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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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. Noriko Udagawa Cover art and Editorial design: Although some kanji have many readings, only those readings that are useful at an eIernentary level are included.

An Idegrated Cogrse in Elementary Japalzese is a comprehensive approach to developing the four basic language skills listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order elmentary cultivate overall Japanese-language ability. 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. Dialogues are recorded on the accompanying CD.

Kafakunu, bookmars has rather straight fines, is normally used for writing loanwords and foreign names. Hopefully, students will have at least a basic knowledge of English, because grammar explanations are given in English. For example, some questions combine various topics covered in the lesson, and some call for the creation of new phrases based on what was learned in the Dialogue section.

The number next to a word indicates the lesson in which the word was bookmaris. As you can see in the above example, hiragam has a roundish shape and is used for conjugation endings, function words, and native Japanese words not covered by kanji.

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. Continue by copying kanji into the blank boxes. Basically, the readings are short and deal with subjects familiar to the students.


June Editorial assistance: The Japanese-English Index, in hiragana order, lists words found in the Vocabulary and Supplement section of each lesson. 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.

The Reading and Writing section consists of kanji worksheets and fill-in-the-blank type questions about the kanji. February 29th printing: A practice sheet for each kanji is provided in the Reading and Writing section of the Workbook.

Kanji, or Chinese characters, represent not just sounds but also meanings. The Reading and Writing section consists of kanji worksheets and fill-in-the-blank type questions about the kanji. Mostly, kanji are used for nouns and the stems of verbs and adjectives. Practice This section includes questions related to what was taught in each section of the lesson, providing students with both basic practice and application.

This section also fully explains the items found in the Practice section that follows. For the fill-in-the-blank questions about kanji, students integrafed read through the whole sentences before filling in the blanks in order to learn kanji in context.

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.

Newly introduced kanji should japanrse written over and over on the sheet until memorized. For the English-Japanese translations in Vol. Our labor has been rewarded, however, because this book is based on our original plan to produce inyegrated ideal textbook-one that will enable students to learn Japanese smoothly, while also enjoying lively games and helpful illustrations. 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.

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. Kanji list Each new kanji introduced in a lesson is contained in a list, each with about 15 kanji.


Words are listed according to their function in Lessons 1 and 2, and by parts of speech in Lesson 3 and following. By answering the ques- tions sequentially, students can naturally build up their Japanese-language ability.

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

Newly introduced kanji should be written over and over on the sheet until memorized. This textbook does not indicate a word’s accents.

Students are encouraged to practice regularly by listening to the CD and carefully noting pronunciation and intonation. For the English- Japanese translations in Vol.

First, our sincere thanks to Chiaki Sekido of the Publica- tions Department of The Japan Times for seeing this book through the publishing process. 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.

This makes it easy to memorize a few each day, rather than be overwhelmed with so many at once. Finally, we would also like to express our gratitude to the foreign inttegrated at Kansai Gaidai University for providing us with the opportunity to write this book. Kanji is used for the most commonly used characters, those that appear in the official list of Joyo Kanji.

Exercises are provided in such a way that students can also review the previously taught grammar items and vocabulary.

The contracted sound represents a single syllable. It requires students to listen to three or four dialogues on bkokmarks CD, and to answer questions on the sheet. They are easy to understand if the student has learned the vocabulary and grammar taught previously in the Dialogue and Grammar section.

After Lesson 2, commonly used kanji equivalents of some words Joyo Kanji are aZso listed, but students are not required to memorize them. Dialogue and Grammar, Reading and Writing, and the Appendix.