○Two workbooks available (sold separately)
○Level: Upper intermediate
○Genre: Kanji & kana / Vocabulary
○Word meanings are given in English.
Intermediate/advanced handbook for studying kanji and words
Users systematically study the shapes, readings, and meanings of kanji specially arranged for efficient learning, and in doing so, naturally increase their vocabulary. When the handbook is used together with the companion workbooks (sold separately), learners can more firmly master the kanji by going through related words/expressions and sample sentences.
●Includes all 2,136 characters of the revised Joyo Kanji list, plus some 9,500 words written with those characters. The Joyo Kanji are sorted into seven levels aligned with the stages of learning. Each character is presented with its readings and stroke order, as well as examples of words that incorporate it.
The seven levels basically correspond with the following learning stages.
Levels 1 & 2 (350 characters): Beginning
Level 3 (850): Intermediate
Levels 4 & 5 (632): Advanced
Levels 6 & 7 (304): Highly advanced
●The kanji are arranged based on shape, meaning, and vocabulary. The characters within each level are placed near others that are associated with them, such as kanji that share similar shapes, have high frequency of use, or form the same kanji compounds. Word entries considered important or difficult are highlighted.
●Example words considered very important to know (key words) are printed in red. Those that are very difficult or are deemed special cases are marked with symbols.
The following information is given for each kanji.
・Number of strokes and order of strokes
・Appearance in text
・Variations and similarly shaped characters (if any)
The end of the book has a list of the 2,136 characters covered, indexes ordered by the characters’ readings and forms, and a vocabulary index, offering different ways to find the kanji you’re looking for.
Level 1 (Kanji No. 1–250)
Level 2 (251–350)
Level 3 (351–1200)
Level 4 (1201–1420)
Level 5 (1421–1832)
Level 6 (1833–1942)
Level 7 (1943–2136)
List of Kanji / On-kun Index / Form Index / Vocabulary Index