Modeled on the same winning format as his Speak and Read Chinese, teacher Larry Herzberg's latest book offers simple, fun, and imaginative ways to remember essential Japanese words and characters. Mastering basic vocabulary and kanji is one of the first challenges any Japanese learner faces. This book addresses this task head-on, complementing the content of all major Japanese textbooks and providing valuable tips to independent students. Includes three hundred essential words and kanji from the first two years of study, indexed for quick reference.
Larry Herzberg has founded two Asian language programs and taught Japanese at the university level for thirty years.
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About the Author
Larry Herzberg has studied and taught Asian languages for nearly a half century. He taught Japanese at the university level for nearly 30 years, at both Albion College and Calvin College. While doing his Master's and Ph.D. work in Chinese Language and Literature at Indiana University, he also studied Japanese. In 1980 he founded the Asian Language Program at Albion College, where he taught both Chinese and Japanese, and then did the same at Calvin College starting in 1984. Until fairly recently, Larry taught both Chinese and Japanese, but he grew the Asian Languages Program to such an extent that he had to specialize in just Chinese. He has traveled to Japan many times, and loves the Japanese language and culture as much as he does that of China.
Table of ContentsSPEAK AND READ JAPANESE:
Fun Mnemonic Devices for Remembering Japanese Words and Their Meanings
Radicals and phonetics
Common Japanese Words