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Read Japanese Kanji Today

The Easy Way to Learn the 400 Basic Kanji

Len Walsh



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Tuttle Publishing
15 August 2017
The method that has helped thousands! Read Japanese Kanji Today provides readers with a quick and simple method to learn kanji characters.

Far from being a complex and mysterious script, Japanese writing is actually a simple and fascinating pictographic and ideographic system, easily understood and mastered. With the approach used in this easy-to-read, entertaining kanji book you'll soon be able to recognise and read over 400 kanji, whether or not you have any knowledge of Japanese grammar or the spoken Japanese language. The 400+ kanji characters stick in your mind thanks to an engaging text and illustrations that show the historical development and meaning of each character. The description of each kanji explains its origins and development, its modern uses, and how it is pronounced. Many examples from everyday usage are included.

This new, expanded edition has added: Pronunciations Readings Vocabulary Stroke Order Practice BoxesUse Read Japanese Kanji Today to learn kanji quickly and painlessly!
By:   Len Walsh
Imprint:   Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   425g
ISBN:   9784805314326
ISBN 10:   480531432X
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   15 August 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Len Walsh has studied and taught Japanese in both the United States and Japan.

Reviews for Read Japanese Kanji Today: The Easy Way to Learn the 400 Basic Kanji

A simple first step, learning to read the first 300 Kanji characters; the same way Japanese elementary school students do. It gives topical examples of signage and localities from around Tokyo, so it would be particularly helpful for the first timer language neophyte in Japan. Considering that acquiring just a few thousand Kanji takes most of a High School education, you can't really ask for more in an easy to read book. &#8212Goodreads

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