Living Language Korean

Author: Jaemin Roh
Publisher: Living Language
ISBN: 0307972240
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Korean, Complete Edition is a unique multimedia program that takes you from a beginner to an advanced level in one convenient package. Includes three programs: Essential, Intermediate and Advanced. Also includes a book to learn how to read and write in Korean.

Complete Mandarin Chinese

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 0340958936
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Chinese language

Are you looking for a complete course in Mandarin Chinese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Mandarin Chinese will guarantee success.

Korean for Beginners

Author: Henry J. Amen IV
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462901036
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Have you ever considered learning Korean, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away! Korean has been called "the most logical language there is," and with this friendly and thorough introduction you will soon see why. The best way to learn Korean—this book uses a lighthearted, humorous approach. Korean for Beginners starts by showing you just how reasoned and logical the Korean alphabet, hangeul, actually is, and helps you master it faster than you learned the English alphabet. Realistic situations you might encounter in Korea in Korean-speaking environments are described, and new words are explained in terms of how you'll find them useful to communicate. Numerous illustrations enliven the text, downloadable audio lets you listen and repeat phrases in the book. Soon you'll be able to say with pride, "I know Korean!" Features of Korean for Beginners are: Learn to read Korean writing with ease. Practical phrases help you converse with confidence. A lighthearted "guide" walks you through, bringing the language to life. Downloadable audio with native Korean speakers help you to speak Korean like a pro. As the more than 1 million Americans who speak Korean can attest, the Korean language is here to stay, and generations of young (and older) adults are determined to learn it. This book is for people who want a grasp of how to speak, write and understand Korean—and who want to enjoy things while they're at it!

Japanese For Dummies

Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118130711
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato introduces the essentials of Japanese grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the Japanese language, before showing you Japanese in action. You'll also discover social customs, formalities, andmanners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Includes vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations.

Japanese Hiragana for Beginners

Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462914005
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learn how to write all the basic Japanese hiragana with this user-friendly workbook. Japanese Hiragana for Beginners makes learning hiragana 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 learn hiragana successfully in the United States and Japan. Picture mnemonics enhance memory by associating the shape and sound of each hiragana character with combinations of images and English words already familiar to students. This Japanese language learning book is divided into three main sections: Section 1 introduces the basic 46 hiragana characters along with writing tips and practice exercises. Section 2 teaches the usage rules that allow students to write Japanese sounds. Section 3 strengthens students’ skills through a wide range of exercises (word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, visual discrimination, timed quizzes, etc). 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 hiragana character along with picture mnemonic that helps to recognize and remember it.

Reading and Writing Chinese

Author: William McNaughton
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462913497
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters. Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Used as a standard by students and teachers learning to read Chinese and write Chinese for more than three decades, the bestselling Reading & Writing Chinese has been completely revised and updated. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by means of cleverly condensed grids. This guide also focuses on Pinyin, which is the official system to transcribe Hanzi, Chinese characters, into Latin script, now universally used in mainland China and Singapore. Traditional characters (still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) are also included, making this a complete reference. Newly updated and revised, these characters are the ones officially prescribed by the Chinese government for the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese is reinforced throughout. Key features of this newly-expanded edition include: The 1,725 most frequently used characters in both Simplified and Traditional forms. All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam. Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations. More mnemonic phrases and etymologies to help you remember the characters. An extensive introduction, alphabetical index, and index according to stroke count and stroke order. Completely updated/expanded English definitions. Convenient quick-reference tables of radicals. Updated and revised compounds, plus 25% more vocabulary now offered. Codes to assist those who are preparing for the AP exam or the HSK exam.

Russian For Dummies

Author: Andrew Kaufman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118206386
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Russian With Russia in line to host the World Cup in 2018, the Winter Olympics in 2014, as well as a Formula 1 Grand Prix, interest in Russia is on the rise. Russian For Dummies is an excellent resource for students, tourists, and businesspeople looking for an introduction to this popular and complex language. This updated edition offers new and improved content, more useful exercises and practice opportunities, all new content devoted to the Cyrillic alphabet, and much more. A revamped, user-friendly organization A fully updated and expanded audio CD with real-life conversations by native speakers Expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations A refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary Russian For Dummies provides basic instruction to those seeking to grasp the basics of conversational Russian. Students, travelers, and businesspeople with little or no language experience will gain a clearer understanding on how to communicate in Russian.

Essential Korean

Author: Soyeung Koh
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462910113
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This portable, user–friendly Korean language guide, phrasebook and dictionary is the cheapest and easiest way to learn Korean before and during your trip. If you only want to purchase one Korean language book—Essential Korean is the way to go. Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Series, it is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of South Korea and is also designed as a Korean phrasebook, making it the most versatile Korean language learning tool on the market. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to Korea or for students who want to supplement their learning, this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as a Korean phrase book or as an English–Korean Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Korean without the need to say a word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Korean again and again when you study Korean, visit Korea and work or interacting with Koreans. In this book you will find: Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday use. A Korean dictionary of over 2000 terms and expressions. Extensive information about Korean grammar and pronunciation. Latest Korean vocabulary and Korean phrases for smart phones, social media and more. This beginner Korean book will help you to quickly and easily learn Korean. Your ability to read Korean, write Korean, speak Korean, and comprehend Korean will be vastly improved without having to take an entire Korean language class. Other titles in this bestselling series of phrasebooks include: Essential Japanese, Essential Chinese, Essential Korean, Essential Tagalog, and Essential Arabic.

Complete Japanese

Author: Kumiko Ikeda Tsuji
Publisher: Living Language
ISBN: 9781400024179
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learn Japanese in 4 Simple Steps. With Living Language Complete Japanese: The Basics, you’ll start by learning words, and then you’ll progress to phrases, sentences, and conversations. This simple four-step building block approach will have you speaking with confidence right from the beginning, and you’ll be able to learn gradually and effectively. If you’re confident in your pronunciation, then this coursebook includes everything you need - vocabulary, grammar, culture, and practice. But you can also use this book along with the four hours of recordings included in the Living Language Complete Japanese: The Basics compact disc package, which also includes a handy learner’s dictionary. This comprehensive coursebook includes: •40 step-by-step lessons •Practical vocabulary and authentic everyday usage •Simple explanations and plenty of examples •Supplemental sections, including e-mail and internet resources •A comprehensive grammar reference section

Complete Japanese Learn Japanese with Teach Yourself

Author: Helen Gilhooly
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1471800474
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Genre:

Complete Japanese is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This book is for use with the accompanying audio CDs containing two hours of audio (ISBN 9781444194731). The main body of the book is written in Romanized script. Each unit also offers reading practice in the Japanese scripts: hiragana, katakana and some simple kanji. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -13 learning units plus verb tables and word glossaries -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Topic based-approach - learn Japanese you can actually use -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Japan -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Japanese -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress Coming soon: get our companion app. Japanese course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Also available: Get Started In Beginner's Japanese (ISBN 978144417478). Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.

Japanese from Zero

Author: George Trombley
Publisher: Yesjapan Corporation
ISBN: 0976998114
Release Date: 2006-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Japanese From Zero! is an innovative and integrated approach to learning Japanese developed by professional Japanese interpreter George Trombley and co-writer Yukari Takenaka. The lessons and techniques used in this series have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Japanese From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Japanese as well as absolute beginners. In Book 2 of the Japanese From Zero! series, readers are taught new grammar concepts, over 800 new words and expressions, and also learn the katakana writing system. Features of Book 2: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * Over 800 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Katakana * Easy-to-Understand Example Dialogues * Bilingual Glossaries with Kana and Romaji ...and much more!

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 1

Author: Yi Ren
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462919130
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Reinforce your written Chinese with this practice book for the best-selling Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters. Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters helps students quickly learn the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to the language. Intended for self-study and classroom use, this character workbook presents 178 Chinese characters and over 534 common words using these characters. These are the characters and words students need to know if they plan to take the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 Exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Each character is presented in a very simple and clear way. A step-by-step diagram shows how to write the character, and boxes are provided for freehand writing practice. The meaning and pronunciation are given along with the key vocabulary compounds and an example sentence. Review exercises reinforce the learning process and an index at the back allow you to look up the characters according to their English meanings or romanized Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Key features of this Chinese workbook include: Designed for HSK Level 1 and AP exam prep Learn the 178 most basic Chinese characters Example sentences and over 534 vocabulary items Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes

A Guide to Japanese Grammar

Author: Mr. Tae Kim
Publisher:
ISBN: 1643540033
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Foreign Language Study

My guide to Japanese grammar has been helping people learn Japanese as it's really spoken in Japan for many years. If you find yourself frustrated that you can't understand Japanese movies or books despite having taken Japanese classes, then this book is for you. It will help you finally understand those pesky particles and break down grammatical concepts that will allow you to comprehend anything from simple to very complex sentences. You will also learn Japanese that's spoken by real people including casual speech patterns and slang, stuff that's often left out in most textbooks. Don't take my word for it, just check out my website and order this book to have it handy wherever you go.

The Arabic Alphabet

Author: Nicholas Awde
Publisher: Lyle Stuart
ISBN: 0818404302
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Discusses the basics of the Arabic language and provides instruction in the Arabic alphabet