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Japanese Kanji & Kana: A Guide to the Japanese Writing System (Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana 0)

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Since 1981, Japanese Kanji & Kana by Wolfgang Hadamitzky and Mark Spahn has been one of the most trusted and popular study guides for beginning and intermediate students of Japanese. This revised edition not only covers the current 1,945 joyo kanji, it also provides a comprehensive overview of the Japanese kanji and kana writing system, including writing, usage, ...more
Paperback, Revised Edition, 427 pages
Published 1997 by Tuttle Publishing (first published 1981)
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Apr 30, 2015 S Shah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to learn to write Japanese "Chinese" characters.
An invaluable resource for any serious student of Japanese language. Organized slightly differently than a domestic Kanji dictionary by simplifying and combining some radicals, so changing to a Japanese published full dictionary is not completely alien, but also not quite the same. This contains only the "official" Jo-yo Kanji required by the education ministry, and Jin-mei characters commonly used in names, but not in literature. The large diagrams showing brush stroke direction and order are ...more
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Wolfgang Hadamitzky is a freelance author of Japanese language learning materials. He has worked as a librarian on the staff of the East Asia Department of the Berlin State Library and of the German Cultural Institute (Goethe-Institute) in Tokyo. With Mark Spahn, he coauthored The Learner’s Japanese Kanji Dictionary, The Kanji Dictionary and A Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana Books 1 and 2.
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