First Thousand Words in Japanese is a fun and simple introduction to the Japanese language for young children. The words are written in Kana which are Japanese syllabic signs often used for beginner learners, along with a transliteration in Roman letters in English next to the pictures. This classic educational picture book features beautiful and eye-catching illustrations by talented Stephen Cartwright. The scenic images tell a story and keep the children engaged and entertained. The vocabulary included in this book is simple, useful, and familiar which will help the child remember and practice them.
One of the main features First Thousand Words in Japanese by Usborne offers is the readers can easily find and listen to the words mentioned in this picture book which are read by a native Japanese speaker on the Usborne Quicklinks Website. This will help any reader to learn accurate pronunciation. The book also comes with a pronunciation guide on all the words listed in an alphabetical order which makes it easy to search.
First Thousand Words in Japanese is divided into different themes and scenes that are colourful and fun. The main themes and scenes have larger pictures for the children to easily understand the situation. Vocabulary is then based on these themes and busy scenes. Vivid pictures will help the children identify and remember related Japanese words easily. Also, there is a little yellow duck hidden on every page for the children to find! This will keep them hooked and concentrated and they will be more interactive in the learning process.
First Thousand Words in Japanese is a resourceful bi-lingual picture book and a practical vocabulary builder that will help the children learn Japanese words in addition to teaching them Kana, their readings, and pronunciations. The book is revised and updated with new vocabulary and redundant words removed!