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Writing Hiragana (Jim Gleeson)

Writing practice is the most effective method of mastering written Japanese, and the large, open format of Hiragana invites the student to pick up a pencil and start writing.

Written Japanese comprises two phonetic syllabaries, hiragana and katakana, and a set of kanji characters which are based on Chinese ideographs. This workbook has been carefully designed to facilitate the quick and easy mastery of the forty-six character hiragana syllabary which is used to write all types of native words not written in kanji. Each character is introduced with brushed, handwritten, and typed samples which enhance character recognition.

Extensive space for writing allows maximum practice to facilitate memorization and ensure proper character formation. Entertaining illustrations and amusing examples of onomatopoeic usage of hiragana in Japanese writings further reinforce memorization in a fun way.

Written by Jim Gleeson.

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