2,500 Kanji Writing Study Guide

Japanese characters learning book

2,136. That's how many kanji characters adult Japanese have to know to be able to function in their everyday life. The first 1,026 they learn in elementary school and the remaining 1,100 come in junior high school, including some that are only used for people's names – and that's just the basics, since really educated people usually know at least a couple thousand more! If you belong to this group, you don't need our help. But if you're still struggling with the Ministry of Education's 2,136 Joyo Kanji set of everyday-use characters, the answer is the 2,500 Kanji Writing Study Guide!

The 2,500 in the title of the 2,500 Kanji Writing Study Guide does not refer to the number of kanji, though. It refers to the number of transcription and writing exercises this book contains in its 104 pages. These cover all aspects of kanji, their readings (which can be really confusing since the Japanese continue using the Chinese readings of the characters together with the ones they have given them themselves), how to write them, and the various meanings associated with each character. Targeting adult Japanese who want to consolidate what they learned in 12 years of school, this is an invaluable book for all intermediate and advanced students of the Japanese language!

Specs and Features:

  • 2,500 writing and reading exercises for kanji covering all 2,136 of the Japanese Ministry of Education Joyo Kanji set
  • Format: B5
  • Dimensions: 257 x 182 mm (10.1 x 7.2")
  • Pages: 104
  • Language: Japanese
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