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An invaluable, interactive study guide for learning essential Japanese characters. The First 100 Japanese Kanji is intended for beginning students or experienced speakers who need to practice writing Japanese characters. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana) comprise the written components of Japanese. This book presents the kanji characters that are most commonly used. They have been carefully selected for rapid and efficient learning. Each kanji's readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented, and romanized pronunciations for English speakers (romanji) are included as well. Stroke order guides are designed to be traced over to teach students the standard sequence of strokes used to write each character. Three indexes at the back allow the characters to be looked up as with a dictionary or by their readings. Students who wish to practice writing kanji will find extra practice sheets available. This book includes:
- Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each character.
- Individual boxes with grid lines to practice writing characters.
- Words and phrases using each kanji.
- Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.
About the Author
Eriko Sato is Associate Professor of Japanese and translation studies at the State of University of New York at Stony Brook, where she is also the Director of the Japanese Teacher Education Program. She has authored and co-authored over a dozen books, includingJapanese Stories for Language Learners, Essential Japanese GrammarandLearning Japanese Kanji. She has also authored or co-authored Contemporary Japanese, Japanese Demystified, Japanese for Dummies, Complete Japanese Grammar, Japanese Phrases for Dummies, Basic Japanese, and My First Japanese Kanji Book