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Learning Japanese Kanji

the 520 Most Essential Characters (JLPT / AP)

Glen Nolan Grant



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19 October 2021
An enjoyable and effective way to learn Japanese kanji!
This useful reference book helps self-study and classroom students remember the meanings and pronunciations of 520 essential kanji. An otherwise daunting task, memorization is made easier with this book-which uses mnemonic techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. Key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short stories, and the systematic building-block approach that shows how more complicated characters are constructed from basic elements.

This is a practical guide with a clear, concise, and appealing layout; it is well-indexed with easy look-up methods. The kanji in this volume give you the majority of characters you will encounter in daily life, from newspapers to street signs. It also includes the kanji required for the AP Japanese exam and N4 & N5 JLPT tests.

Accompanying online audio provides recordings by native Japanese speakers to perfect your pronunciation.
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   709g
ISBN:   9784805316665
ISBN 10:   4805316667
Pages:   480
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Glen Nolan Grant is a Canadian postal worker and acclaimed translator. He has traveled extensively, visiting over 60 countries and learning to speak six languages. He became attracted to the Japanese writing system while living in Japan. When he learned that many consider Japanese to be the most difficult written language in the world, he took on the challenge of finding a way to make learning it easier. He came upon the main idea for this book while traveling through Africa. Viewing the constellations in the night skies, and realizing that drawing pictures has helped people see and remember since time immemorial, he realized that you could draw pictures around kanji for the same purpose.

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