- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Teach Yourself (25 Jun. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444103903
- ISBN-13: 978-1444103908
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Read and write Japanese scripts is a clear step-by-step guide to the written languages, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how they work in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning.
About the Author
Helen Gilhooly has lived and worked in Japan, and has a PGCE and an MA in Japanese. She is a university teacher trainer, language materials writer and senior director at a specialist language college in the UK.
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Her book is the very best you will find for showing you how to learn script. In no time at all you will know the days of the week, how to count, and will have acquired the kanji for basic concepts. I guarantee you'll learn painlessly, too. One initial task is memorising the hiragana and katakana, the two scripts used in combination with kanji. If you download some practice paper and write and rewrite them, and speak them aloud, a few each day, you'll be amazed how you'll be able to retain them.
If you want to learn phrases for conversation, this is not the book you'll need. However, if you want to be able to read (or at least get the gist of) Japanese blogs, CD covers etc, this is the best introduction. Combine this with a good dictionary such as Berlitz Language: Japanese Concise Dictionary: Japanese-English, English-Japanese (Berlitz Concise Dictionary), or the romaji-free Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary, and a couple of bookmarked websites for pronunciation and grammar, and you'll have yourself a a very enjoyable learning experience.
It's got a very clear unit format, starting off with a brief history on the origins of the Japanese language. Then explaining in detail what different parts of the language do and how they're used, which I've found oddly lacking in many other books(The bit I had the most difficulty trying to understand) It then starts you off learning basic Kanji with lots of helpful mnemonics, examples and activities to test yourself.
It won't teach you everything, but it will give you a solid grasp of the basics of the language. Highly recommended.
But if that is what you are looking for then it is perfect, I have bought other books to help me with Katakana and Hiragana and this works well as a basic kanji guide.
Please on the next publication of this book can we have the Kana added
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brilliant. Explains everything clearly and has improved my reading of Japanese greatly.Published 12 months ago by FrancesJuli
I like it my son doesn't so I think it's for adults mre then then teensPublished 15 months ago by Zennadream
I had been struggling to learn the hundred oo so kanji for the JLPT N5 level but using the approach used in this book, associating the kanji with relevant pictures and frequent... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Irvine Clark
A nice book for learning Japanese scripts. It helps you read and write them. It also helps you remember them.Published on 27 Jan. 2014 by Liverpool Ebiladei
I think this book is the best for beginners' studying of Japanese hieroglyphs. All material is clear and catchy. Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2013 by Pauls