[Read eBook] Read Japanese Today: The Easy Way to Learn 400 Practical Kanji (Tuttle Languge Library)Author Len Walsh – Bilb-weil.de

This is the quickest way to effectively learn written Japanese Japanese characters, called kanji, often intimidate potential students of the language with their complex and mysterious appearance Read Japanese Today is a comprehensible and story like approach to an often difficult language This book will teach you to recognize and read themost commonly used Japanese kanji characters Completely revised and expanded and featuringpercent kanji than previous editions, Read Japanese Today is a fun way to demystify the beautiful Japanese language Far from being complex and mysterious, Japanese kanji are actually a simple and fascinating pictographic system, easily understood and readily mastered With the approach used in this easy to read, entertaining book, you ll soon be able to recognize and read thankanji, whether or not you have any knowledge of Japanese grammar or the spoken language The kanji characters stick in your mind thanks to an engaging text and illustrations that show how each character developed and what it represents The description for each kanji explains its origin, its modern meaning, and how it is pronounced Many examples of everyday usage are included Read Japanese Today also includes A brief history of the Japanese writing system Explanations for how the parts of each kanji are related to the whole Guidelines for writing Kanji and pronouncing words using them An introduction to the Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabaries A complete index to English meanings and a summary table for all of the kanji that are introduced in the book


14 thoughts on “Read Japanese Today: The Easy Way to Learn 400 Practical Kanji (Tuttle Languge Library)

  1. Dac Dac says:

    Don t get me wrong, this is a good book with mnemotechnics for remembering a good number of kanjis and it would be very useful for the ones learning Japanese or for those ones travelling to Japan who want to uunderstand basic signs like which toilet is the lady s , but it lacks a few important things.First, this book will help you to remember the meaning of the kanjis and their most common combinations, but not their pronunciation some pronunciations are included, but always in romaji and not for whole words , so if you want to learn Japanese you need something else This book would be a great support for help you remembering the kanjis.Second, the book doesn t show you how to draw each kanji It includes the generic rules, but there is a lot of exceptions and with japanese kanji there is a certain order for each stroke in the ideogram This is one of the main things I was expecting from the book and I felt disappointed with.


  2. Jaleela Jaleela says:

    I m not kidding, this book really does what it says I can easily still remember what characters have what meanings and how to read them The only downside I would say is that it doesn t show you how to write the kanji, but then again that is not the reason why this book was published I will definitely recommend this book as this has been a major help for me DOh and I have to give this side comment as I am very geeky I actually counted almost ten times to see how many kanjis there are in this book I got total of 562, so this is a book definitely worth than I bargained for


  3. Mark M Mark M says:

    I have the 60 s first edition that I love most for its convenient pocket sizing I thought this would be the same but disappointingly for me it s now a normal sized text book, no longer fit for the pocket Other than that this edition has 100 kanji and new indexes So 4 out of 5 due to the doing away with the pocket sizing.


  4. Gillian Gillian says:

    I picked up the kanji in the first chapter so quickly Explanations can be a bit drawn out and complicated but a great way to learn the characters and make them stick in your mind.For me this way of learning is much better than mnemonics Instead of an abstract sentence to help you remember the characters it s all about what they mean, what they represent and where they come from A book I will certainly continue to use throughout all levels of my studies.


  5. Kat Kat says:

    Very interesting book to read through, not set out like a textbook like many language book I have bought in the past.Really does help remember various Kanji, along with their meanings Would definitely recommend


  6. Riv Riv says:

    Much much better than the earlier edition Better organised, logical development, Better examples.


  7. The sorceress The sorceress says:

    The book is fun to use and easy to follow you cant help but learn it may take longer than the 10 days the author says, it as with me but i think its best i,ve seen so far when you learn what and how the Kanji is made up it seems simple.


  8. Kristiyana Todorova Kristiyana Todorova says:

    Basically my favourite learning book, it is really simple, very simply explained all the mysterious signs and all made sense


  9. Rafael Rafael says:

    El autor es occidental, creo que norteamericano, y vivi en Jap n, el libro est en ingles y da explicaciones para saberse unos 400 kanjis b sicos y de uso muy com n Te describe el kanji en cuesti n explicando su origen, y en ocasiones te da nombres como ejemplos del uso del kanji en cuesti n en la vida diaria No es un manual de kanji pero es muy did ctico y como lectura para aprender 400 kanjis b sicos lo recomiendo al que sepa ingles Tiene unas 192 paginas Al fina incluye un ap ndice con todos los kanjis que se han explicado.


  10. henry henry says:

    Easy explanations Also a lot of references to the etymology but not in a annoying to specific way As for me who is fluent in speaking and reading this will definitely enhance your writing skills and taught even me a lot of things I didn t know before.For a beginnerNice introduction and simple but helpful explanations and a nice connection between the Kanji


  11. pi75 pi75 says:

    Great linking of back story for character creation and cues to help you understand the writing of kanji Sometimes it feels like the characters are not all introduced together, like we re told numbers 1 5, but not 6 10 at the same time, but overall very happy with the book.


  12. merapi17 merapi17 says:

    J ai retrouv avec plaisir cet ouvrage que j avais perdu apr s m en tre beaucoup servi lors de d placements professionnels au Japon A mon avis, il ne pr sente d ailleurs d int r t que dans le cadre d un voyage au Japon, qu il soit en projet ou en cours.C est une approche originale qui permet de m moriser assez rapidement de nombreux id ogrammes qu on rencontre quotidiennement L auteur explique l origine et l volution de ces id ogrammes partir des dessins primitifs repr sentant le soleil, un arbre, une rizi re, etc Je suis certain que les sp cialistes trouveraient beaucoup d erreurs, mais, pour moi, le r sultat est l j ai tout de suite su quelle porte des toilettes choisir, comment distinguer l entr e de la sortie, etcL objectif de ce livre est limit Vous n apprendrez pas parler japonais, mais ce n est pas l objet le titre parle bien de lecture et je pr cise qu il s agit de la lecture des id ogrammes isol s et pas de la lecture d un texte comme un journal.Le livre est en anglais mais ce ne doit pas tre un probl me pour la plupart de ceux qui se d placent l tranger pour le travail ou l agr ment.


  13. Jockel Jockel says:

    Wer je einmal das Bed rfnis hatte, hinter die Bedeutung chinesischer Schriftzeichen zu blicken und nicht nur ein Krickelkrakel wahrzunehmen, der ist hier richtig, du wirst Seite f r Seite immer neue Groschen fallen h ren.


  14. Mandie Mandie says:

    Very good for beginners.