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3.7 out of 5 stars
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Japanese in a Flash Kit Volume 1 (Tuttle Flash Cards)
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on December 3, 2017
This would be great except for one major flaw - all the kanji characters have smaller katakana listed above them, on the *front* of the flashcard! If you are unfamiliar with Japanese writing, the katakana is the list of (about) 46 characters that you can memorize in a day or two, and which have phonetic values. The kanji number in the thousands, and unlike the katakana, you cannot tell how they are pronounced just by looking at them. The point of flashcards is to test yourself to see if you can remember (in part) how the kanji is pronounced. Having the pronunciation listed right on the front of the flash card defeats the purpose. I had to go through all 400+ cards with a sharpie and blot out the katakana in order to make the cards actually useful in memorization testing.

Also, I don't know if it's just me or if others found this, but there were two duplicate cards in my set.

Overall, I'm still buying volume 2, because I'm not aware of anything better.
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on March 19, 2013
This product has been what I expected it to be and and it has been very useful for its purpose
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on June 21, 2009
In a flash is excellent in its simplicity. Highly mobile. Study anywhere you go. Includes helpful phrases that allow you to put words into context. Exellent product.
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on December 29, 2007
This set is a must have to test yourself in addition to any other methods you may use.
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on August 30, 2010
I like flashcards, but this package is totally useless.

It is full of pronouns (kore, kone, are). If you add all different kind of pronouns you get a lot.

The choice of vocabulary is all the body parts and then a few "modern words" (e.g. nuclear power).

Sure some cards contains useful vocabulary, but the overall selection for inclusion in this package is totally absurd.

My advice: It is easy to make flashcards in excel. Just make and print your own cards and you get them exactly as you like.
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on September 22, 2014
I love the flash cards. They are great if you go out to eat once in awhile with a friend/family/wife/husband --- you can have fun waiting for your meal... as well learn your Japanese at the same time!
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