Full text of Genki I. This textbook is used by many colleges and universities to teach Japanese. It requires the learner to use kana and introduces kanji early. II. Eri Banno:l;JjJf71

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These exercises should be carried out at the end of each lesson because the dialogues include a number of the study points from the lesson. June Editorial assistance: Kanji list Each new kanji introduced in a lesson is contained in a list, each with about 15 kanji. The number next to a word indicates the lesson in which the word was introduced.

Other Issues Relating to Transcription and Pronunciation k Long Vowels When the same vowel is placed one right after the other, the pronunciation of the vowel Japanese Writing System 4 I becomes about twice as long as the single vowel.

The last part of the Practice section contains Review Exercises, which incorporate aspects of the lesson as a whole. The readings employ various styles of Japanese, ranging from letters and fables to essays and advertisements. Newly introduced kanji should be written over and over on the sheet until memorized.

When readings include new words, a corresponding word list is provided. Enviado por Tiago flag Denunciar. This textbook does not indicate a word’s accents. Orthography and font The basic text is written in kanji and biragum.

Full text of “Genki I Integrated Elementary Japanese Course (with Bookmarks)”

Noriko Udagawa Cover art and Editorial design: Dialogues are recorded on the accompanying CD. It is best not to rely too much on the romanizations, but use them only as a learning aid.


Elementaryy practice sheet for each kanji is provided in the Reading and Writing section of the Workbook. In addition, all words presented in the text are also found in the Index at the end of each volume. Basic Hiraana Syllables There are forty-six basic hiraganu syllables, which are listed below, Once you memorize this chart, you will have the skill to transcribe all of the Japanese sounds.

With a knowledge of the previous- IY learned vocabulary, grammar, arid kanji, the readings are easy to understand but grow longer and more difficult in later lessons.

Students are encouraged to practice regularly by listening to the CD and carefully noting pronunciation and intonation. The contracted inteegrated represents a single syllable. Much emphasis has coirse placed on balancing accuracy, fluency, and complexity so that students using the material would not end up speaking accurately yet in a stilted manner, nor fluently yet employ- ing only simple grammatical structures.

Enviado por Tiago flag Denunciar. An Idegrated Cogrse in Elementary Japalzese is a comprehensive approach to developing the four basic language skills listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to cultivate overall Japanese-language ability. We have an extensive list of people to thank for the completion of this textbook. The book is designed mainly for use in university and college courses, but it is also effective for high school students and booimarks who are beginning to learn Japanese either at school or on their own.

The accent of a Japanese word varies considerably, depending on the region, the speaker’s age including the genera- tion gap between speakersthe word’s paradigmatic form, and its connection with other words. A detailed explanation of each part follows. It requires students eleementary listen to three or four dialogues on the CD, and to answer questions on the sheet.

The Japanese in the basic text is set mainly in the Textbook font, which resembles handwriting and serves as a good model for students. After Lesson 2, commonly used kanji equivalents of some words Joyo Kanji are aZso listed, but students are not required to memorize them.


Genki 1 Integrated elementary japanese course with bookmarks

For the English- Japanese translations in Vol. The Japanese-English Index, in hiragana order, lists words found in the Vocabulary and Supplement section of each lesson. Words found in the VocabuIary section of each lesson appear frequently in subse- quent lessons, thus students are encouraged to learn them little by little each day.

This makes it easy to memorize a few each day, rather than be overwhelmed with so many at once. The sheets include such exercises as translating English into Japanese, expressing the given pictures in Japanese, filling in the blanks, and answering open- end questions.

Kanji is used for the most commonly used characters, those that appear in the official list of Joyo Kanji.

First, trace the lightly printed kanji samples, paying attention to the balance of the characters. Dialogue The dialogues revolve around the lives of foreign students living in Japan, their friends, and their families, presenting various scenes that students are likely to face in their daily lives. Particular acknowledgment goes to Kyoko Toka- shiki who helped in the production of Lesson 11 and following, to our colleagues and trainees in the Asian Studies Program of Kansai Gaidai University who attempted the triaI version and made invaluable sug- gestions, to Kaori Tajima for her illustrations gemki the trial version, to Judy Okawa for translating, and to the teachers whose heartfelt guid- ance encouraged us throughout the process.

Basically, the readings are short and deal with subjects familiar to the students.