Read Japanese Kanji Today: The Easy Way to Learn the 400 Basic Kanji [JLPT Levels N5 + N4 and AP Japanese Language & Culture Exam] (Paperback)
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The method that has helped thousands—Read Japanese Kanji Today provides readers with a quick and simple way to learn kanji characters.
Far from being a complex and mysterious script, Japanese writing is a fascinating and straightforward pictographic and ideographic system, quickly understood and mastered. With the approach used in this easy-to-read, entertaining kanji book you'll soon be able to recognize and read over 400 kanji, whether or not you have any knowledge of Japanese grammar or the spoken Japanese language.
The 400+ kanji characters stick in your mind thanks to an engaging text and illustrations that show the historical development and meaning of each character. The description of each kanji explains its origins and development, its modern uses, and how it is pronounced. Many examples of everyday usage are included.
This new, expanded edition has added:
- Stroke Order
- Practice Boxes
About the Author
Len Walsh has studied and taught Japanese in both the United States and Japan.
"A simple first step, learning to read the first 300 Kanji characters; the same way Japanese elementary school students do. It gives topical examples of signage and localities from around Tokyo, so it would be particularly helpful for the first timer language neophyte in Japan. Considering that acquiring just a few thousand Kanji takes most of a High School education, you can't really ask for more in an easy to read book." —Goodreads