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Kodansha's Katakana Workbook, 400 g

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£12.99

Make use of new characters the moment you learn them.

It's sometimes too much a headache to learn the essential Hiragana and Katakana characters for Japanese all at once, so break it down and make use of each character immediately with the aid of this katakana workbook. Gradually introducing new katakana each chapter, this book gets you accurately writing characters one-by-one with the correct stroke order, including simple exercises along the way to get you learning, writing and reading common vocabulary from the word go! With Katakana mostly borrowing words from other languages for their use in Japanese, this workbook offers familiar terms that are as well as being easy to study, a handy base from which you can practice natural Japanese pronunciation, with regular advice throughout the book and free audio files available to download on the website for regular review. Each chapter in the book, finishes with a handy revision section, where you can test everything you learn and a complete set of colourful flashcards, covering all katakana and their translations, makes for the most exciting and productive revision technique that will see you master this wonderful alphabet in no time.

ISBN: 978-1-56836-477-3

ITEM ID: #10286

Background

One of the Japanese language's most recognisable features is its use of 3 alphabets, with Hiragana and Katakana, covering basic readings for all words and sounds, and Kanji characters allowing words to be shortened and described via what each character depicts. Whilst the characters come in their 10,000's and even among native Japanese people it is a challenge to master the top few thousand most regularly used, several textbooks are released with handy memory exercises, hints and explanations to understand how each is constructed and used in various words and phrases, making both reading and writing easier to break down and comprehend. Here at japancentre.com we have a great choice of Kanji and Kana workbooks, that cover everything from vocabulary to writing order, for you to expand your language knowledge and use.

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