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by Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura,Joyce Mitamura

Download Let's Learn Kanji: An Introduction to Radicals, Components and 250 Very Basic Kanji (Kodansha's Children's Classics) ePub
  • ISBN 4770020686
  • ISBN13 978-4770020680
  • Language English
  • Author Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura,Joyce Mitamura
  • Publisher Kodansha USA; 1st edition (February 2, 1998)
  • Pages 272
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  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1361 kb
  • Size Fb2 1628 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 243

Everyone agrees that it is possible to learn to speak Japanese in a reasonable amount of time, but no one has ever said that about reading and writing it. It is widely held that spoken and written Japanese require separate efforts by the student, as if these two aspects were in fact distinct languages. A first step toward alleviating this situation was taken by Yasuko Mitamura in 1985 with the publication of Let's Learn Hiragana and Let's Learn Katakana, which continue to help thousands of students every year to master these two forms of Japanese script. Now, Let's Learn Kanji goes to the heart of the problem: the learning of kanji (i.e., Chinese characters as they are used in Japan). Not simply a brilliant exposition but also a workbook, it teaches the student how to write the basic strokes, how to put these together into full-fledged kanji, and how kanji function in the context of example sentences. Progress is continually checked, and the student is encouraged through quizzes and exercises. The result: 250 fundamental characters learned almost painlessly.

by Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura & Joyce Mitamura Since it was first published in 1998, Minna no Nihongo has been a long-selling and classic textbook.

by Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura & Joyce Mitamura. My First Japanese Kanji Book is an inventive and unique introduction to kanji for children. 85 MB·31,843 Downloads. Lesson 1. These Kanji characters were made from very primitive pictures as follows  . Since it was first published in 1998, Minna no Nihongo has been a long-selling and classic textbook. The Kodansha kanji learner’s course: A step-by-step guide to mastering 2300 characters. 16 MB·2,077 Downloads·New!

Now, Let's Learn Kanji goes to the heart of the problem: the learning of kanji (. Chinese characters as they are used in Japan). The result: 250 fundamental characters learned almost painlessly.

Now, Let's Learn Kanji goes to the heart of the problem: the learning of kanji (. Not simply a brilliant exposition but also a workbook, it teaches the student how to write the basic strokes, how to put these together into full-fledged kanji, and how kanji function in the context of example. Progress is continually checked, and the student is encouraged through quizzes and exercises. Categories: Linguistics\Foreign. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

JOYCE KOSAKA MITAMURA was an experienced and respected educator who taught Japanese in California for many years. Paperback: 272 pages.

by Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura and Joyce Yumi Mitamura. Throughout the stroke, radical, and component chapters, the authors use romaji. A Good Introduction to Kanji. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. This is a good book for beginning students of Japanese. Which is annoying, but all is forgiven in Part 2, where you learn the 250 Very Basic Kanji. Chinese characters as they are used in Japan)

Now, Let's Learn Kanji goes to the heart of the problem: the learning of kanji (. Not simply a brilliant exposition but also a workbook, it teaches the student how to write the basic strokes, how to put these together into full-fledged kanji, and how kanji function in the context of example sentences. Download from free file storage.

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Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura; Joyce Mitamura

Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura; Joyce Mitamura. A first step toward alleviating this situation was taken by Yasuko Mitamura in 1985 with the publication of Let's Learn Hiragana and Let's Learn Katakana, which continue to help thousands of students every year to master these two forms of Japanese script. Now, Let's Learn Kanji goes to the heart of the problem: the learning of kanji (.

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Gri
It may be a little dense for some, but considering the daunting task of learning Kanji, I have enjoyed the depth and pacing of this book so far and have made notable progress. I have not made it far into the text book, however I have learned from Chapters 1+2 about different strokes, stroke order, counting strokes, and the very beginnings of radicals themselves. I have found the reviews and quizzes at the end of most every section to be helpful, the answer key is in the back. The book does a good job of continually using familiar characters in examples and they are becoming easier to work with. I imagine this is a very formal way of learning the language- If you want some help in generally understanding the concepts in some plain english I would, first suggest this book, then suggest you visiting the website Kanjidamage (google it). Warning: It uses some offensive language but it has helped remind me what I'm actually learning about.
ACOS
It seems that many reviewers, here and elsewhere, criticize the radicals and components approach first. Coming from a background in music, I can only see the analogy to learning scales, chords, etc. in all 12 keys on your instrument before progressing to more complicated phrases, melodies etc. Sure, you'll pick up the odd lick here and there, but that foundation in technique is going to equip you for the rest of the journey. The same idea can be applied to almost any field of learning, and the kanji are no different. Learn the basics first, you'll save lots of time in the long run and you'll have COMMAND of the material. This book takes such a foundational approach, where other books take shortcuts and claim to have you saving tons of time. It just simply isn't the case with learning any large body of information, and the kanji are no different. Use the process lauded in this book and you will learn most effectively, at your own pace, the hard (read: correct) way.
Anarasida
...but this book is working for me!
A little background so you understand why I rate this book 5 stars:
I have a decent handle on Japanese grammar and aural comprehension, making steady progress every week. The remaining challenge was progressing in Kanji. However, every source I checked indicated that the rote memorization of Kanji was unavoidable. I tried some of the mnemonic techniques but that approach seemed to add more work, with marginal results. You can follow the stroke order etc, but the details start to blur after a while if it seems like you are just drawing random pictures. Alas, learning Kanji seemed like it was going to be a long hard slog.

Fortunately, I'm really good at take low level details and using induction to put the details into a larger context. Lo and behold along comes Let's Learn Kanji! The genius of this book(I've searched for others that are similar in approach but no luck there) is that it teaches about the fundamental Kanji radicals and how they can aggregate and combine into more complicated Kanji. Since I learned the Kana fairly quickly, this felt like learning new Kana(even though it isn't) because the shapes were not as complicated from jump and I could get comfortable with how they were actually contstucted with correct stroke order and stroke type. Now, when I read my grammar books, with the kanzi, okurigana and romazi translations, I can see the radicals present within the Kanji. The Kanji then start making sense, given that the radicals have already been described. The correlation with the radicals isn't 100% but there is enough for me to make consistent progress without feeling overwelmed. Discovering this book was energizing. Be forewarned, that it will still take time to go through all of the material. However, in a relative sense, I think of it as short term (mild) pain, for long term gain. This approach is not for everyone. But for those who like to understand low level details(radicals) so they can fit it into a larger picture(Kanji). I highly recommend it.
Steep
my daughter loved the book. she has been teaching herself japanese for over two years now. this book really thrilled her. it will also help with her class in japanese this year.
Cheber
I really do love this book and it helped so much, but now that I'm a full time student and working again I just haven't had the time for it. :(
Prince Persie
Very Helpful!
Umrdana
It's a workbook. It does its job.
This is a book form of the CD and both together is a great learning tool to learn a new language.