Author: Patrick Geoffrey O'Neill
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: 0834802228
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to play jokes, tricks and set traps for his friends - but once in a while, they beat him at his own game! These timeless stories of the briar patch trickster are re-told in Blyton's hugely popular and successful style. This collection contains many Brer Rabbit stories from the books Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book, Brer Rabbit Again and Brer Rabbit's a Rascal.

A Guide to Writing Kanji Kana Book 2

Author: Wolfgang Hadamitzky
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804835055
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana Book 2 continues the systematic approach to learning how to write Japanese characters that was introduced in Book 1. With 1,166 entries, this workbook completes the study of all 1,945 characters prescribed for everyday use by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Included under each entry are the Japanese and Chinese readings, stroke order, English meanings, sample compounds, radicals, and ample practice space. Completing this valuable resource book are an introduction explaining how best to use this book and an index to all the characters found in both Book 1 and Book 2. For a complete course that covers reading as well as writing Japanese, it is recommended that these workbooks be used with Kanji & Kanji: A Handbook and Dictionary of the Japanese Writing System, also available from Tuttle Publishing.

Let s Learn Hiragana

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 1568363893
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

Pocket Kenkyusha Japanese Dictionary

Author: Shigeru Takebayashi
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198607482
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

Japanese Kanji Kana

Author: Wolfgang Hadamitzky
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462910182
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This comprehensive book helps you learn the 92 basic Kana characters and 2,136 standard Kanji characters. Complete, compact and authoritative—this Japanese language book provides all the information needed to learn kanji and kana, including the 92 basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols (known collectively as Japanese Kana) and the 2,136 standard Joyo Kanji characters that every Japanese person learns in school. This new and completely revised edition reflects recent changes made to the official Joyo kanji list by the Japanese government. The kana and kanji are presented in an easy and systematic way that helps you learn them quickly and retain what you have learned and improve your mastery of the Japanese language. The ability to read Japanese and write Japanese is an essential skill for any student and will build on their previous knowledge and improve on their overall capacity to learn Japanese. A concise index allows you to look up the Kanji in three different ways (so the book also serves as a Japanese Kanji dictionary) and extra spaces are provided to allow you to practice writing Japanese. Japanese Kanji and Kana contains: All 2,136 official Joyo kanji with readings and definitions. Characters are graded by their JLPT examination levels. Up to 5 useful vocabulary compounds for each kanji. Brush and pen cursive forms as well as printed forms. 19 tables summarizing key information about the characters. Kanji look–up indexes by radicals, stroke counts and readings.

Author: 神谷妙子
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770029837
Release Date: 2005-09-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Chapters are organised by communicative function. Each presents several Japanese sentence patterns side-by-side with English equivalents (in the form of simple example sentences). The English equivalents are meant to give the English-speaking learner a clear idea of how the Japanese sentence pattern is actually used. Following each Japanese pattern and English equivalent is an explanation of the Japanese grammar, which gives the reader the necessary information to generate sentences using the pattern introduced. Example sentences in English and Japanese follow. There is also a

Kanji Handbook

Author: Vee David
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462910632
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

Essential Japanese Kanji Volume 1

Author: University of Tokyo, Kanji Research Group
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462915026
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Essential Japanese Kanji is an easy approach to learning the most basic kanji encountered in everyday situations in Japan. Packed with fun quizzes and useful exercises for those wishing to improve their Japanese ability, this new edition has been repackaged in a more compact, value-for-money size while losing none of the content that has made it a long-selling favorite. Key features of Essential Japanese Kanji include: Introductory quizzes to introduce everyday situations in which the Kanji are used A vocabulary section to help you understand the readings and meanings of each Kanji New character charts presenting all the Kanji clearly and systematically Definitions, readings, stroke orers and compounds for each character Practice sections help you to imporove your skills Advanced Placement Exam practice questions follow the format of the College Board exam Everyday tasks like finding a street address or buying a train ticket in Japan require a basic working knowledge of kanji—the Japanese system of writing based on Chinese characters. Essential japanese Kanji, teaches you the kanji you'll actually need in everyday situations in lessons prepared by teachers from the prestigious University of Tokyo.

The Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Author: Christopher Seely
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 4805311703
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

Japanese Demystified

Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071762272
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Say sayonara to your fears of speaking Japanese! Interested in learning to speak Japanese but feel intimidated by the complex characters and pronunciations? No need to worry! Even if your only experience is ordering sushi, Japanese Demystified will have you saying konnichiwa to your new language skills in no time. Beginning with a review of Japanese writing systems, basic pronunciation, and everyday expressions, this book covers key grammar fundamentals such as particles, nouns, verb forms, and honorifics. You'll build your Japanese vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding Japanese. This fast and easy guide features: Clear and straightforward explanations of Japanese grammar fundamentals Numerous examples of simple and complex sentence structures Japanese hiragana, katakana, and kanji with phonetic transliterations for all Japanese words Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the Japanese language to life Coverage of everyday topics as well as conversational expressions Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more experienced student, Japanese Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.

All About Particles

Author: Naoko Chino
Publisher: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 9784770050120
Release Date: 2010-08-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462901814
Release Date: 2013-12-20
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that is perfect for self study or in a classroom setting. Written Japanese combines three different types of characters: the Chinese characters known as kanji, and two Japanese sets of phonetic letters, hiragana and katakana, known collectively as kana, that must be mastered before the Japanese kanji can be learned. Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana provides beginning-level students of Japanese a thorough grounding in the basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols or syllabaries. A comprehensive introduction presents their basic function, origin, pronunciation and usage. The main body of the book is devoted to presenting the 92 hira and kata characters along with their variations, giving step-by-step guidelines on how to write each character neatly in the correct stroke order, with plentiful practice spaces provided for handwriting practice. This Japanese workbook includes: Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two Japanese kana systems. Ample provision for Japanese kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levels Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana, and the various kana combinations. Access to online Japanese audio files to aid in correct pronunciation. Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese. Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance. About this new edition: The new third edition has been expanded and revised to include many additional reading and writing exercises. Accompanying online recordings demonstrate the correct pronunciation of all the characters, vocabulary, and sentences in the book.

Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese

Author: Florence Sakade
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462914821
Release Date: 2014-04-07
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is an essential study tool for students seeking to learn Japanese and dramatically improve their ability to read and write kanji and kana. Students have been reading and writing the Japanese language for centuries, and they build their knowledge most successfully when they rely on a trusted resource. Today's most trusted—and readily available—resource is A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese. This classic, best-selling learning and reference work, trusted by beginning and intermediate students of Japanese is the best way to learn kanji and kana, and is now being offered as a fourth, thoroughly revised and up-to-date edition. Having a knowledge of the full set of General Use characters is the key to mastering everyday Japanese and will allow students to read and write Japanese up to the level of a typical Japanese newspaper with ease and confidence. Key features on this revised edition include: The most recent changes prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education. Covers all the 2,136 characters in the 'General Use' / Joyo Kanji set. Special codes indicate the kanji required for the JLPT and AP exams. Full range of Japanese character readings and English definitions Stroke counts, sroke–order diagrams, and compounds. Essential Japanese characters are presented according to the new arrangement by grade, based on their frequency of usage rather than their complexity. Numerous examples are given of the kanji compounds and derivatives used to form everyday words in Japanese.

A Guide to Japanese Grammar

Author: Tae Kim
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1495238962
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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