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Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji: The Innovative Method for Learning the 500 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters

by Glen Nolan Grant Ya-Wei Lin

This book enables you to easily recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanji-and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily!<P><P> This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese characters-teaching you how to easily recognize the Kanji and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese and write Japanese requires knowing hundreds of Kanji. Traditionally, the ability to learn Kanji characters was accomplished purely by rote memorization. This method is extremely slow, tedious and time-consuming. The new science of mnemonics has changed all that. By associating an easily-remembered visual image and story with each Kanji, the learner is able to commit the characters to long-term memory far more easily and quickly than ever before. mnemonics also dramatically helps students to write kanji as well. This revolutionary new method has been tried by many thousands of students and it really works!Using a systematic building-block approach to written Japanese, this beginner kanji book also shows you how more complicated characters are constructed from simpler elements. And similar mnemonic strategies are provided for learning the different pronunciations or "readings" of the characters.This book can be used by anyone, and requires no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It can be used in conjunction with any Japanese textbook to learn the important Kanji characters upon which the language is based.Key features of this book include: Drawings and stories to create mental associations for the characters that stick in the brain and allow you to recall their meanings and readings. Downloadable material showing you how to write each kanji character Native speaker audio recordings for all the Kanji characters, vocabulary and sample sentences. Sample sentences to expand your vocabulary by showing you how the Kanji are actually used. Extensive review exercises to reinforce what you've learned. User-friendly indexes allowing you to look-up the Kanji and use the book like a Kanji dictionary.The 500 Kanji characters provided in this book include all the characters needed for the AP and JLPT Level 4 and 5 exams-giving you access to approximately 80 percent of all the Kanji characters you encounter in Japan!

Tuttle Concise Vietnamese Dictionary: Vietnamese-English English-Vietnamese

by Phan Van Giuong

Tuttle Concise Vietnamese Dictionary is the most up-to-date compact Vietnamese dictionary available today.<P><P>It is designed for English speakers who are studying the Vietnamese language, traveling to Vietnam, or using the language on a daily basis to interact with Vietnamese speakers. It has both Vietnamese to English and English to Vietnamese sections, with enough depth that it may also be used by Vietnamese speakers who are learning or using English. It's depth makes it a great way to learn Vietnamese.Divided into two parts-Vietnamese-English and English-Vietnamese-this concise dictionary has a total of 25,000 entries. The entries given within each section include all everyday words and expressions used in educational, cultural and tourism contexts in Vietnam today. The entries give core information about: Parts of speech of the headwords. Useful meanings, common collocations, idiomatic expressions and sample sentences. Vietnamese loanwords, many from French, list the original source word as well as alternate Vietnamese words with the same meaning. English entries provide additional information such as alternate British or American spellings, singular and plural forms, and irregular verb forms.Contemporary internet, computer and mobile phone terms are included, making this dictionary invaluable everyday use. A guide to Vietnamese pronunciation and spelling, and other grammar pointers and explanations are also included. The Tuttle Concise Vietnamese Dictionary is an compact and comprehensive tool for successful language learning.

Tuttle Learner's Chinese-English Dictionary: Revised Second Edition

by Li Dong

This Mandarin Chinese Dictionary is for elementary to intermediate learners of Chinese.Tuttle Learner's Chinese-English Dictionary is a totally new dictionary designed specifically for elementary to intermediate learners of Chinese, and contains all 3,051 vocabulary items prescribed for Levels A and B of the internationally recognized test of Mandarin language proficiency, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK).<P><P>This self-contained dictionary has over 3,000 headwords-those required for HSK Levels A and B, plus important proper nouns and common idioms. Extensive notes on culture, grammar and meaning are included to enhance understanding and ensure correct usage. Students attempting to learn Chinese will find this dictionary to be an essential guide to the Chinese language as well as a reliable reference tool.This Chinese dictionary contains: The 4,800 most frequently used Chinese vocabulary items. All entries contain Romanized Chinese forms (hanyu pinyin), simplified Chinese characters (hanzi) as well as traditional Chinese characters if they exist. Terms are searchable by Chinese-English or English-Chinese. All Chinese entries are arranged alphabetically by Romanized Mandarin Chinese forms (hanyu pinyin). Chinese word components are listed and analyzed to facilitate understanding. Over 4,700 sample sentences to demonstrate how each word is used. Detailed notes on culture, grammar and usage. Chinese translations for common English names and places in China.

Tuttle Indonesian for Kids Flash Cards

by Linda Hibbs

A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Indonesian! The Tuttle Indonesian for Kids Flash Cards kit is an introductory Indonesian language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Indonesian in a fun and easy way. <P><P> The flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive learning experience. The set contains a total of 64 words organized into thematic categories, including: My Family, Colors, Numbers, Animals, Food and Drink, My Body, Clothes, and Where Are You Going? All of the words are illustrated-the pictures serve as effective visual aids to help children learn and remember each word's meaning. Words often reflect cultural objects and items and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for a little more variety. Also included in this kit is an audio CD which provides native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences for practice-sentences that children would use in everyday life. Songs and other activities are also included on the free audio CD. Finally, the kit also includes a wall chart featuring the front of each card for kids to review and a learning guide for teachers and/or parents with tips, activities and more! Once these 64 words are mastered and the child yearns for more, check out Tuttle's MORE Indonesian for Kids Flash Cards kit (978-0-8048-3987-7).

Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards

by Timothy G. Stout

A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Japanese!The Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Japanese in a fun and easy way.<P><P>The flashcards can be used as a learning tool in a classroom setting, at home, or anywhere that learning takes place, and can easily be taped around the room for an interactive learning experience. The set contains a total of 64 words organized into thematic categories, including: My Family, Colors, Numbers, Animals, Food, My Body, Clothes, and My Day. All of the words are illustrated-the pictures serve as effective visual aids to help children learn and remember each word's meaning. Words often reflect cultural objects and items and can be studied in any order. Learners may focus on one theme at a time or mix them up for a little more variety.Also included in this ebook is downloadable audio which provides native pronunciation of the words, and sample sentences for practice-sentences that children would use in everyday life. Songs and other activities are also included on the free downloadable audio. Finally, the ebook also includes a wall chart featuring the front of each card for kids to review and a learning guide for teachers and/or parents with tips, activities and more!Once these 64 words are mastered and the child yearns for more, check out Tuttle's MORE Japanese for Kids Flash Cards kit (978-4-8053-0905-6).

Tuttle Japanese Business Dictionary Revised Edition

by Boye Lafayette De Mente

This is a handy and comprehensive Japanese dictionary intended for use in a business settingNewly revised, Tuttle Japanese Business Dictionary contains over 4,00 key terms that provide the essential vocabulary for clear and productive discussions between Japanese and English speaking businesspeople. <P><P> These terms are usually used to clarify negotiating positions and to settle contract terms and conditions. Each term is listed alphabetically, with the romanized pronunciation (including the author's unique phonetic system to facilitate correct pronunciation even for those without any knowledge of the Japanese language) and the Japanese script given, followed by its English explanation. Where appropriate, example sentences are also included to demonstrate the proper usage of the terms. Useful information in the front of the book includes a section on how to use the dictionary, special language pointers, Japanese business etiquette and common Japanese expressions. Over 4,00 contemporary business terms. A guide to business phrases and etiquette. Compact and user-friendly layout. Handy reference guide for businesspeople who deal frequently with Japanese speakers.

Tuttle English-Chinese Dictionary

by Li Dong

This is an extensive and user-friendly Chinese-English dictionary.The Tuttle English-Chinese Dictionary is the only English-Chinese dictionary specifically designed for English speakers who are learning the Chinese language. <P><P>It provides comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date definitions for over 40,000 words, phrases and idioms, including the latest vocabulary for business, technology, sport and the media.Concise definitions are given for each word and phrase shortening the time it takes to learn Chinese. About 10,000 example sentences with Chinese translation are provided for commonly used words, to illustrate their usage and develop effective communication skills in Chinese. These sentences are idiomatic and relevant to aspects of daily life in China today. Pinyin romanized forms are given for all Chinese words and phrases so the reader can pronounce them with ease and accuracy A concise guide to Chinese characters, pronunciation, tones and grammar along with lists of common character components and measure words are found at the front of the dictionary, while Chinese personal and place names are listed at the back. Comprehensive and accurate with 40,000 words, phrases and idioms. The only English-Chinese dictionary designed for English speakers. Pinyin romanizations are given for al Chinese words and phrases. Includes 10,000 example sentences to help develop communications skills.

True Minds

by Spider Robinson

Eleven short stories by Hugo Award winning author Spider Robinson. Includes some erotica.

Greater Love

by Robert Whitlow

The Tides of Truth series follows one lawyer's passionate pursuit of truth--in matters of life and the law. As the storm clouds gather, Tami does her best to weather the growing turbulence in every area of her life. She's just accepted a job with a law firm but now wonders if she made the right decision. She has two strong men vying for her heart--and is about to lose them both if she can't determine which one is right for her. And Tami's new case is anything but simple. When she first meets her prospective client, she immediately knows the rough young teen is lying, guilty...and utterly terrified of something beyond the charges she's facing. What she doesn't realize is just how far reaching the effects of the case will go. Or how close to home the deadly results will hit. For by the time the storm breaks, someone close to Tami will have paid the ultimate price. Through it all, Tami will experience greater sacrifice, greater friendship, and greater love than she's ever known.

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Rolling

by Neta Jackson

A devastating fire wakes up the Yadas to a new reality: God is on the move. What I'd like to know is, why does God keep rearranging my comfort zone? It could have something to do with my Yada Yada prayer sisters, who aren't afraid to get in each other's faces and tend to expect big things from God. But to move forward, sometimes we have to let go of what's behind. In spite of the loss of two dear friends. In spite of the breakup of a teenage love. In spite of the curse of HIV. In spite of prison time hanging over the head of a beloved child. In spite of fire consuming the hopes of those who have nothing. Yet out of the ashes, God is doing a new thing! It's time for the Yadas to press on, pray on, and get rolling!

The Dragon King Collection

by Stephen R. Lawhead

Best-selling author Stephen R. Lawhead's Dragon King Trilogy--now available in one volume. In the Hall of the Dragon KingCarrying a sealed message from the war-hero Dragon King to the queen, Quentin and his outlaw companion, Theido, plunge headlong into a fantastic odyssey and mystic quest. In his valiant efforts to save the kingdom and fulfill his unique destiny, he will cross strange and wondrous lands filled withbrave knights, beautiful maidens, a mysterious hermit, and a deadly, giant serpent. The Warlords of Nin It has been ten years since Quentin helped the Dragon King battle the monstrous sorcerer Nimrood. Since then, there has been peace in the land of Mensandor. But everything changes when an urgent message summons Quentin to the dying king. The brightening Wolf Star is an omen of impending evil that might just herald the beginning of the end of mankind. The Sword and the FlameThe Dragon King who now rules the land of Mensandor is none other than Quentin, whose courage and heroism have slowly transformed him from an orphaned servant into a war hero, respected leader, and a fierce man of faith. Shattered by the death of a dear and trusted friend, the abduction of his beloved son, and the loss of his enchanted sword, Quentin finds his faith tested like never before.

The Miracle in the Middle

by Charlotte Gambill

Find strength in the struggle, passion to persist, wisdom when you're weary, and joy for the journey. If you've ever been on a long trip with small children you've no doubt heard, "Are we there yet?" Maybe you've even said those exact words or felt that same way as you have journeyed with God. Midway is where these feelings of frustration and impatience are most commonly felt. It's also where our hidden doubts find their voice. Where most beginnings start with energy and expectation for all that is ahead, and endings bring the joy of completion as you arrive at your desired destination, the middle is very different. This midpoint can too quickly become a low point, as energy is lacking and enthusiasm wanes. Yet how well you handle the middle reveals what is in the middle of you. The disciples found--in the middle of a lake--a revelation of Jesus that they had never seen on the shore. In the middle is where new navigational skills are found. It's also where some of the most significant lessons are learned. Join Charlotte Gambill in this compelling, story-driven message that shows through biblical teaching and life application how those who persist through the middle will find that miracles await them on the other side.

Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost

by Stanley Fish

First published in the late 1960s, in an era that no longer saw the need to choose between Milton's orthodoxy and heresy. With a new preface, the author revisits his thesis and considers the challenges offered by post-structuralism, late-20th-century historicism, and political criticism.

The Sacred Complex: On the Psychogenesis of Paradise Lost

by William Kerrigan

This reading of Milton juxtaposes the poet's theology and Freud's account of the Oedipus complex in ways that yield both new understanding of Milton and a model for psychoanalytic interpretation of literature. The book ranges widely through the art and life of Milton, including extensive discussions of his theological irregularities and the significance, medical and symbolic, he assigned to his blindness. Kerrigan analyzes the oedipal aspect of Milton's religion; examines the nature of the Miltonic godhead; studies Milton's analogies linking human, angelic, and cosmic bodies; and explores Milton's symbolism of home. In a commanding demonstration, Kerrigan delineates how the great epic and the psyche of its author bestow meaning on each other.

Women Who Become Men: Albanian Sworn Virgins

by Antonia Young

They crop their hair, wear men's clothes, roll their own cigarettes, drink brandy and carry guns. In short, their lives are much freer and less regimented than other members of their sex - but at a cost. These women must foreswear sexual relationships, marriage and children. They have been dubbed 'Sworn Virgins'. What is interesting is that in this region of the Balkans, simply to dress as a man and to behave as a man will earn these women the same respect accorded a man. This is no mean advantage in an area known for sexual inequality and where so many men have suffered violent, premature deaths, thereby heightening the need for more household heads. Traditionally as heads of household, men are revered and the women who attend them utterly subservient. But unlike 'normal' women, Sworn Virgins can inherit and manage property, and, in fact, may even be raised to assume the male role by parents who have no male heirs. Based on extensive interviews, this book tells the frank and engrossing stories of these women, but also sets their lives within the wider context of a country undergoing radical upheaval and social transformation.

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes

by Robert M. Emerson Rachel I. Fretz Linda L. Shaw

In "Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, "Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes.

Becoming Whole and Holy: An Integrative Conversation about Christian Formation

by Jeannine K. Brown Carla M. Dahl Wyndy Corbin Reuschling

The authors weave together insights from their respective fields to address the relationship between personal and communal formation, moral development, and the interpretation of Scripture. Revealing the process as well as the fruits of interdisciplinary dialogue, this book offers a fresh approach to understanding human formation. The final chapter, a case study on immigration, demonstrates the authors' integrative method.

Guide to Network Security

by Michael E. Whitman Herbert J. Mattord David Mackey Andrew Green

The authors then explore network perimeter defense technologies and methods, including access controls, firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection systems, as well as applied cryptography in public key infrastructure, wireless security, and web commerce. The final section covers additional topics relevant for information security practitioners, such as assessing network security, professional careers in the field, and contingency planning. Perfect for both aspiring and active IT professionals.

The Slight Edge

by John David Mann Jeff Olson

The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire.

Contemporary American Poetry

by Michael Waters A. Poulin

This highly respected anthology presents the work of 66 poets who have "shaped the contours and direction of the mainstream of American poetry" from 1955 to the present. The collection provides a generous sampling of each poet with a photo, biographical sketches, and bibliographies. A prolific poet, editor Michael Waters continues the careful selection process as A. Poulin's literary executor.

The Early Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson Volume II: 1836-1838

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Robert E. Spiller Stephen E. Whicher Wallace E. Williams

The notable link between Emerson's journals and his essays is formed by the lectures that reflected his developing views on issues of his time. This second volume is a welcome edition of the early lectures follows the earlier experimental series of lectures and presents the works of Emerson the now professional lecturer who revealed to his audience central ideas and themes which later crystallized into Essays, First Series. The Philosophy of History, a series of 12 lectures, explores the nature of man in his society, past and present, and singles out the individual as the center of society and history. A second series of 10 lectures on Human Culture begins with the duty and the right of the individual to cultivate his powers and proceeds to consider various means by which this cultivation can be accomplished. The occasional Address on Education, which Emerson delivered between these two series, may be seen as a link between them. Of the twenty-three lectures in this volume, only three have been previously published. The lectures have been reproduced from Emerson's manuscripts, approximating as nearly as possible the original version read by the author to his audience.

The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

by Kim Addonizio Dorianne Laux

This book presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life--including self-doubt and writer's block--are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage

by Stanley Cavell

During the 30's and 40's, Hollywood produced a genre of madcap comedies that emphasized reuniting the central couple after divorce or separation. And the female protagonists were strong, independent, and sophisticated. Here, Stanley Cavell examines seven of those classic movies for their cinematic techniques, and for such varied themes as feminism, liberty and interdependence. Included are Adam's Rib, Bringing Up Baby, and The Philadelphia Story.

Poets Of Reality: Six Twentieth-Century Writers

by J. Hillis Miller

Passages from six twentieth century authors: Joseph Conrad, W.B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams

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