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by Yaeko S. Habein,Gerald B. Mathias

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  • ISBN 4770024983
  • ISBN13 978-4770024985
  • Language English
  • Author Yaeko S. Habein,Gerald B. Mathias
  • Publisher Kodansha USA; 1 edition (December 8, 2000)
  • Pages 144
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  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Humanities
  • Size ePub 1592 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 814

There are many things that make learning to read Japanese difficult, and all of them have to do with kanji. It has been suggested that kanji be banned from use, which might prove awkward considering that they have been a part of the language for over a 1,400 years. It has also been suggested that they be simplified, and a half-hearted attempt was actually made to do just that. But, in the end, the student has only one recourse-which is, to learn them. Of the many difficulties presented by kanji, this book takes up one: the fact that many of them look so very much alike. In your early years as a student, you may think that what you see before you is the simple character for "big," only to be told that, sorry, that's its look-alike, "dog." Later on in your career, you see what you believe to be the recently learned "rope," only to be told that it is its kissing cousin "steel." Years later, with a great deal of experience under your belt, you are still caught flat-footed when you mistake "samurai" for "wait." This book helps the student to overcome this problem of kissing cousins and spitting images, to become aware of the subtle differences that distinguish one kanji from another. With numerous exercises and charts, the tell-tale signs that give each kanji away are indelibly imprinted on the mind.

Decoding Kanji has been written to make this situation a little better, to make the study of kanji a little easier by giving structure to it. Our approach is to make students understand, as much as possible, (1) the relationship between each kanji form and its meaning, and (2) the relationship.

Decoding Kanji has been written to make this situation a little better, to make the study of kanji a little easier by giving structure to it. Our approach is to make students understand, as much as possible, (1) the relationship between each kanji form and its meaning, and (2) the relationship between a kanji form and its on (Sino-Japanese) reading. It is our hope and belief that this method will free students from the cumbersome task of rote memorization of kanji one by one. The emphasis throughout the book is on the importance of learning kanji forms accurately

There are many things that make learning to read Japanese difficult, and all of them have to do with kanji. Of the many difficulties presented by kanji, this book takes up one: the fact that many of them look so very much alike

There are many things that make learning to read Japanese difficult, and all of them have to do with kanji. Of the many difficulties presented by kanji, this book takes up one: the fact that many of them look so very much alike. In your early years as a student, you may think that what you see before you is the simple character for "big," only to be told that, sorry, that's its look-alike, "dog.

by Gerald B. Mathias and Yaeko S. Habein. This is a decent book to supplement your kanji learning. There are probably better texts out there, but the price was right, and it's pretty fair for what it is. Select Format: Paperback. 0. Report. Recently Viewed and Featured. Pursuit: 45 Poems of Inspiration to Help Reach Your Purpose.

There are many things that make learning to read Japanese difficult, and all of them have to do with kanji. But, in the end, the student has only one recourse-which is, to learn them. or become member to request.

Many aspects of learning to read Japanese are difficult, and almost all of them have to do with kanji. With numerous exercises and charts, students learn to be aware of the subtile differences that distinguish one symbol from another. There are many things that make learning to read Japanese difficult, and all of them have to do with kanji.

Decoding kanji : a practical approach to learning look-alike. Habein, Yaeko S. Musashino Kikoku, Gaikokujin Kyoiku Sodanshitsu Kyozai Kaihatsu Gurupu Musashino Kikoku, Gaikokujin Kyoiku Sodanshitsu Kyozai Kaihatsu Gurupu Musashino Kikoku, Gaikokujin Kyoiku Sodanshitsu Kyozai Kaihatsu Gurupu. E de wakaru kantan kanji 160.

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Talk about Decoding Kanji: A Practical Approach to Learning Look-Alike Characters


Arihelm
Very usefull!
Rgia
This is a decent book to supplement your kanji learning. There are probably better texts out there, but the price was right, and it's pretty fair for what it is.
Vetitc
The title is overly generic; it should be "How To Distinguish Similar Kanji: A Workbook."

This little manual is wonderfully clear, concise, and useful. The first section is an introduction to kanji structure—namely, phonetic and semantic components, and how they work (or fail to) in practice. It's very short and to-the-point. As a linguistics researcher, I can vouch for its accuracy; this is different from Heisig or "Kanji Pictographs" or the other numerous fantasy systems one finds in English textbooks. What you get here is what kanji really *are* (a few analyses may be a tad overly creative, but nothing major).

The workbook section is actually just the middle third—some 50 pages, pocketbook-sized. The first half of that is only useful for beginners; but every student will benefit from the latter half. It's especially useful for people taking the JLPT, since JLPT loves to quiz on tricksy, confusing characters.

The final third is a series of appendices, listing characters by frequency, common classifiers, ambiguous components and so on. It can be a good reference for those who like to study by drilling lists methodically; everyone else can just skip the section.

Overall, a great example of the didactic value of technical accuracy, focus, and clear language.
Hadadel
Good book with some helpful information. It helps if you have an understanding of Japanese sounds and basics before looking at this.