Kodansha's Hiragana Workbook

A Step-By-Step Approach to Basic Japanese Writing

Author: Anne Matsumoto Stewart

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364414

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

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Beginner-level students wishing to read Japanese need to learn hiragana, the most basic of three Japanese scripts, used for writing words of native origin. Kodansha's Hiragana Workbook is an all-new, streamlined workbook designed precisely for such students. It introduces all aspects of the script-reading, writing, and pronunciation--in a fun, accessible format, packed with illustrations and exercises. One page each is devoted to the 46 basic characters. These include instructions for character formation and space to practice writing, as well as a selection of vocabulary for further reading and writing. The vocabulary are all commonly used words that students can put to immediate use in conversation; and their readings--pronounced by a professional voice actor--are available as free downloads from the Net. Frequent review pages allow students to test their understanding of the hiragana at various stages. The appendixes offer additional practice exercises, as well as grids for playing hiragana Battleship and Bingo. There are also 120 pull-out flashcards for playing Memory, Scrabble, and other games.
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Kodansha's Katakana Workbook

A Step-By-Step Approach to Basic Japanese Writing

Author: Anne Matsumoto Stewart

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN: 9781568364773

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

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This companion volume teaches the basics of katakana, the script for writing loanwords borrowed from English and other languages. The book introduces the characters not in the traditional a-i-u-e-o order, but in a radical new one that allows students to sound out words from the very first page. As in the Hiragana Workbook, one page each is devoted to the 46 basic characters, which are then used to form actual, everyday words, enabling the student to build his or her vocabulary from the very beginning. The Katakana Workbook also features exercises, flashcards, games and free audio downloads.
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Japan

Author: Lucien Ellington

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598841629

Category: History

Page: 463

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This introduction to life and culture in Japan presents a captivating portrait of the island nation, home to 127 million people and one of the most robust economies in the world. * A detailed historical account takes the reader on a narrative journey from the rise of the Jomon culture some 13,000 years ago to the economic downturn of the 1990s and subsequent recovery * Includes an annotated bibliography and a wide variety of images
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Japanese for busy people

Author: Kokusai Nihongo Fukyū Kyōkai (Japan)

Publisher: Kodansha America/Tsai Fong Books

ISBN: 9780870115998

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 213

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Babel

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Languages, Modern

Page: N.A

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