Let's Learn Katakana: Second Book Of Basic Japanese Writing

Let's Learn Katakana: Second Book Of Basic Japanese Writing

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Teaches katakana, used for borrowed foreign words and other special phrases. The book includes guides to pronunciation and usage. There are three types of Japanese script-katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana-one must know all of them. Let's Learn Katakana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Hiragana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it containsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 10mm | 399.16g
  • Kodansha America, Inc
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 087011719X
  • 9780870117190
  • 121,433

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Up until now, the significance of Katakana in written Japanese has been neglected in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. Even students who become familiar with the symbols often do not have a clear understanding of the entire Katakana syllabary and its many applications.show more

About Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura

JOYCE KOSAKA MITAMURA was an experienced and respected educator who taught Japanese in California for many years.show more

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