A Guide to Writing Japanese Kanji & Kana

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Tuttle Publishing
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over 750 of the most commonly used characters
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8 1/2 X 11

A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana: Book 1 is a comprehensive, self-study workbook to practice writing Japanese characters.

Written Japanese is considered one of the most difficult languages for Westerners to master so practicing to write Kanji and Kana (Hiragana and Katakana) in Japanese is an essential part of the learning process. This workbook features all the basic characters, so whether you need kanji practice or kana practice, you will have the tools to write Japanese Kanji and Kana. Excellent for students who want to get an A in Japanese language class or for enthusiasts who are ready to take their Japanese writing to the next level, A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana: Book 1 will give you a samurai-sword edge over the competition!

This workbook contains:
  • Over 750 of the most commonly used characters.
  • Includes kanji, hiragana, and katakana.
  • provides readings, meanings, compounds and stroke order.
  • Extra space for writing practice.

About the Author:
Wolfgang Haddamitzky has worked in Olso and Tokyo on the staff of the German Cultural Institute (Goethe Institute) and as a librarian of the East Asia section of the Berlin State Library.

Mark Spahnhas a background in mathematics, engineering, and computer science. He worked for many years in Japan as a teacher, computer magazine writer, programmer, and translator. He currently lives in the United States, where he is active as a translator and consultant.

Wolfgang Haddamitzky and Mark Spahn are the authors of numerous language learning and reference books, including A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana (Book II), Kanji & Kana: A Handbook of the Japanese Writing System, The Learners Kanji Dictionary and The Kanji Dictionary, all of which are available from the Tuttle Language Library.