The Complete Guide To Japanese Kanji: (jlpt All Levels) Remembering And Understanding The 2,136 Standard Characters by Christopher SeelyThe Complete Guide To Japanese Kanji: (jlpt All Levels) Remembering And Understanding The 2,136 Standard Characters by Christopher Seely

The Complete Guide To Japanese Kanji: (jlpt All Levels) Remembering And Understanding The 2,136…

byChristopher Seely, Kenneth G. HenshallContribution byJiageng Fan

Paperback | April 1, 2016

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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 memorizationThe 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 bookthat 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."
Christopher Seeley (B.A. Hons. & Ph.D., London University) has written extensively on the Japanese writing system and Chinese characters; his publications include A History of Writing in Japan (E.J. Brill, 1991, republished University of Hawai'i Press, 2000). He was a senior lecturer and Head of Department at the Asian Languages Depar...
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Title:The Complete Guide To Japanese Kanji: (jlpt All Levels) Remembering And Understanding The 2,136…Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.26 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4805311703

ISBN - 13:9784805311707

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This book is nothing less than an etymological kanji dictionary of all 2000+ joyo (everyday use) kanji! For each kanji character, it presents its history in brief, references it to associated characters, tells its story of how it has evolved into its current form, and also its readings (both kun and on readings) and three example words/compound words written using the character. Of all the Japanese learning-related books I own, this one is by far the one I've gotten the most out of. Iheartily recommend this one! - Squidoo language learning"... I use it every single day and have done so for almost a year now. It is the most brilliant reference book ever for learning kanji. I use this in conjunction with a phone app for Android, Obenkyo. I use the app to learn how to write each kanji and to study them. I consult this book daily to learn the Why of each kanji, and to figure out how to remember them. There is a story to each kanji-and when you know the story it is much easier to remember each kanji. To find a kanji, you look it up by the readings in the back. If you get one book to learn kanji, this is the one you should get." - Goodreads "