Language: English Brand New Book. Onomatopoeia is one of the most outstanding features of the Japanese language. Its acquisition is essential for students who wish to speak (or understand) natural Japanese, read literature or manga, or watch anime in the original.
Beginning Students use a step-by-step approach to develop skills with the writing system of traditional Japanese characters borrowed and adapted from the Chinese. Models of 500 kanji characters, written by award-winning Japanese calligraphers, are arranged according to their radical groups.
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