Japanese Kanji for Beginners: (JLPT Levels N5 & N4) First Steps to Learn the Basic Japanese Characters (Includes CD-Rom)

Learn English with movies with subtitles The method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully.

The Japanese language has two basic writing systems, kanji characters—which are based on Chinese characters and hiragana and katakana—a mnemonics based alphabet. This handy book teaches you a new mnemonics-based method to read and write the 430 highest-frequency kanji characters. Along with its sister book: Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginners it provides a complete introduction to written Japanese.

Japanese Kanji for Beginners contains everything you need to learn the kanji characters required for the Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture Exam. It is designed for use by high school or college students as well as independent learners. The kanji learned in this book closely adhere to those introduced in every major Japanese language textbook.

Key features of Japanese Kanji for Beginners include:

  • The 430 highest-frequency kanji characters
  • 44 simple, easy-to-follow lessons
  • Concise information on kanji elements, readings and pronunciations
  • Extensive exercises, drills, and writing practice
  • Free CD-ROM with printable flash cards, practice quizzes and extra exercises

As a bonus—the free CD-ROM inside the kanji book contains a set of printable kanji flash cards to assist learners in reviewing and memorizing the kanji in the book. It also contains sample vocabulary quizzes in a multiple-choice format similar to those in the AP exam, as well as additional exercises that further reinforce the newly learned kanji.



Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Vol. 1, Kanji 1-200: JLPT Beginning Level (Book & CD)

Learn English with movies with subtitles Everything you need to learn the 200 basic Japanese kanji characters is here in this boxed kit!

Flash cards are an essential tool in memorizing words when you are learning a new language. In Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 1, you'll get all the tools needed to learn the basic 200 Japanese kanji, including:

  • 200 hole-punched flash cards featuring the most commonly-used characters.
  • An organizing ring to hold the cards you are actively studying.
  • Audio recordings of over 1,200 words and phrases from a native speaker.
  • A 32-page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips.
Each expertly–designed Japanese flash card in this boxed set offers core information about the meanings, pronunciations, vocabulary and usage for each character along with memorable phrases and drawings to help you learn the Kanji. A stroke-order diagram shows how to write the Kanji correctly. Plus, the hole-punched cards and organizing ring allow you to sort the cards into smaller sets so you can learn or review them in batches and help to remember the kanji character effectively. This kit covers the first half of all characters needed for the Japanese AP exam, and all N5 Level and many N4 Level kanji required to pass the standard Japanese Language Proficiency Test or JLPT.

Watch your ability to learn kanji, read kanji, write kanji, and remember kanji grow steadily each day with Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 1!



Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 1: (JLPT Level N5) The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Japanese Kanji

Learn English with movies with subtitles This is an invaluable study guide and practice book for learning basic Japanese kanji.

Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise written Japanese.

This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. All the kanji and related vocabulary words in this book are those that students are expected to know for Level 5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. (JLPT). Characters that appear in the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam are flagged. Readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented. The correct method of writing each character is clearly indicated and practice boxes with strokes that can be traced are provided, along with empty boxes for freehand writing practice.

Lots of exercises are included to give students the opportunity to practice writing sentences containing the Kanji. Indexes at the back allow you to look up the characters by their readings and English meanings.

This kanji book includes:

  • Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each character.
  • Special boxes with grid lines to practice writing characters.
  • Words and phrases using each kanji.
  • Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.



The Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji: (JLPT All Levels) Remembering and Understanding the 2,136 Standard Characters

Learn English with movies with subtitles Learn over 2,000 Japanese Kanji characters with this user-friendly Japanese language-learning book.

This unique Kanji study guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the Kanji characters on the Japanese Ministry of Education's official Joyo ("General Use") list—providing detailed notes on the historical development of each character as well as all information needed by students to read and write them. As fascinating as it is useful, this is the book every Japanese language learners keeps on his or her desk and visits over and over.

This Kanji book includes:

  • Clear, large-sized entries
  • All of the General Use Joyo Kanji Characters
  • Japanese readings and English meanings
  • stroke-count
  • stroke order
  • usage examples
  • mnemonic hints for easy memorization
The components which make up each character are detailed and the Kanji are graded in difficulty according to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing students to prioritize the order in which the Kanji are learned and track their progress. This book is essential to anyone who is planning to take the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and will appeal to beginning students as well as those who wish to attain higher-level mastery of the Japanese language. It is the only book that also provides historical and etymological information about the Japanese Kanji.

This latest edition has been updated to include all of the 2,136 Kanji on the expanded Joyo list issued by the Japanese government in 2010. Many entries have been revised to include the most recent research on character etymologies.



Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit Volume 2: Kanji 201-400: JLPT Intermediate Level: (Audio CD Included)

Learn English with movies with subtitles Everything you need to learn 200 everyday Japanese kanji characters is here in this boxed kit!

Flash cards are an essential tool in memorizing words when you are learning a new language. In Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 2, you'll get all the tools needed to learn 200 everyday Japanese kanji, following the 200 kanji introduced in Volume 1 of this series.

This Japanese language learning kit includes:

  • 200 hole-punched flash cards featuring commonly used characters.
  • An organizing ring to hold the cards you are actively studying.
  • Audio recordings of over 1,400 words and phrases from a native speaker.
  • A 32-page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips.
Each expertly designed flash card in this boxed set offers core information about the meanings, pronunciations, vocabulary, and usage for each character along with memorable phrases and drawings to help you learn the kanji. A stroke-order diagram shows how to write the kanji correctly. Plus, the hole-punched cards and organizing ring allow you to sort the cards into smaller sets so you can learn or review them in batches and help to remember the kanji character effectively. The kanji introduced in this kit are needed for the AP Japanese Language and Culture exam, and regularly appear in the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at levels N4 and N3.

Watch your ability to learn kanji, read kanji, write kanji, and remember kanji grow steadily each day with Japanese Kanji Flash Cards Kit, Volume 2!



Essential Japanese Kanji Volume 1: (JLPT Level N5) Learn the Essential Kanji Characters Needed for Everyday Interactions in Japan

Learn English with movies with subtitles Essential Japanese Kanji is an easy approach to learning the most basic kanji encountered in everyday situations in Japan.

Packed with fun quizzes and useful exercises for those wishing to improve their Japanese ability, this new edition has been repackaged in a more compact, value-for-money size while losing none of the content that has made it a long-selling favorite. Key features of Essential Japanese Kanji include:

  • Introductory quizzes to introduce everyday situations in which the Kanji are used
  • A vocabulary section to help you understand the readings and meanings of each Kanji
  • New character charts presenting all the Kanji clearly and systematically
  • Definitions, readings, stroke orers and compounds for each character
  • Practice sections help you to imporove your skills
  • Advanced Placement Exam practice questions follow the format of the College Board exam
Everyday tasks like finding a street address or buying a train ticket in Japan require a basic working knowledge of kanji—the Japanese system of writing based on Chinese characters. Essential japanese Kanji, teaches you the kanji you'll actually need in everyday situations in lessons prepared by teachers from the prestigious University of Tokyo.



A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese: Fourth Edition, JLPT All Levels (2,136 Japanese Kanji Characters)

Learn English with movies with subtitles This is an essential study tool for students seeking to learn Japanese and dramatically improve their ability to read and write kanji and kana.

Students have been reading and writing the Japanese language for centuries, and they build their knowledge most successfully when they rely on a trusted resource. Today's most trusted—and readily available—resource is A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese. This classic, best-selling learning and reference work, trusted by beginning and intermediate students of Japanese is the best way to learn kanji and kana, and is now being offered as a fourth, thoroughly revised and up-to-date edition.

Having a knowledge of the full set of General Use characters is the key to mastering everyday Japanese and will allow students to read and write Japanese up to the level of a typical Japanese newspaper with ease and confidence.

Key features on this revised edition include:

  • The most recent changes prescribed by the Japanese Ministry of Education.
  • Covers all the 2,136 characters in the 'General Use' / Joyo Kanji set.
  • Special codes indicate the kanji required for the JLPT and AP exams.
  • Full range of Japanese character readings and English definitions
  • Stroke counts, sroke–order diagrams, and compounds.
  • Essential Japanese characters are presented according to the new arrangement by grade, based on their frequency of usage rather than their complexity.
  • Numerous examples are given of the kanji compounds and derivatives used to form everyday words in Japanese.



Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji: (JLPT Levels N5 & N4) The Innovative Method for Learning the 500 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters (With CD-ROM)

Learn English with movies with subtitles This book enables you to easily recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanji—and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily!

This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese characters—teaching you how to easily recognize the Kanji and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese and write Japanese requires knowing hundreds of Kanji. Traditionally, the ability to learn Kanji characters was accomplished purely by rote memorization. This method is extremely slow, tedious and time–consuming. The new science of mnemonics has changed all that. By associating an easily–remembered visual image and story with each Kanji, the learner is able to commit the characters to long–term memory far more easily and quickly than ever before. mnemonics also dramatically helps students to write kanji as well. This revolutionary new method has been tried by many thousands of students and it really works!

Using a systematic building–block approach to written Japanese, this beginner kanji book also shows you how more complicated characters are constructed from simpler elements. And similar mnemonic strategies are provided for learning the different pronunciations or "readings" of the characters. The CD–ROM that is included provides audio recordings by Japanese native speakers to perfect your pronunciation. It also provides a unique interactive software program showing you how to write each character and allowing you to write it yourself on screen!

This book can be used by anyone, and requires no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It can be used in conjunction with any Japanese textbook to learn the important Kanji characters upon which the language is based.

Key features of this book include:

  • Drawings and stories to create mental associations for the characters that stick in the brain and allow you to recall their meanings and readings. A CD–ROM software program showing you how to write each kanji character
  • Native speaker audio recordings for all the Kanji characters, vocabulary and sample sentences.
  • Sample sentences to expand your vocabulary by showing you how the Kanji are actually used.
  • Extensive review exercises to reinforce what you've learned.
  • User–friendly indexes allowing you to look–up the Kanji and use the book like a Kanji dictionary.

The 500 Kanji characters provided in this book include all the characters needed for the AP and JLPT Level 4 and 5 exams–giving you access to approximately 80 percent of all the Kanji characters you encounter in Japan!