Japanese Vocabulary Language Study Card (9784805316115)

Current Stock:
Tuttle Publishing
Laminated Card
Date Published:
online audio files
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
8 1/2 X 11

A handy cheat sheet providing more than 700 key Japanese vocabulary words and phrases in an at-a-glance, easy-to-carry format!

This language card is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to quickly build their command of Japanese vocabulary, and an essential resource for those studying for JLPT N5, N4 and the AP Japanese Language and Culture test.

Designed for convenience, this study card is:
  • Laminated: to hold up over time and avoid being ruined by coffee spills
  • 3 hole punched: giving the option to put it in a binder
  • 8.5x11 inches: to easily fit into a folder or notebook alongside other study materials
  • A quick reference: alongside the vocabulary, Hiragana and Katakana alphabet charts are provided for convenience

Each English vocabulary word is given three Japanese renditions—Kanji, Kana, and romanized Japanese, presented in easy-to-read, color-coded charts. Online audio recordings give native-speaker pronunciation for every word.

Vocabulary items are laid out in clearly defined sections, including:
  • Daily Expressions
  • Countries, Nationalities and Language
  • People and Families & Personal Information
  • Numbers, Counters & Money
  • Clock Time & Time Expressions
  • Days of the Week, Months of the Year & Days of the Month
  • Seasons and Calendar & Weather, Climate and Natural Disasters
  • Basic Verbs, Adverbs of Degree and Frequency, Adjectives & Conjunctions
  • Where is it?
  • Colors and Shapes
  • Education, Workplace & Occupations
  • Clothing, Body and Health
  • IT, Communications and Media
  • Ecology
  • Globalization

About the Author:
Emiko Konomi received her PhD in Linguistics from Cornell University. She was a member of the faculty of the School of Business Administration and Department of World Languages and Literature at Portland State University. Dr. Konomi has taught all levels of Japanese including business Japanese, and has extensive experience training Japanese-language instructors at various teacher-training programs in the US. Her dedication to quality teaching earned her the 2011 and 2015 John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award. Her academic research focuses on Japanese linguistics and pedagogy. She is the author of Reading and Writing Hiragana and Reading and Writing Katakana. She lives just outside of Portland, Oregon.