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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Enviado por Tiago flag Denunciar. From Lesson 3, each lesson contains the following components: Kanji list Each new kanji introduced in a lesson is contained in a list, each with about 15 kanji. This makes it easy to memorize a few each day, rather than be overwhelmed with so wih at once.

Such derivative readings are also included in. Although some kanji have many readings, only those readings that are useful at an eIernentary level are included. Shaded readings and words in each lesson should be memorized. The others are for reference, so students don’t need to memorize them. A practice sheet for each kanji is provided in the Reading and Writing section of the Workbook. Students should practice writing the kanji repeatedly, according to the stroke order shown on the kanji list in the textbook.

Practice GENKI 1 consists of kanji practice, readings for comprehension, questions about the content of the readings, and writing practice. Kanji practice indudes various types of questions, such as having students reconstruct a kanji from its various parts or make new words by combining kahji.

By tackling these problems, students will realize the goal of practice-to become more proficient in their use of kanji. Basically, the readings are short and deal with subjects familiar to the students. They are easy to understand if the student has learned the vocabulary and grammar taught previously in the Dialogue and Grammar section.


When readings include new elementzry, a corresponding word list is provided. Finally, composition topics are given for writing practice. GENKI 11 contains readings for comprehension, questions about the content of the readings, elemenntary writing practice. The readings employ various styles of Japanese, ranging from letters and fables to essays and advertisements. 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.

Word lists are provided for newly introduced vocabulary. Finally, composition topics are introduced. C b Appendix Volumes 1 and 2 both contain an Index. The Japanese-English Index, in hiragana order, lists words found in the Vocabulary and Supplement section of each lesson.

Integratwd number next to a word indicates the lesson in which the word was introduced. In the English-Japanese Index, English equivalents to Japanese words are arranged in alpha- betical order.

Also included in the Appendix are tables of verb conjugations as well as sound inflections of the expressions related to numbers.

Orthography and font The basic text is written in kanji and biragum. Kanji is used for the most commonly used characters, those that appear in the official list of Joyo Kanji. Hiragma is used instead, however, when the Joyo Kanji equivalent would not be necessary for beginning students of Japanese. Introduction 4 lo So that students can easily study the Dialogue and Grammar section, the pronuncia- tion of every kanji is indicated in hiragam. However, to lessen the burden on the students and allow them to study on their ckurse mGreetings and Lessons 1 and.

Fourse is best not to rely too much on the romanizations, but use them only as a learning aid. Students study hirugam and kutakum in Lessons 1 and 2, respectively, of the Reading and Writing section. Students study kanji from Lesson 3 in the Reading and Writing section, where pronunciations of the kanji already presented are not indicated in Riyuguna, in order to promote the students’ increasing acquisition of kanji.

The Japanese in the basic text is set mainly in the Textbook font, which resembles handwriting and serves as a good model for students. Students will encounter a variety of fonts used for Japanese materials, however, arid should be aware that the shape of some characters differ considerably, depending on the font used, Note especially that with some characters, we find two separate strokes in one style are merged into a singIe stroke.


As you can see in the above example, hiragam has inetgrated roundish shape and is used for conjugation endings, function words, and native Japanese words not covered by kanji. Kafakunu, which has rather straight fines, is normally used for writing loanwords and foreign names.

Kanji, or Chinese characters, represent not just sounds but also meanings. Mostly, kanji are used for nouns and the stems of verbs and adjectives.

Genki 1 Integrated elementary japanese course with bookmarks

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.

Hiragma with Diacritical Marks You can transcribe 23 additional sounds by adding diacritical marks. The consonant h changes to p with the addition of a small circle 7.

The contracted sound represents a single syllable.

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

Transcribing Double Venki There is another small letter 9, which is used when transcribing double consonants such as ff and pp. 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.

Be sure to hold the sound long enough, because the length of the vowel can change one word to another.