Author: Michael Rowley
ISBN: 4794600674
Release Date: 2011-03


Kanji Pict o Graphix

Author: Michael Rowley
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Release Date:

Japanese written characters, or kanji, have their origin in a picture-language developed in ancient China. Over time this language evolved into stylized abstract forms that are hard to memorize. In Kanji Pict-o-Graphix, Michael Rowley offers a whole new set of contemporary visual and textual memory aids—mnemonics—that reveal the meanings of over 1,000 Japanese kanji. Fully indexed and cross-referenced. "Kanji Pict-o-Graphix offers an engaging way to learn and memorize Kanji."—Rocky Mountain Region Japan Project "A fun book for studying kanji. The illustration reveals more of its contents and method than any description ever could."—Japan Times "It is a very nice book, simple and pretty effective. A useful addition to the library of all beginners who aspire to learn Japanese. Recommended."—Protoculture Addicts Learn more about kanji from Stone Bridge Press: Kana Pict-o-Graphix, Designing with Kanji, Kanji Starter 1&2, and Crazy for Kanji

Kana Pict o graphix

Author: Michael Rowley
ISBN: 1880656183
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Pocket-size visual guide for remembering the Japanese syllabaries--perfect for beginners!

Michael Rowley s KanjiPictoGraphix Dragon Book

Author: Michael Rowley
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781611720006
Release Date: 2012-12-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study

For the first time, a full-color selection of Michael Rowley's best-selling Japanese kanji mnemonics, especially for beginners!

Japanese the Manga Way

Author: Wayne P. Lammers
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1880656906
Release Date: 2004-11-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A "real manga, real Japanese" study guide and resource for language students and teachers

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.

Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Author: Christopher Seely
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462917730
Release Date: 2016-03-22
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.

Read Japanese Today

Author: Len Walsh
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462915927
Release Date: 2008-11-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

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.

Beginning Japanese

Author: Eleanor Harz Jorden
Publisher: Google Print Common Library
ISBN: 0300001355
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Twenty lessons using dialogs, grammatical notes, drills, comprehensive materials, and exercises.

Frommer s Japanese PhraseFinder and Dictionary

Author: Tomoko Yamaguchi
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 1118143639
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Genre: Travel

Find the right words fast! Practical and easy-to-use, Frommer's PhraseFinders let you experience a place the way the locals do—by speaking the same language. More than 5,000 words and phrases organized by topic and dictionary entry for easy use on the go A two-way dictionary cross-referenced to verb conjugations and the most common phrases Detailed pronunciation guide and slang terms to help you sound more like a local A two-way menu translator, basic grammar information, and much more

Easy Kana Workbook Basic Practice in Hiragana and Katakana for Japanese Language Students

Author: Rita Lampkin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0844285323
Release Date: 1990-07-30
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This practical workbook is for all students of Japanese who want to learn the basic phonetic writing systems in use by the Japanese. This workbook is a self contained course, which can be used both for independent study or in the classroom. It can also serve as an ideal supplement to any basic conversation course in Japanese.

Kanji Mnemonics

Author: Robert P. Bodnaryk
ISBN: 0968893708
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Chinese characters