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250 Essential Kanji for Everyday Use, Volume 1
This book is indispensable for any non-native speaker trying to make it through a day in Japan. Covering 21 everyday situations, this book deals with a variety of topics ranging from the cordial ("How do you do?") to the crucial (Going to the hospital.) Fully illustrated with line drawings throughout, "250 Essential Kanji for Everyday Use Volume I offers valuable informati ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 15th 2004 by Tuttle Publishing
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I like this book. But the biggest problem for me is that there aren't enough exercises after each lesson (every lesson introduces about ten kanji or more). I ended up re-doing the exercises more than once, which helped a little. And also longer texts would so much more improve the book. I do not regret buying it but I would recommend it as something extra rather than a basic textbook.