The quick and easy way to learn the basic Japanese kanji Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book
is intended for beginning students or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana (hiragana and katakana
) comprise written Japanese.
This book presents the most commonly used kanji characters. All the kanji and related vocabulary words in this book are those that students are expected to know for Level 5 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. (JLPT). Characters that appear in the AP Japanese Language and Culture Exam are flagged. Readings, meanings, and common compounds are presented. The correct method of writing each character is indicated and practice boxes with strokes that can be traced are provided, along with empty boxes for freehand writing practice.
Lots of exercises are included to give students the opportunity to practice writing sentences containing the Kanji. Indexes at the back allow you to look up the characters by their readings and English meanings. This kanji book includes:
- Step-by-step stroke order diagrams for each character.
- Individual boxes with grid lines to practice writing characters.
- Extra printable practice grids
- Words and phrases using each kanji.
- Romanizations (romanji) to help identify and pronounce every word.
Eriko Sato is Associate Professor of Japanese and translation studies at the State of University of New York at Stony Brook, where she is also the Director of the Japanese Teacher Education Program. She has authored and co-authored over a dozen books, including Japanese Stories for Language Learners, and Essential Japanese Grammar. She has also authored or co-authored Contemporary Japanese, Japanese Demystified, Japanese for Dummies, Complete Japanese Grammar, Japanese Phrases for Dummies, Basic Japanese, and My First Japanese Kanji Book.