By Kanji Text Research Group Univ of Tokyo

"This is the easiest kanji booklet on hand this present day. Designed for rookies with a simple wisdom of eastern to exploit within the lecture room or for self–study."—Modern Language Journal

Everyday initiatives like discovering a highway handle or purchasing a educate price tag could be a tribulation in Japan should you do not learn kanji–the method of eastern writing in line with chinese language characters. regrettably, the kanji characters taught in so much textbooks will not be constantly those who you will come upon in daily events. To fill this hole, a gaggle of academics from the celebrated collage of Tokyo have pooled their abilities to create 250 crucial eastern Kanji Characters in volumes: a realistic technique to research the kanji most often utilized in everyday life in Japan. every one lesson is helping you grasp a brand new workforce of kanji, utilizing a very powerful technique that makes a speciality of you, the learner, taking an lively part.

  • Introductory Quizzes introduce daily occasions the place you come across kanji.
  • Vocabulary sections assist you comprehend the readings and meanings of the kanji.
  • New personality Charts train you new kanji systematically—for every one personality you are going to study its meanings, its simple on–kun readings, its stroke order, universal compounds, and derivations.
  • Practice sections assist you increase your abilities in spotting and utilizing the kanji.
  • Advanced Placement examination perform Questions for every lesson stick to the layout of the school forums eastern Language and tradition examination.

You'll additionally come upon genuine and functional fabrics that assist you know the way kanji are utilized in real–life events. Emails and texts, selecting the easiest dictionary in a library, figuring out the elements document, navigating flooring in a Tokyo division store—all are more uncomplicated in the event you comprehend kanji. After learning this ebook including its significant other 250 crucial eastern Characters, quantity 1 you've discovered 500 of crucial characters in eastern and hundreds of thousands of phrases within which they seem.

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Indd 30 6/24/08 3:21:57 PM LESSON 3 Host Family ホストファミリー T he lifestyle of Japanese families is very different from family to family. Some people embrace Japanese style in most aspects of their lives, but many prefer western style. The average number of children per family used to be between three and five, about 60 years ago. The average now is less than two children per family; if someone has three children, Japanese view that as many. About half of all wives stay at home and focus on their families.

Use the explanations to help you understand and remember the characters. Study the compound words to increase your vocabulary. indd 54 5/27/08 12:04:57 PM CONVENIENCE STORE 58 台 dai, tai ダイ、タイ table, stool, counter for cars and machines 台 combines a stick to plough with ム and word 口, meaning to do something good with tools and words. Later 台 came to mean a table. Another version says there are many things ム to eat 口 on the table. 59 調 味 だい だいどころ だいどころよう さんだい dai 土台 台地 台無し にする 台本 どだい だいち だいなし にする だいほん dodai daidokoro daidokoro yō san dai daichi dainashi ni suru daihon table kitchen for the kitchen three (cars) foundation plateau to ruin scenario shira-beru, totono-u, totono-eru, chō しら・べる、ととの・う、ととの・え る、チョウ investigate, check, arrange 周 is the pictograph of a field full of rice plants.

Zeikin 19. 飛行機 20. 飛ぶ ひ こう き とぶ hikōki tax customs duty-free duty arrival lobby airplane to fly 8. 本館 9. 待合所 10. 入国審査 11. お帰りなさい 12. 荷物 13. 手荷物受取所 3 zeikan menzei kazei tōchaku robī tobu New Characters Fifteen characters are introduced in this lesson. Use the explanations to help you understand and remember the characters. Study the compound words to increase your vocabulary. indd 45 6/24/08 3:19:49 PM LESSON 4 43 港 minato, kō みなと、コウ harbor, port 巷 is a pictograph of streets.

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