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Reading and Writing Japanese Hiragana

A Character Workbook for Beginners

Emiko Konomi



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10 March 2020
With plentiful writing and reading practice, this workbook starts with the basic letters and works up to writing words and complete sentences. Divided into two parts, the first part presents the 46 main Hiragana in their full and contracted forms, with extensive writing spaces provided for writing practice. Recognition and pronunciation of the letters are reinforced through writing and listening exercises.

In the second half of the book, students can apply their knowledge of Hiragana in a Writing Practice section that contains sentences related to contexts in which Hiragana words are often used, such as greetings, common expressions, place names and transportation.

Features of this language workbook include: A thorough overview of the Japanese writing system, explaining when and how Hiragana is used Handwriting and stroke-order tips Online audio files speed up the process by reinforcing the pronunciation of the letters through a variety of listening and writing exercises Printable flashcards Mnemonic illustrations for every character
By:   Emiko Konomi
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 191mm, 
Weight:   284g
ISBN:   9784805315217
ISBN 10:   4805315210
Series:   Reading and Writing Japanese Hiragana & Katakana
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   10 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Emiko Konomi received her PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University. She was a member of the faculty of the School of Business Administration and Department of World Languages and Literature at Portland State University. Dr. Konomi has taught all levels of Japanese including business Japanese, and has extensive experience training Japanese-language instructors at various teacher-training programs in the US. Her dedication to quality teaching earned her the 2011 and 2015 John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award. Her academic research focuses on Japanese linguistics and pedagogy. She is the author of Easy Japanese.

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