9784805311684

Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji: The Innovative Method for Learning the 520 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters

  • ISBN 13:

    9784805311684

  • ISBN 10:

    4805311681

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/09/2013
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub

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Summary

Learning Japanese Kanjihelps students recognize and remember the meanings and pronunciations of 520 essential kanji. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. Key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and a systematic building-block approach that shows how more complicated characters are constructed from more basic elements. A strategy for remembering the pronunciations of the characters is another way Learning Japanese Kanjidiffers from other kanji-learning guides. Although Learning Japanese Kanjiis a book for serious learners of Japanese, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Japanese characters, without any prior knowledge of Japanese. It can also be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Japanese language. Key features of this book: Unique drawings and stories enable the reader to create mental associations that stick in the brain and allow you to recall the meanings and sounds of the characters Sample sentences using common words and compounds expand your vocabulary by showing each kanji used in context Stroke-order diagrams show the correct way to write the character Chapter and cumulative review exercises help to reinforce what you've learned Bonus DVD includes stroke-order animations and pronunciations for all kanji, compounds and sample sentences A practical guide with a clear, concise, and appealing layout, Learning Japanese Kanjigives you approximately 80 percent of the characters you will encounter in daily life, from newspapers to street signs.

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