Learn Japanese with Manga Volume One (9784805316894)

Manga/Graphic Novel
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Tuttle Publishing
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Learn 160 Kanji Characters with Manga comic strips; Online Audio Recordings
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Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

Learn to read, write, and speak everyday Japanese with manga stories!

If you enjoy manga, you'll love learning Japanese with this book. The language lessons are interspersed with entertaining manga comic strips, making it easy to learn and remember all the key vocabulary and grammar. With a focus on the casual speech used by young people in Japan, you'll find yourself feeling confident with speaking, reading, and writing Japanese quickly!

Designed for self-study use by adult learners, this book is a fun resource for beginners—no prior knowledge of Japanese required!

Readers will find:
  • Help with learning to write and pronounce the 92 Hiragana and Katakana letters plus 160 basic Kanji characters
  • Hundreds of useful words and phrases—from numbers and greetings to expletives and insults!
  • Seven manga stories woven throughout the book, reinforcing your grasp of the language
  • The basic vocabulary and grammar needed to communicate in Japanese!
  • Hundreds of exercises with free online audio recordings by Japanese native speakers
  • A bidirectional dictionary and answer keys for all the exercises

**Recommended for language learners 16 year old & up. Not intended for high school classroom use due to adult content.**

About the Author:
Marc Bernabe is a Japanese-Spanish/Catalan translator and interpreter, working on manga and anime translations. He also teaches Japanese language and cultural etiquette courses for non-Japanese speakers. He combines his professional and academic activities with the web page MangaLand.es, which he founded and is now co-webmaster and a regular contributor.

Main Manga content by:
Gabriel Luque
(Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1978) is an artist and illustrator, and he contributes to several local media magazines specializing in manga and anime. He currently spends his time producing storyboards and various illustration projects.