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How to Learn Japanese

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How to Learn Japanese

Simon Reynolds

How to Learn Japanese

Copyright 2007 by Simon Reynolds All Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be used, reproduced or transmitted in any manner whatsoever—electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any system of storing and retrieving information—without written permission from the publisher, except for brief quotations embodied in reviews. Email: sprstrikesback@hotmail.com Website: http://sprstrikesback.googlepages.com/home Manufactured in the U.K. First Edition: 2007 Book and cover design by Simon Reynolds and Yuka Reynolds Visit our website!

How to Learn Japanese

Simon Reynolds

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. WHY LEARN JAPANESE? 2. LEARNING TO LEARN
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Where to start Should I learn to read and write Japanese? Approaches to learning Finding a teacher Language schools Language exchange Self-study Self study tips Building vocabulary Learning grammar Listening What did you say? Speaking Confidence Less is more Tips on starting a conversation Get out of jail free Troubleshooting Slang Practice Writing

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3. PERFECTING PRONUNCIATION
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Vowel sounds Intonation Thinking in syllables Small tsu Dots and circles Combined syllables Su Ha and he Common mistakes Homonyms Pronunciation practice

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4. WRITING RIGHT
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Stroke order Learning the kana Flashcards Installing Japanese fonts on your computer Learning Kanji How many kanji do I need? Approaches to learning kanji Component analysis AKA the fast track Using the internet Learning the pronunciations Kanji town Kanji game Buying a kanji dictionary Starting to read Visit our website!

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How to Learn Japanese
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Audio books More reading on the web Japanese tests JLPT J-test Kanji test

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5. BOOK REVIEWS
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Textbooks Kanji...

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