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Beginning This practical text contains 20 lessons on how to read and write katakana, the spelling system used for loan words that originate from languages other than Japanese. More than 1,500 Japanese loan words from English are introduced in lessons that provide plenty of practice in pronouncing and writing katakana.
Published 1989 by McGraw-Hill
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Nov 27, 2009 Shadowshock rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: yes; anyone wanting to learn more about Japanese
Very simple introduction to Katakana, one of the Japanese writing systems. It helps you not be intimidated by the different writing style and set of symbols. Its easy to practice because they start you off with a set of letters that you can already put together into "loan" words that the Japanese commonly use. It does explain some grammer and culture points about some of the katakana words, but that is not its focus so you won't learn a whole lot on that subject. It does good for what it was mea ...more
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