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Basic Kanji Book Vol.1 - New Edition, 870 g

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77 reviews

A clear and easy-to-use textbook to master the essential kanji characters for beginners.

The best selling Basic Kanji Book series is widely recognised as one of the most helpful steps into the wide world of the kanji alphabet. Containing the initial 250 basic kanji that cover days of the week, numbers, common actions and locations, this Volume 1 easily breaks them down into chapters that introduce 10 kanji at a time, taking you through both stroke pattern and word examples of how they are used in Japanese, before testing you on their use with fun, unique reading and writing exercises. With each chapter given an enjoyable and well laid-out theme, this book gradually builds you into authentic use of everyday Japanese vocabulary by introducing relevant language habits and phrases.

Written by Chieko Kano, Yuri Shimizu and Hiroko Takenaka.

ISBN: 9784893588821

ITEM ID: #19


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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7 reviews
Fast & safe delivery, easy online service, excllent in store service, first class product, very very useful, will definitely be purchasing more of the other volumes of this product in the future!
Very good for learning kanji. Got it for my university class.
Bought as a requirement for my Japanese language class, the book is a great tool for starting to learn kanji.
Exactly what I needed.
Lovely quality, detailed workbook. Excellent booster to my language course and a great step up from learning the kana. Delivered quickly and already seen lots of use.
Excellent beginners book. Really pleased with this purchase.