Beginner's Japanese : an easy introduction by Gilhooly, Helen

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You had learnt in those units. Next you are going to learn three simple rules for improving the shape of your strokes by looking at stroke endings. The Japanese learn calligraphy in order to petfcet 39 UNIT 3 the shape of ~~ using brushes but if you pay attention to these three rules, you will be able to improve the way in which you write jf~ even with a pcn or penciL The three main types of stroke ending are as follows: I) STOP ending. Your pen/pencil stops and lifts off the page. --~tl , 2) GRADUAL STOP.

D) ~ e) :OEEl- nl* in thc correct stroke order? llJ . EEl • . = :" Dai sanka 3 UNIT 3 In this unit you will • learn to read numbers in Japanese • use these numbers in real reading situations • practise writing ~* Hajime ni In Unit 2 you learnt how to read dates. You are now going to review this by reading the following dates . Choose the Engl ish equivalent from the selection below the dates. ) a) 4J1211'l Uk) b) 1I}'l51'l i) Wednesday 2 1 April Ii) Wednesday 10 September (±) c) 9}jIOI'l Cd<) iii) Tuesday 2 1 April IV) Saturday 5 November If you are still unsure about reading dates then look back at the section on dates in Unit 2 to refresh your memory.

0 ____ J '\ J :'\ • \ • -t it• t ... -J '\ 41 UNIT 3 ,, ) \.. )--~ J ,, J"-. ,, 1L -1t-t tL , ,, ++ , + Owari ni In this unit you have been introduced to numbers up to 10,000 through 13 ~* . You have also learnt the il~ for yen and for year. You have put this learn ing into practice to read number and money amounts, dates and telephone numbers. You have also learnt about the Japanese calendar and have been introduced to two compound ~~ words for the present and previous eras. Altogether, you have learnt 15 single ~~ (plus related compounds) and three new compound words (~$;.

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