The Kodansha Kanji Learner s Course

Author: Andrew Scott Conning
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568365268
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

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.

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.

The Meaning of Tingo

Author: Adam Jacot de Boinod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201290
Release Date: 2007-02-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Did you know that in Hungary, pigs go rof-rof-rof, but in Japan they go boo boo boo? That there’s apparently the need in Bolivia for a word that means "I was rather too drunk last night but it was all their fault"? Adam Jacot de Boinod's book on extraordinary words from around the world will give you the definitions and phrases you need to make friends in every culture. A true writer's resource and the perfect gift for linguists, librarians, logophiles, and international jet-setters. While there’s no guarantee you’ll never pana po’o again (Hawaiian for "scratch your head in order to help you remember something you’ve forgotten"), or mingmu (Chinese for "die without regret"), at least you’ll know what tingo means, and that’s a start. “A book no well-stocked bookshelf, cistern top or handbag should be without. At last we know those Eskimo words for snow and how the Dutch render the sound of Rice Krispies. Adam Jacot de Boinod has produced an absolutely delicious little book: It goes Pif! Paf! Pouf! Cric! Crac! Croc! and Knisper! Knasper! Knusper! on every page.”—Stephen Fry

Japanese Katakana for Beginners

Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462914012
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is a user–friendly guide to learning Japanese Katakana and includes a set of 46 flash cards Japanese Katakana for Beginners makes learning of beginner kana fast and effective by using memorable picture mnemonics, along with clear explanations, examples and lots of fun exercises—a method that has helped thousands of students lean katakana successfully in the United States and Japan. Picture mnemonics enhance memory by associating the shape and sound of each Japanese kana character with combinations of images and English words already familiar to students. This book is organized into three main sections: The first introduces the basic 46 katakana characters along with writing tips and opportunities to practice writing them. The secondteachers the usage rules that allow students to write all Japanese sounds, providing more opportunities for practice. The third strengthens students' skills through a wide range of exercises (word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, visual discrimination, timed recognition quizzes, etc) designed to both increase the knowledge of the Japanese language and reinforce newly acquired writing skills. A set of flash cards printed on perforated cardstock and a list of suggested flash card activities, are also provided at the end of the book. Each of these cards introduces a katakana character along with the picture mnemonic that helps to recognize and remember it.

Remembering the Kanji 3

Author: James W. Heisig
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824831677
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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

Author: Janet Ashby
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 4770029365
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Read Real Japanese is a Kodansha International publication.

The Moon Princess

Author: Ralph F. (RTL) McCarthy
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568365276
Release Date: 2013-05-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

An old bamboo cutter finds a tiny child in the hollow of a bamboo stalk. Thus begins the beloved story of the Moon Princess, whose unearthly beauty brings her fame and would-be husbands from throughout the land, but whose destiny shines far off in the sky. The delicate color and detail of Kancho Oda's illustrations, painted over half a century ago, create a mood of charm and mystery, admirably accompanied by the lilting verse of writer, translator, and lyricist Ralph F. McCarthy.

Manga Fashion Bible

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Chris Hart Books
ISBN: 1942021623
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Cartooning

Packed with tutorials and enticing projects, this stylish compilation from bestselling author Christopher Hart demystifies the entire process of drawing manga s irresistibly edgy fashions. From classic outfits to new Tokyo trends, hairstyles to figures and poses, Chris explores this popular Japanese genre in depth: mixing and matching outfits, creating complementary color schemes, drawing patterns on fabric, and more. A troubleshooting guide helps beginners solve common problems."

The Kanji Learner s Course Green Book

Author: Andrew Conning
Publisher:
ISBN: 069272799X
Release Date: 2016-09-30
Genre:

The Kanji Learner's Course Green Book offers the most convenient way to practice the writing of all 2,300 kanji in the widely praised Kodansha Kanji Learner's Course.Even today when most learners are focused on learning to read kanji rather than to write them, handwriting practice remains essential. Integrating hand-eye coordination with the kinesthetic experience of each kanji's stroke sequence, handwriting improves your ability to recognize each kanji, grasp intuitively how it is put together, and distinguish it from lookalikes.Designed to help you use your study time most efficiently, this simple little workbook contains just the right quantity of writing spaces -- four large spaces followed by seven small spaces -- to give you enough practice for each character. It also offers you:* Convenience: Following the Course sequence entry by entry, the Green Book makes it easy for you to structure the right amount of handwriting practice into your study routine, experience a sense of creative accomplishment, and exploit the Course's full value.* A broad overview of groups of related kanji: Displaying forty kanji per spread, it also allows you to survey the Course's graphically related groupings, consider the similarities and differences among nearby characters, and fully absorb how each kanji's unique features and composition relate to its meaning.* A good solution for mastering stroke order: Each entry contains both a guide character and tracing characters, but deliberately excludes stroke order to allow you to develop an independent mastery of kanji composition. The main Course book provides stroke order diagrams for when you need them, but this will not be very often provided you follow the Course's graphically cumulative sequence and practice writing every kanji as you go.* Guidance for mastering proper stroke forms: Both the guide characters and the practice squares are cross-hatched to help you achieve precise form.* Savings: Standard genk�y�shi manuscript paper typically costs around US$7-12 online. The Green Book is priced toward the bottom of this range while offering unique convenience for users of the Kanji Learner's Course.

Learning PySpark

Author: Tomasz Drabas
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786466259
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Computers

Build data-intensive applications locally and deploy at scale using the combined powers of Python and Spark 2.0 About This Book Learn why and how you can efficiently use Python to process data and build machine learning models in Apache Spark 2.0 Develop and deploy efficient, scalable real-time Spark solutions Take your understanding of using Spark with Python to the next level with this jump start guide Who This Book Is For If you are a Python developer who wants to learn about the Apache Spark 2.0 ecosystem, this book is for you. A firm understanding of Python is expected to get the best out of the book. Familiarity with Spark would be useful, but is not mandatory. What You Will Learn Learn about Apache Spark and the Spark 2.0 architecture Build and interact with Spark DataFrames using Spark SQL Learn how to solve graph and deep learning problems using GraphFrames and TensorFrames respectively Read, transform, and understand data and use it to train machine learning models Build machine learning models with MLlib and ML Learn how to submit your applications programmatically using spark-submit Deploy locally built applications to a cluster In Detail Apache Spark is an open source framework for efficient cluster computing with a strong interface for data parallelism and fault tolerance. This book will show you how to leverage the power of Python and put it to use in the Spark ecosystem. You will start by getting a firm understanding of the Spark 2.0 architecture and how to set up a Python environment for Spark. You will get familiar with the modules available in PySpark. You will learn how to abstract data with RDDs and DataFrames and understand the streaming capabilities of PySpark. Also, you will get a thorough overview of machine learning capabilities of PySpark using ML and MLlib, graph processing using GraphFrames, and polyglot persistence using Blaze. Finally, you will learn how to deploy your applications to the cloud using the spark-submit command. By the end of this book, you will have established a firm understanding of the Spark Python API and how it can be used to build data-intensive applications. Style and approach This book takes a very comprehensive, step-by-step approach so you understand how the Spark ecosystem can be used with Python to develop efficient, scalable solutions. Every chapter is standalone and written in a very easy-to-understand manner, with a focus on both the hows and the whys of each concept.

The Ten Day MBA 3rd Ed

Author: Steven A. Silbiger
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061793172
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Now totally revised -- the 3rd edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, including leadership, corporate ethics and compliance, financial planning, and real estate. This internationally acclaimed guide (more than 200,000 copies sold in the United States and around the world) distills the material of the most popular business-school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia. Silbiger's research comes straight from the notes of real MBA students attending these top programs today. You will learn how to: Read and understand financial statements Develop effective and comprehensive marketing plans Understand accounting rules and methods Manage your relationship with your boss Develop corporate strategies Understand the present value concept Use quantitative techniques to evaluate projects Value stock, bond, and option investments Understand the language of business law Master the most-used MBA jargon At the rate of one easy-to-understand chapter a day, this classic business book enables readers to absorb the material, speak the language, and acquire the confidence and experience needed to succeed in the competitive global business world of the twenty-first century.

Japanese Particle Workbook

Author: Taeko Kamiya
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: UVA:X004908696
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Particles are an essential component of the Japanese language, and a facility with their use is essential for a mastery of both spoken and written forms. This new workbook will help students acquire that facility. It introduces 60 particles and their 188 basic functions in order of frequency of usage. Each function is illustrated with example sentences, and exercises are presented every few lessons to allow users to test their understanding, writing directly in the workbook and checking their work against the answers provided. A basic vocabulary is employed throughout to allow students to concentrate fully on one important goal—the mastery of Japanese particles.