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{"id":7318394503,"title":"Basic Kanji Book Vol. 1 - Basic 500 Kanji","handle":"basic-kanji-book-vol-1","description":"\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of the most popular kanji textbooks both in classrooms and for self-study, the Basic Kanji Book Vol. 1 - Basic 500 Kanji will get you just over halfway on the path to reading, writing, and making practical use of 500 fundamental kanji. Introducing 251 characters in total, the book takes a pioneering, systematic approach to this often challenging aspect of the Japanese language.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eA game-changing approach to learning kanji\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBefore this book first appeared in 1989, kanji study for foreign learners had been a slow and inefficient process. The Basic Kanji Book Vol. 1 - Basic 500 Kanji changed all that. While earlier kanji study programs had the student merely attempting to memorize each character as it was encountered, this book’s creators instead devised a systematized ― yet easily followed ― learning method that first introduces the origins of each character, then demonstrates how these combine in ‘compounds’ to form common words. By gaining an understanding of how all but the most basic kanji are made up of multiple smaller characters known as ‘radicals’, beyond the 251 kanji introduced in this book the student also learns how to deduce the meaning of further kanji, by analyzing the radicals from which they are formed.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUpdated for the 21st century\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis revised 2015 edition features a fresh new layout. Kanji are rendered in a larger, clearer font, and illustrations that aid speedy understanding have been updated. Additionally, students can now download the free Basic Kanji Plus app (available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store). Developed by language learning experts at the University of Tsukuba, this app is based upon The Basic Kanji Book Vols. 1 \u0026amp; 2 and the accompanying Intermediate Kanji Book Vols. 1 \u0026amp; 2, and enables convenient on-the-go revision of kanji learned in the books.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eStructure\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTwenty-two lessons of the following format:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e-‘Kanji Topics’ introducing the origins, structure, common usage, and other aspects of the lesson’s characters.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- ‘Basic Kanji’ containing reading and writing exercises.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- ‘Reading material’ putting newly learned kanji in context (lesson 11 onwards).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- ‘Kanji in daily life’ quizzes you on your real-world ability to read and use kanji.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eRecommended for you if:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYou want to start learning kanji.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eYou already learned hiragana and katakana.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAdditional information:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJapanese title: (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e新版\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e) BASIC KANJI BOOK ―\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e基本漢字\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e500― VOL.1\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePublisher: Bonjinsha\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePublishing date: 2015\/5\/1\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLanguage: Japanese, English\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePages: 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Basic Kanji Book Vol. 1 - Basic 500 Kanji

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One of the most popular kanji textbooks both in classrooms and for self-study, the Basic Kanji Book Vol. 1 - Basic 500 Kanji will get you just over halfway on the path to reading, writing, and making practical use of 500 fundamental kanji. Introducing 251 characters in total, the book takes a pioneering, systematic approach to this often challenging aspect of the Japanese language.


A game-changing approach to learning kanji

Before this book first appeared in 1989, kanji study for foreign learners had been a slow and inefficient process. The Basic Kanji Book Vol. 1 - Basic 500 Kanji changed all that. While earlier kanji study programs had the student merely attempting to memorize each character as it was encountered, this book’s creators instead devised a systematized ― yet easily followed ― learning method that first introduces the origins of each character, then demonstrates how these combine in ‘compounds’ to form common words. By gaining an understanding of how all but the most basic kanji are made up of multiple smaller characters known as ‘radicals’, beyond the 251 kanji introduced in this book the student also learns how to deduce the meaning of further kanji, by analyzing the radicals from which they are formed.


Updated for the 21st century

This revised 2015 edition features a fresh new layout. Kanji are rendered in a larger, clearer font, and illustrations that aid speedy understanding have been updated. Additionally, students can now download the free Basic Kanji Plus app (available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store). Developed by language learning experts at the University of Tsukuba, this app is based upon The Basic Kanji Book Vols. 1 & 2 and the accompanying Intermediate Kanji Book Vols. 1 & 2, and enables convenient on-the-go revision of kanji learned in the books.


Structure

Twenty-two lessons of the following format:

-‘Kanji Topics’ introducing the origins, structure, common usage, and other aspects of the lesson’s characters.

- ‘Basic Kanji’ containing reading and writing exercises.

- ‘Reading material’ putting newly learned kanji in context (lesson 11 onwards).

- ‘Kanji in daily life’ quizzes you on your real-world ability to read and use kanji.


Recommended for you if:

You want to start learning kanji.

You already learned hiragana and katakana.


Additional information:

Japanese title: (新版) BASIC KANJI BOOK ―基本漢字500― VOL.1

Publisher: Bonjinsha

Publishing date: 2015/5/1

Language: Japanese, English

Pages: 236

Size: B5

ISBN: 978-4893589736

 

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