Learning Japanese Hiragana And Katakana: A Workbook For Self-study by Kenneth G. HenshallLearning Japanese Hiragana And Katakana: A Workbook For Self-study by Kenneth G. Henshall

Learning Japanese Hiragana And Katakana: A Workbook For Self-study

byKenneth G. Henshall, Tetsuo Takagaki

Paperback | August 15, 2014

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Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that is perfect for self-study or use in a classroom setting.Written Japanese combines three different types of characters: the Chinese characters known as kanji, and two Japanese sets of phonetic letters, hiragana and katakana, known collectively as kana, that must be mastered before the Japanese kanji can be learned. Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana provides beginning-level students of Japanese a thorough grounding in the basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols or syllabaries. A comprehensive introduction presents their primary function, origin, pronunciation and usage. The main body of the book is devoted to presenting the 92 hira and kata characters along with their variations, giving step-by-step guidelines on how to write each character neatly in the correct stroke order, with generous practice spaces provided for handwritingpractice.This Japanese workbook includes: - Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two Japanese kana systems. - Ample provision for Japanese kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levels - Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana, and the various kana combinations. - Access to online Japanese audio files to aid in correct pronunciation. - Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese. - Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance.About this new edition:The new third edition has been expanded and revised to include many additional reading and writing exercises. Accompanying online recordings demonstrate the correct pronunciation of all the characters, vocabulary, and sentences in the book.
Kenneth G. Henshall has written many books on Japanese literature, history, culture, and language. A graduate of the universities of London (B.A. Hons), Sydney (Ph.D.), and Adelaide (Dip. Ed.), he is now Associate Professor of Japanese at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. He has also taught at the universities of Auckland, W...
Title:Learning Japanese Hiragana And Katakana: A Workbook For Self-studyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 7.5 × 0.33 inPublished:August 15, 2014Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805312270

ISBN - 13:9784805312278

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Effective, easy and helpful workbook Japanese self taught, its a very easy simple approach workbook to hiragana and katakana alphabet systems. The book includes work space with repeated practice the characters that have a breakdown of stroke order, pronunciation and simple phrases and sentences. Comes with a variety of practice types such as games, matching, translating from hiragana to romaji, romaji to hiragana, katakana to romaji and romaji to katakana. Like the book describes its perfect for self studies.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great workbook easy to follow Bought this as a first time Japanese self taught beginners book to learn hiragana and katakana. Has clear breakdown of how to write, strokes and boxes to write them in. Comprehensive workbook to learn the characters and includes small games like matching, translating and copying to reinstate what you just learned. Very practical and helpful!
Date published: 2017-02-16

Editorial Reviews

Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana gives you an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at kana. It covers the 46 basic symbols for each system, and the 61 modifications and combinations." - Eurolinguiste blog"