Cet article est aussi disponible en: French
Title: Kanji Starter Volume 1
Language: English / Japanese
Author: Daiki Kusuya
Publication Date: October 2006
What I think:
Learning the Japanese Kanji is one of the most difficult stages of the Japanese language. You need to know about 2000 of them to be able to read and write in all contexts of everyday life. But learning 2000 Kanji does not happen overnight.
Learning Kanji is by three essential steps which are:
- Recognition of Japanese Kanji
Recognition of these is certainly the easiest part of the three. To do so, the book Kanji Starter volume 1 is a real help. It proposes to learn about 200 kanji by their original drawings.
Imagine a cloud with raindrops that fall and you’ll have the Kanji of the rain which reads AME.
What I like about this book is the simplicity of the designs that allow a better understanding of Japanese Kanji and so their learning.
Another strong point is its pocket size which allows you to take it to easily anywhere. For my part, I often take it into the train and have a look when I have five minutes free. This allows me to continuously learning.
The limits of this book is that it focuses only on the recognition, there is therefore no way to really learn Kanji reading, if not their basic reading. And finally, the fact that it does not teach you how to write them. You may say, this is not its role after all.
Finally, this book is only available in English and Japanese, which is a shame for people who do not fully mastered the language of Shakespeare.
If you want to learn to recognize, and only recognize the book Kanji, Kanji Starter Volume 1 is a really useful and practical. Easy to use, carry and read.
If you want to start learning Kanji and do not know where to start, the book Kanji Starter volume 1 is a good start. The advantage is that you will know how to recognize the Kanji you will face all day long and can understand simple situations.
In view of its price, ease of use, its size and its general usefulness, personally, I suggest you buy it and get started in learning Kanji in a more playful way.
Buy Kanji Starter volume 1 at Amazon by clicking here and save
continue learning Kanji using the following books: