The Kodansha Kanji Dictionary

Author: Jack Halpern,講談社

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN: 9781568364087

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Answers the need for an easy-to-use kanji dictionary that is compact enough to be easily carried around, yet detailed enough to satisfy the practical needs of the serious learner. The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary answers the need for an easy-to-use kanji dictionary that is compact enough to be easily carried around, yet detailed enough to satisfy the practical needs of the serious learner. Its basic goal is to give the learner a thorough understanding of how kanji are used in contemporary Japanese by providing instant access to a wealth of information on the meanings,

The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary

Revised and Expanded

Author: Jack Halpern

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364070

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1201

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Gives the learner an understanding of how kanji are used in contemporary Japanese by providing instant access to a wealth of information on the meanings, readings and compounds for frequently used kanji. This book features: 772 more kanji included, making a total of 3,002; and kana used throughout, in accordance with modern teaching requirements. The basic goal of this dictionary is to give the learner a thorough understanding of how kanji are used in contemporary Japanese by providing instant access to a wealth of information on the meanings, readings and

The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Course

A Step-by-step Guide to Mastering 2300 Characters

Author: Andrew Scott Conning,Jack Halpern

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568365268

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 719

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This is an innovative and highly effective system for learning and remembering kanji, or Sino-Japanese character. It contains all 2,136 common 'joyo' kanji, and 164 useful non-joyo kanji. They are specially arranged to maximise efficiency of acquisition. One of the title's key features is mnemonic devices - orginal stories for each kanji that teaches learners to associate graphical components with images linked to the character's meaning.

Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Remembering and Understanding the 2,136 Standard Japanese Characters

Author: Christopher Seely,Kenneth G. Henshall

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917739

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 704

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Learn over 2,000 Japanese Kanji characters with this user-friendly Japanese language-learning book. This unique Kanji study guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the Kanji characters on the Japanese Ministry of Education's official Joyo ("General Use") list—providing detailed notes on the historical development of each character as well as all information needed by students to read and write them. As fascinating as it is useful, this is the book every Japanese language learners keeps on his or her desk and visits over and over. This Kanji book includes: Clear, large-sized entries All of the General Use Joyo Kanji Characters Japanese readings and English meanings stroke-count stroke order usage examples mnemonic hints for easy memorization The components which make up each character are detailed and the Kanji are graded in difficulty according to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing students to prioritize the order in which the Kanji are learned and track their progress. This book is essential to anyone who is planning to take the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and will appeal to beginning students as well as those who wish to attain higher-level mastery of the Japanese language. It is the only book that also provides historical and etymological information about the Japanese Kanji. This latest edition has been updated to include all of the 2,136 Kanji on the expanded Joyo list issued by the Japanese government in 2010. Many entries have been revised to include the most recent research on character etymologies.

Pocket Kenkyusha Japanese Dictionary

Author: Shigeru Takebayashi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607489

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1021

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The Pocket Kenkyusha Japanese Dictionary is an essential reference for any English-speaker learning Japanese, whether they're studying the language at school or university, or learning it on their own. It offers detailed coverage of Japanese vocabulary, giving headwords and examples in both romanized and script form, along with thousands of examples that help you find the translation you need quickly and easily. Translations for each entry are clear and concise, and offer guidance on grammar and usage, with slang, formal, and derogatory terms clearly marked. Additional supplements include a guide to grammar; help with pronunciation, numbers, and days of the week; and cultural information, covering topics such as the government, political parties, and historical periods of Japan.Readership: An essential reference for all English-speakers learning Japanese, whether they're at school, university, or teaching themselves the language.

Read Japanese Today

The Easy Way to Learn 400 Practical Kanji

Author: Len Walsh

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915922

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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This is the quickest way to effectively learn written Japanese. Japanese characters, called kanji, often intimidate potential students of the language with their complex and mysterious appearance. Read Japanese Today is a comprehensible and story–like approach to an often difficult language. Intended for people on the go, this book will teach you to recognize and read the 400 most commonly used Japanese kanji characters. Completely revised and expanded and featuring 25 percent more kanji than previous editions, Read Japanese Today is a fun way to demystify the beautiful Japanese language. Far from being complex and mysterious, Japanese kanji are actually a simple and fascinating pictographic system, easily understood and readily mastered. With the approach used in this easy–to–read, entertaining book, you'll soon be able to recognize and read more than 400 kanji, whether or not you have any knowledge of Japanese grammar or the spoken language. The kanji characters stick in your mind thanks to an engaging text and illustrations that show how each character developed and what it represents. The description for each kanji explains its origin, its modern meaning, and how it is pronounced. Many examples of everyday usage are included. Read Japanese Today also includes: A brief history of the Japanese writing system. Explanations for how the parts of each kanji are related to the whole. Guidelines for writing Kanji and pronouncing words using them. An introduction to the Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabaries. A complete index to English meanings and a summary table for all of the kanji that are introduced in the book.

漢字熟語字典

Author: Mark Spahn,Wolfgang Hadamitzky,Kimiko Fujie-Winter

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804820585

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1748

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Contains over 47,000 character compounds and a radical-based reference, as well as an on/kun radical index and a radical "overview" list

Japanese for Busy People I

The Workbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770030344

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 117

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Japanese For Busy People Workbook is a Kodansha International publication.

Kanji Handbook

(JLPT All Levels) This Japanese Character Dictionary and Kanji Textbook Uses an Innovative and Effective System

Author: Vee David

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910637

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1184

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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.

All About Particles

A Handbook of Japanese Function Words

Author: Naoko Chino

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 4770050127

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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Students of Japanese are familiar with the term "particle," and realize that they, like English prepositions, require a special effort to master. This handbook provides all the information one would need on these tricky units of grammar. All About Particles covers more than 70 particles those that are used regularly as well as those used less frequently in more than 200 uses. The book can be approached as a guiding textbook and studied from beginning to end. It is as a reference book, however, that All About Particles shines. It is light and easy to carry, slim enough to fit into the corner of a shoulder bag, and concise enough to quickly clarify particle-related questions. It is a priceless tool for any serious student of Japanese. In its previous incarnation as a part of the Power Japanese Series, ISBN 978-0-87011-954-5, and sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish

Author: Benjamin Blech

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028633879

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 366

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You're no idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s'il vous plaît in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don't throw up your hands in a helpless “Oy, vey” just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you're tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot's Guide® you get: --A fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed. --An easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as to the distinctive sound of Yiddish. --All the Yiddish you'll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York's Lower East Side. --A treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for everything.

Japanese Kanji Power

(JLPT Levels N5 & N4) A Workbook for Mastering Japanese Characters

Author: John Millen

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913644

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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Japanese Kanji Power is a workbook for mastering Japanese characters (Kanji) with the added power of a dictionary. This resource is essential for the serious student looking to get an A in Kanji class or the Japanese language enthusiast ready to take written Japanese to the next level. This new expanded edition teaches all 464 essential Kanji required for Levels 4 and 5 of the new Japanese Language Proficiency Test and the AP Japanese Language exam. Each Kanji is presented with the information needed to learn and remember the character and its many variations and uses. Cumulative exercises allow students to practice the Kanji and strengthen existing knowledge. An indexing feature allows Japanese Kanji Power to function as a Kanji dictionary. The presentation of each Kanji incorporates a number of key features, including: Several example sentences that introduce each kanji reading in context. A list of frequently-used compounds and phrases that allows you to increase your practical vocabulary. Background information, such as the original of the character of a mnemonic to aid in memorization. Stroke count and a stroke-order diagram. Writing hints and a writing practice grid. Numerous exercises and frequent reviews for reinforcement.

Essential Japanese Grammar

A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Usage: Learn Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively

Author: Masahiro Tanimori,Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910092

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

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Essential Japanese Grammar is an indispensable study guide for students of the Japanese language at all levels. Long the standard in Japanese language education, it provides clear, jargon-free explanations of how Japanese grammar works and offers hundreds of example sentences. It is an essential handbook for self-study or for the classroom and should be a valued resource for years to come. A strong foundation in grammar is vital to those wishing to learn Japanese as a whole. Essential Japanese Grammar presents a number of unique features. First, grammatical terminology has been kept to a minimum so that extensive prior knowledge of grammar is not required. Second, abundant example sentences written in Japanese characters (kana and kanji) followed by romanji and English translations. Third, the authors have tried to reveal aspects of grammar that may not be found in comparable grammar books such as rare Japanese verbs, adjectival nouns, clauses adverbs, etc. This Japanese grammar book contains: parts of speech. sentence constructions. conjugations forms. speech styles and tones. accentuation rules. essential words and functional elements. an appendix for referencing and cross-referencing Japanese words.

Remembering the Kanji 1

A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters

Author: James W. Heisig

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 484

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Volume 2 (4th ed.) updated to include the 196 kanja approved in 2010 for general use.

Using Japanese

A Guide to Contemporary Usage

Author: William McClure

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521646147

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 336

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This book, first published in 2000, is a guide to Japanese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of style, register, and politeness which are essential to achieving an appropriate level of formality or informality in writing and speech. There are also sections dealing with a selection of common social rituals such as greetings, introductions and apologies. Clear, readable and easy to consult via its two indexes, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the Japanese language.

新版ネルソン漢英辞典

Author: John H. Haig,Andrew N. Nelson

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804820363

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1600

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The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary is a complete revision of The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary, published by the Charles E. Tuttle Company in 1962. Long the foremost Japanese-English character dictionary, adopted by Japanese-study programs around the world and used at all levels of Japanese-language study, the "Nelson", as it is familiarly called, has been enhanced in this edition with several key changes. • The Universal Radical Index, an important advance on traditional character indices, has been created as a handy appendix that enables users to search for any main-entry character from any of its component radicals. • The cross-referencing system bas been expanded to include the Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) code number for each main-entry character, as well as the main-entry, character's reference number in Morohashi's Dai Kanwa Jiten. • Over 1,200 characters have been added and more than 2,000 new on-kun entries included. • Definitions have been modernized to reflect current usage and translation. Updated with additional characters, contemporary definitions, and an innovative radical index system, this revised edition sets new standards of excellence, ease-of-use, and reliability for Japanese-language reference tools. In this edition, The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary keeps pace with the evolution of the Japanese language and remains an indispensable tool for students and scholars of the Japanese language.