Japanese Hiragana Katakana for Beginners

Japanese Hiragana   Katakana for Beginners Author Timothy G. Stout
ISBN-10 9781462901012
Release 2013-11-21
Pages 192
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The method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully. The Japanese language has two basic writing systems, hiragana and katakana, in addition to the one that uses Chinese characters or Kanji. This handy book teaches you a new mnemonics–based method to read and write the basic 92 hiragana and katakana characters. Along with its sister book: Japanese Kanji for Beginners it provides a complete introduction to written Japanese. Memorable picture mnemonics help you to learn the characters by associating their shapes and sounds with combinations of images and English words already familiar to you. Clear examples and entertaining exercises offer opportunities to read, write, use and practice all 46 basic hiragana and 46 basic katakana characters, plus the remaining kana that stand for more complex sounds. Polish your knowledge with word searches, crossword puzzles, fill–in–the–blanks, timed recognition quizzes, and other interesting activities. The downloadable audio allows you to print out your own flash cards (featuring the same mnemonic images taught in the book) to help you review and practice, even while you're on the go.



Complete Japanese Learn Japanese with Teach Yourself

Complete Japanese  Learn Japanese with Teach Yourself Author Helen Gilhooly
ISBN-10 1471800474
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 416
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Complete Japanese is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This book is for use with the accompanying audio CDs containing two hours of audio (ISBN 9781444194731). The main body of the book is written in Romanized script. Each unit also offers reading practice in the Japanese scripts: hiragana, katakana and some simple kanji. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -13 learning units plus verb tables and word glossaries -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Topic based-approach - learn Japanese you can actually use -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Japan -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Japanese -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress Coming soon: get our companion app. Japanese course: Teach Yourself is full of fun, interactive activities to support your learning with this course. Apple and Android versions available. Also available: Get Started In Beginner's Japanese (ISBN 978144417478). Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.



Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana

Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana Author Kenneth G. Henshall
ISBN-10 9781462901814
Release 2013-12-20
Pages 144
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Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that is perfect for self study or in a classroom setting. Written Japanese combines three different types of characters: the Chinese characters known as kanji, and two Japanese sets of phonetic letters, hiragana and katakana, known collectively as kana, that must be mastered before the Japanese kanji can be learned. Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana provides beginning-level students of Japanese a thorough grounding in the basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols or syllabaries. A comprehensive introduction presents their basic function, origin, pronunciation and usage. The main body of the book is devoted to presenting the 92 hira and kata characters along with their variations, giving step-by-step guidelines on how to write each character neatly in the correct stroke order, with plentiful practice spaces provided for handwriting practice. This Japanese workbook includes: Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two Japanese kana systems. Ample provision for Japanese kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levels Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana, and the various kana combinations. Access to online Japanese audio files to aid in correct pronunciation. Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese. Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance. About this new edition: The new third edition has been expanded and revised to include many additional reading and writing exercises. Accompanying online recordings demonstrate the correct pronunciation of all the characters, vocabulary, and sentences in the book.



Japanese For Dummies

Japanese For Dummies Author Eriko Sato
ISBN-10 9781118053850
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 408
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Japanese is a wonderful language, very different from European languages. It is also the gateway to the rich culture of the exciting and complex island nation of Japan. Some people get intimidated by the prospect of speaking Japanese—worried that it’s just too complex and different—but these fears are unfounded. While you can devote a lifetime to the study of this or any language, picking up the basics of Japanese doesn’t require any more than an interest and a willingness to try something new. Japanese For Dummies has everything you need to get off the ground with speaking the language. Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato starts you off with the essentials of grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the language, before showing you Japanese in action. You’ll then explore vocabulary and expressions through dialogues taking place in situations such as: Introductions and greetings Eating and drink ing Shopping Exploring the town Talking on the telephone Asking directions Getting around Staying at a hotel You’ll also discover social customs, formalities, and manners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Whether you simply want to introduce yourself to the Japanese language, say a few words to a neighbor or coworker, or you’re planning a major trip or study abroad in Japan, Japanese For Dummies will enable you to get the basics fast and work towards your own goal at your own pace. You’ll also find out about: How to use karaoke to help you learn Japanese Movies that will introduce you to Japanese culture and language Learning Japanese the “gourmet” way When ignoring “no, thank you” shows good manners Proper table manners Proper body language How to sound fluent And much more! With helpful vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary at the end, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations, Japanese For Dummies assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese on your part—providing the perfect guide for a quick-but-thorough, lighthearted-but-not-lightweight introduction to the language.



Irish Grammar You Really Need to Know Teach Yourself

Irish Grammar You Really Need to Know  Teach Yourself Author Éamonn Ó Dónaill
ISBN-10 9781444189599
Release 2013-11-29
Pages 272
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Comprehensive and clear explanations of key grammar patterns and structures are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You will not only learn how to construct grammar correctly, but when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Irish Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language.



Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 1

Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 1 Author Eriko Sato, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781462917174
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 128
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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. Extra printable practice grids Words and phrases using each kanji. Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.



Korean Flash Cards Kit

Korean Flash Cards Kit Author Soohee Kim
ISBN-10 9781462915095
Release 2015-03-03
Pages 32
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Everything needed to learn to read, write, speak, and understand the basic and most useful words in the Korean language is in this handy set of flash cards—including many hundreds of phrases and sentences using them. The cards in this volume are a great way to learn Korean and contain the most common words and expressions used in daily Korean communication—concrete nouns as well as verbs and adjectives that form the core Korean vocabulary. These are grouped thematically to enable easy memorization and retention. A sample sentence is given to illustrate the use of the main word on each card which is often a well-known Korean saying or an idiom. Key features of Korean Flash Cards include: 200 flash cards Over 1,000 Korean words and sentences All of the most commonly used-words Downloadable native-speaker audio recordings Sample sentences in Korean A 32-page booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips The FRONT of each card contains: Main vocabulary word 4 related words and phrases to help you use it. The BACK of each card contains: Main word Related words' English meanings Korean script (hangul) Romanizations. A sample sentence in Korean with romanization and English translation.



Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji Author Christopher Seely
ISBN-10 9781462917730
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 704
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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.



Korean for Beginners

Korean for Beginners Author Henry J. Amen IV
ISBN-10 9781462901036
Release 2010-08-10
Pages 176
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Have you ever considered learning Korean, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away! Korean has been called "the most logical language there is," and with this friendly and thorough introduction you will soon see why. The best way to learn Korean—this book uses a lighthearted, humorous approach. Korean for Beginners starts by showing you just how reasoned and logical the Korean alphabet, hangeul, actually is, and helps you master it faster than you learned the English alphabet. Realistic situations you might encounter in Korea in Korean-speaking environments are described, and new words are explained in terms of how you'll find them useful to communicate. Numerous illustrations enliven the text, downloadable audio lets you listen and repeat phrases in the book. Soon you'll be able to say with pride, "I know Korean!" Features of Korean for Beginners are: Learn to read Korean writing with ease. Practical phrases help you converse with confidence. A lighthearted "guide" walks you through, bringing the language to life. Downloadable audio with native Korean speakers help you to speak Korean like a pro. As the more than 1 million Americans who speak Korean can attest, the Korean language is here to stay, and generations of young (and older) adults are determined to learn it. This book is for people who want a grasp of how to speak, write and understand Korean—and who want to enjoy things while they're at it!



English the American Way A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U S with Embedded Audio MP3

English the American Way  A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U S   with Embedded Audio   MP3 Author Sheila MacKechnie Murtha
ISBN-10 9780738684741
Release 2015-01-04
Pages 288
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REA’s English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. with Embedded Audio & Mp3 Download Helps English Language Learners Improve Their Skills A fun guide to everything American for the English language learner! Authored by seasoned ESL instructors, this handy guidebook is perfect for people who already have a good grasp of English, but want to improve how they speak the language as it is spoken in the United States. Written in a lighthearted and easy-to-follow style, this book is a great resource for people of all ages and all nationalities. Each unit introduces commonly used phrases, vocabulary, and verbs, and offers sample dialogs to illustrate everyday American life. Sentence completions, quizzes, tips, and illustrations make learning fun. Individual units cover topics essential to the mosaic of American life: making friends, basic skills, driving, dining out, dealing with money, home life, emergency situations, doctor visits, handling a job interview, and more. To improve your pronunciation, listen to the embedded audio that accompanies this e-book or download the Mp3. The audio contains all the dialogues and pronunciation pointers found in the book so you can listen along and practice your speaking skills as you read. The dialogues are read by native speakers and are a great way to work on accent reduction. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!



Hebrew For Dummies

Hebrew For Dummies Author Jill Suzanne Jacobs
ISBN-10 0764554891
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 384
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One of the most amazing things about Hebrew is that, in less than a century, it has gone from an ancient language of prayer and ritual spoken by a few holy men to a modern language of sunbathing, dining, going to the movies, and countless other everyday activities, spoken by millions. Modern Hebrew is a beautiful language, but for a native English speaker it can be tough wrapping your tongue around exotic expressions like “Ha’im Ayn Oogiyot?” (“What, no cookies?”). As with any language, the quickest way to master Hebrew basics is to immerse yourself in its sounds and rhythms. The next best thing to six months in Haifa, Hebrew For Dummies lets you do just that! Whether you want to communicate with your Israeli cousins, understand Jewish prayers and sacred literature, impress your Jewish in-laws, or you’re planning a trip to Israel, this book/audio package can help. In no time, you’ll: Master Hebrew sounds and rhythms Understand basic grammar and usage Get a handle on the Hebrew alphabet Make small-talk, and most everyday transactions Discover the basics of Hebrew blessings and prayer Gain insights into Hebrew culture and traditions Each chapter of Hebrew For Dummies is organized around a specific set of activities—such as eating, traveling, shopping, and asking directions—and gives you the lowdown on all the Hebrew you’ll need to get by. Topics covered include: Eating, going shopping, having fun, sports, hobbies, talking on the phone, communicating around the office, and other everyday activities Hebrew for travelers, including transportation, hotels, money changing, asking directions, and handling emergencies Sacred Hebrew, including reading the Bible and prayer books, blessing formulas, sacred rites and services, and more The enclosed audio CD let’s you pick up Hebrew the easy way—through actual conversations. It features: Dialogues by native Hebrew speakers Answers to the Fun & Games activities in the book The fun, easy way to master basic Hebrew, this book will quickly get you on track with the language skills you need to speak and read Hebrew like a native.



Japanese for Busy People

Japanese for Busy People Author AJALT
ISBN-10 1568363842
Release 2011
Pages 269
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Includes a unit structure whereby thematically linked lessons are grouped together to make learning Japanese easier and expanded exercises that go beyond substitution drills and get students speaking Japanese right away. There are also over 340 illustrations to make the learning process more fun and memorable.



Korean from Zero

Korean from Zero Author George Trombley
ISBN-10 0989654524
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 360
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Korean From Zero! is a fun, innovative, and integrated approach to learning Korean created by professional interpreter George Trombley, Korean linguist Reed Bullen, Professor Myunghee Ham, and Sunhee Bong. Using up-to-date and easy-to-grasp grammar, Korean From Zero! is the perfect course for current students of Korean as well as absolute beginners. Features of the book: * Integrated Workbook with Answer Key * MP3 Audio * Online Support * Over 600 New Words and Expressions * Learn to Read and Write Hangul * Extensive Grammar * 90 Adjectives and Verbs Detailed * Bilingual Glossaries with Hangul and English ...and much more!



Practice Makes Perfect Complete Japanese Grammar EBOOK

Practice Makes Perfect Complete Japanese Grammar  EBOOK Author Eriko Sato
ISBN-10 9780071808361
Release 2014-04-11
Pages 272
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Strengthen your Japanese grammar skills with practice, practice, practice! From particles to pronouns, this comprehensive workbook covers all those aspects of Japanese grammar that you might find a little intimidating or hard to remember. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar introduces the fundamentals of the language and then progresses to show how these building blocks connect to create complex sentences. Each chapter features clear explanations, numerous realistic examples, and dozens of engaging exercises in a variety of formats for whatever your learning style. You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills in context. With its winning formula for getting a handle on Japanese grammar right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar is your ultimate resource for mastering the grammar of this complex language. Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Japanese Grammar includes: Everyday Japanese presented in both Japanese characters (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) and phonetic translation A comprehensive introduction to Japanese grammar High-frequency vocabulary presented in context A clear pronunciation guide Hundreds of exercises in a variety of formats



Reading and Writing Chinese

Reading and Writing Chinese Author William McNaughton
ISBN-10 080484299X
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 336
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This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters. Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Used as a standard by students and teachers learning to read Chinese and write Chinese for more than three decades, the bestselling Reading & Writing Chinese has been completely revised and updated. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by means of cleverly condensed grids. This guide also focuses on Pinyin, which is the official system to transcribe Hanzi, Chinese characters, into Latin script, now universally used in mainland China and Singapore. Traditional characters (still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) are also included, making this a complete reference. Newly updated and revised, these characters are the ones officially prescribed by the Chinese government for the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout. Key features of this newly-expanded edition include: The 1,725 most frequently used characters in both Simplified and Traditional forms. All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam. Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations. More mnemonic phrases and etymologies to help you remember the characters. An extensive introduction, alphabetical index, and index according to stroke count and stroke order. Completely updated/expanded English definitions. Convenient quick-reference tables of radicals. Updated and revised compounds, plus 25% more vocabulary now offered. Codes to assist those who are preparing for the AP exam or the HSK exam .



Living Japanese

Living Japanese Author Marc Bookman
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822021419734
Release 1995
Pages 131
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Guide to reading Japanese fiction and non-fiction



Teach Yourself French

Teach Yourself French Author Gaëlle Graham
ISBN-10 0160420032
Release 1992
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Teach Yourself French has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Teach Yourself French also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Teach Yourself French book for free.