By Timothy G. Stout

ISBN-10: 1462901018

ISBN-13: 9781462901012

The approach that's helped hundreds of thousands within the U.S. and Japan research eastern successfully.

The eastern language has simple writing structures, hiragana and katakana, as well as the person who makes use of chinese language characters or Kanji. this useful booklet teaches you a brand new mnemonics–based solution to learn and write the elemental ninety two hiragana and katakana characters.

Memorable photo mnemonics assist you to profit the characters via associating their shapes and sounds with combos of pictures and English phrases already wide-spread to you.
Clear examples and pleasing exercises provide possibilities to learn, write, use and perform all forty six simple hiragana and forty six uncomplicated katakana characters, plus the remainder kana that stand for extra complicated sounds.
Polish your knowledge with notice searches, crossword puzzles, fill–in–the–blanks, timed acceptance quizzes, and different attention-grabbing activities.
The CD–ROM permits you to print out your personal flash playing cards (featuring an analogous mnemonic photographs taught within the ebook) that will help you overview and perform, even whereas you're at the cross.

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Indd 39 Ễ 3. mo no (thing; object) ờ 5. ki no– (yesterday) Ẩ ạ 1/24/11 4:59:21 PM 40 SECTION ONE ỊỊ 3 1 2 “ha” as in hall a hockey player Writing Tip “ha” has three strokes: 1) a jump, 2) stop and 3) looping stop. Trace these characters. ᴾỊᴾỊᴾỊᴾỊᴾỊᴾỊᴾỊᴾỊ Write the character in the boxes below, and then circle the one you think is best. 1. ha ru (spring) 2. ) Ủ 4. indd 40 3. ha ko (box) ẟ 5. ha (tooth; teeth) Ắ 6. ha re (fine weather) ủ 1/24/11 4:59:22 PM THE BASIC 46 HIRAGANA CHARACTERS 41 ọ 1 “hi” as in he.

De n wa (telephone) ỂỮ 4. ” calls the cowboy to his horse. (the “w” is dropped in modern Japanese) Writing Tip “o” has three strokes and they are all stops. Trace these characters. ᴾửᴾ ửᴾ ửᴾ ửᴾ ửᴾ ửᴾ ửᴾ ử Write the character in the boxes below, and then circle the one you think is best. This character is not used to write words; it is a grammatical object marker (see Section Two). Trace the light gray characters and write the character “o” by yourself. 1. ) ỪẺẲᴾỊᴾẸỉỖỮᴾ ᴾợỚộẴẇ 2. ” Writing Tip “n” has one stroke: a brush.

Indd 44 3. ho ne (bones) Ỉ 5. ho so i (thin; slender) Ữ Ẹẟ 1/24/11 4:59:23 PM THE BASIC 46 HIRAGANA CHARACTERS 45 READING PRACTICE 2: た ~ ほ You should now be able to read the words below. Fold the page lengthwise (or cover it with your hand) so you can only see the hiragana words on the left hand side of the page. Try reading them aloud and then check with the words on the right. Keep practicing until you can read them all. For an extra challenge try reading the Japanese and saying the English word before checking.

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