Posts tagged: hiragana

Let’s Learn Hiragana: First Book of Basic Japanese Writing by Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura

Score: 9 / 10 Pros: a hands-on workbook with practice exercises and explanations; very good presentation and structure; short but effective; ramps up from basic syllables to complex syllables to words to whole sentences Cons: you’ll need more practice with hiragana to really master it; you’ll still be missing katakana and kanji, of course; I […]

Thursday October 1st, 2009 in , , , | Comments Off on Let’s Learn Hiragana: First Book of Basic Japanese Writing by Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura

Kanji Pict-O-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics (Paperback) by Michael Rowley

Score: 6 / 10 Pros: price; 1000+ kanji; alphabetical index; uses character reference numbers; gives bold ink picture for every character with sentence to link image to character; very visual Cons: no strokes or indication how to write characters; section on kana very light and less likely to stick; better as a reference (in which […]

Tuesday August 11th, 2009 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Kanji Pict-O-Graphix: Over 1,000 Japanese Kanji and Kana Mnemonics (Paperback) by Michael Rowley