Japanese Hiragana & Katakana For Beginners: First Steps To Mastering The Japanese Writing System (cd-rom Included) by Timothy G. StoutJapanese Hiragana & Katakana For Beginners: First Steps To Mastering The Japanese Writing System (cd-rom Included) by Timothy G. Stout

Japanese Hiragana & Katakana For Beginners: First Steps To Mastering The Japanese Writing System…

byTimothy G. Stout

Book & Toy | April 20, 2011

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The method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully.The Japanese language has two basic writing systems, hiragana, and katakana, in addition to the one that uses Chinese characters or Kanji. This handy book teaches you a new mnemonic-based method to read and write the fundamental 92 hiragana and katakana characters. Along with its sister book: Japanese Kanji for Beginners it provides a complete introduction to written Japanese. - Memorable picture mnemonics help you to learn the characters by associating their shapes and sounds with combinations of images and English words already familiar to you. - Clear examples and engaging exercises offer opportunities to read, write, use and practice all 92 primary hiragana katakana characters, plus the remaining kana that stand for more complex sounds. - Polish your knowledge with word searches, crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blanks, timed recognition quizzes, and other engaging activities. - The CD-ROM allows you to print out flashcards (featuring the same mnemonic images taught in the book) to help you review and practice, even while you are on the go.
Timothy G. Stout lived in Japan for 20 years and has taught Japanese language for 23 years in public and private schools, and at the university level. While teaching at the American School in Japan, he conducted research on the use of keyword mnemonics in the instruction of Japanese. Stout has a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from Utah S...
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Title:Japanese Hiragana & Katakana For Beginners: First Steps To Mastering The Japanese Writing System…Format:Book & ToyDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:April 20, 2011Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805311444

ISBN - 13:9784805311448

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great memorization tool. The activities are fun aswell.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good way to learn! This book is a great way to learn Japanese! Lots of exercises and if you fun out of room or need more practice just use some sheets of paper, the book gives tons of tips and memorization hints that helped me a lot!
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good A great beginners tool, helpful memorization startegy
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Useful I loved the book and it's very useful as a studying tool. The best part was examples of words using the hiragana and katakana you learn. Only thing I didn't really like is how they separated learning with the dakuten (I think that's what it's called) and the normal characters, leaving those till the end. It made it a bit awkward since you're pretty much going back to relearn something only with a " beside it.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great asset Really helpful. Learning Kana is important when learning how to speak it, as well.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from thumbs up It is a pretty good book for learning how to read and write hiragana and katakana. I recommend it! :)
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good to add to your Japanese Starters kit!! I am loving it so far!! Very helpful.
Date published: 2015-01-16

Editorial Reviews

As a whole I find this book to be a useful tool to learning the characters of both writing systems. I especially like the vocabulary usage at the bottom of each characters page... If you are looking for a book to get you started with Japanese I think this is a good place to start." - BenLearnsJapanese.com blog"