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Kanji Idioms (Power Japanese) Paperback – January 1, 1996


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  • Series: Power Japanese
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International (JPN) (January 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770019432
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770019431
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,933,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kanji Idioms (Power Japanese) is not my favorite book in the Power Japanese series. Personally, I have found the time spent trying to memorize idioms and use them is better spent on learning other things like verbs. However, it is a handy collection of idioms, and because I have been lazily skimming through it over the years, I can recognize many of the phrases I encounter in written and spoken Japanese.

THE IDIOMS ARE ACTUALLY USED IN JAPANESE
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For example, just recently I came across gongo doudan '''' in something I was reading. I knew what it meant, thanks to having first encountered it in this book, but if I had wanted to look it up, the entries are arranged alphabetically, so it would not have been difficult.

HOW TO USE IT
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It is not an exhaustive list of idioms. I would guess that it only has about 300. More complete collections exist, but they usually don't give good translations, and few actually put them in sentences for you. Take it along with you next time when you head out the door. It fits in your pocket, so you can take it out and thumb through it while you are standing in line or riding the train. It is meant to be read, not put on a shelf as a reference book. Over time, the content actually manages to lodge itself in your brain!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 4, 2001
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This book has some fun phrases to use. You shouldn't try using them if you're at the beginning level, but it's real fun if you're good enough. I only wish that there were more of them, particularly more four character phrases which come from Classical Chinese.
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