Let's Learn Hiragana is a classic in the field, and the huge number of students that have used it successfully is a sign of its preeminence as a self-study guide.
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How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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World Report on Ageing and Health

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241565047

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

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The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.
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Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 2

(JLPT Level N4 & AP Exam) The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Japanese Kanji [Downloadable Material Included]

Author: Eriko Sato, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919650

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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This is an invaluable study guide and practice book for learning basic Japanese kanji. Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise written Japanese. This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. All the kanji and related vocabulary words in this book are those that students are expected to know for Level 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). Characters that appear in the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam are flagged. Readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented. The correct method of writing each character is clearly indicated and practice boxes with strokes that can be traced are provided, along with empty boxes for freehand writing practice. Lots of exercises are included to give students the opportunity to practice writing sentences containing the kanji. Indexes at the back allow you to look up the characters by their readings and English meanings. This kanji 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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Why Evolution is True

Author: Jerry A. Coyne

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164384X

Category: Science

Page: 336

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For all the discussion in the media about creationism and 'Intelligent Design', virtually nothing has been said about the evidence in question - the evidence for evolution by natural selection. Yet, as this succinct and important book shows, that evidence is vast, varied, and magnificent, and drawn from many disparate fields of science. The very latest research is uncovering a stream of evidence revealing evolution in action - from the actual observation of a species splitting into two, to new fossil discoveries, to the deciphering of the evidence stored in our genome. Why Evolution is True weaves together the many threads of modern work in genetics, palaeontology, geology, molecular biology, anatomy, and development to demonstrate the 'indelible stamp' of the processes first proposed by Darwin. It is a crisp, lucid, and accessible statement that will leave no one with an open mind in any doubt about the truth of evolution.
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Korean From Zero! 3

Continue Mastering the Korean Language with Integrated Workbook and Online Course

Author: George Trombley

Publisher: Learn from Zero

ISBN: 9780989654548

Category: Korean language

Page: 334

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Korean From Zero! 3 continues the integrated approach to learning Korean. Created by interpreter, George Trombley, Korean linguist Reed Bullen, native Korean speaker Jiyoon Kim and Korean teacher Myunghee Ham. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Korean From Zero! is the perfect course for current students to continue their studies.
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Japanese for Young People I

Student Book

Author: AJALT,Association for Japanese-Language Teaching

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364230

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 229

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The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), renowned for its Japanese for Busy People series, has developed a comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adults in English-speaking countries. Japanese for Young People is a three-level series, designed primarily for middle school and high school curricula (with an optional starter level for elementary students) encouraging systematic Japanese-language acquisition through an enjoyable but structured learning process. With an emphasis on coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this first Student Book introduces the building-blocks of Japanese grammar through Key Sentences, Dialogues, Exercises, and Tasks. This Student Book is accompanied by a fully-illustrated Kana Workbook which features over 100 pages of activities and games to familiarize young students with the hiragana and katakana syllabaries before advancing to the next level in the series. With color illustrations and cultural notes throughout, Japanese for Young People provides an unintimidating start to learning one of the world's most difficult languages.
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The Remains of the Day

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307576187

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
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A Guide to Japanese Grammar

Author: Mr. Tae Kim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781643540030

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

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My guide to Japanese grammar has been helping people learn Japanese as it's really spoken in Japan for many years. If you find yourself frustrated that you can't understand Japanese movies or books despite having taken Japanese classes, then this book is for you. It will help you finally understand those pesky particles and break down grammatical concepts that will allow you to comprehend anything from simple to very complex sentences. You will also learn Japanese that's spoken by real people including casual speech patterns and slang, stuff that's often left out in most textbooks. Don't take my word for it, just check out my website and order this book to have it handy wherever you go.
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Ikigai

The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Author: Héctor García,Francesc Miralles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704555

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people. “If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post “Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy. In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day?
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Speak German in 90 Days

A Self Study Guide to Becoming Fluent

Author: Kevin Marx

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517519445

Category:

Page: 170

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Want to speak German but don't know where to start? This book is for you! Don't waste money buying ten different books when you can learn everything you need in this one book. Don't waste money taking classes at a school when you can teach yourself. Why buy a similarly priced book that only teaches basic entry level German grammar when you can master the language with this one book? With Speak German in 90 Days, all of the prep work is done for you. Each daily lesson will teach you not only what, but how to study. Speak German in 90 Days is a comprehensive self study guide, and teaches the equivalent of two years of a college level German class. It can also be used by intermediate students to brush up on grammar and vocabulary. The content includes: How to Study - Tips and tricks on how to study and what to study to learn and retain the language quickly. Pronunciation - An easy and accurate guide for American English speakers. Grammar - All essential grammar taught in two years of a college level German course Vocabulary - Over 1000 of the most common German words Vocabulary nuances - Explanations of how to use vocabulary that you can't find in a dictionary or other text books. Idiomatic expressions. New to the 2nd Edition: New Foreword. Reorganized chapter layout for ease of understanding. Added grammar cards to each chapter to help memorize grammar structures. Clarified grammar explanations. For questions or comments please send an email to [email protected]
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Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.
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Becoming Brilliant

What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children

Author: Roberta M. Golinkoff,Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 9781433822391

Category: Child development

Page: 344

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Today's children will forge careers that look nothing like those their parents and grandparents knew. Even the definitions of "career" and "job" are changing as people create new businesses and services. Although these changes are well underway, our education system in the U.S. lags behind and still subscribes to the idea that content is king. This exclusive focus on content is reflected in what we test, how we teach, and even the toys we offer our children. Employers want to hire excellent communicators, critical thinkers, and innovators-in short, they want brilliant people. So what can we do, as parents, to help our children be brilliant and successful? Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek provide a science-based framework for how we should be teaching children in and outside of school. Using fun and engaging examples, the authors introduce the 6Cs-collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence-along with tips to optimize children's development in each area. These skills will make up the straight-A report card for success in the 21st century. Book jacket.
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