Japanese Hiragana: An Introductory Japanese Language Workbook

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Tuttle Publishing, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 80 pages
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This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate the quick and easy mastery of the forty-six character hiragana syllabary used to write all types of native words not written in kanji.

Each character is introduced here with brushed, handwritten, and typed samples to enhance character recognition. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples of onomatopoeic usage of hiragana in Japanese writings further reinforce memorization in a fun way.

This easy-to-use and practical workbook is well suited for beginning students of all ages. This revised edition has 16 more pages of exercises and additional practice pages.

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Jim Gleeson, a native of Sydney, Australia, holds an honors degree in the History of Science from the University of New South Wales. He has written for various publications in Australia and Japan.

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