do you have any suggestions on the best workbooks that can help in learning, writing, and talking in Japanese? more the one book is fine, thank you :)
Books & Links to guide your journey in learning Japanese language!
Note: Each set of books is for specific purpose.As a tip, it’s better to focus on one skill at a time. It’s recommended to work on grammar before focusing on learning kanji. With that in mind, here we go!:
What is this weird character 々 and how do you read it?
When you’re learning Japanese for a while, you may stumble at this
unknown character. “What is this 々 character here?”
You may think of it
as a katakana at first since the similarity to マ or タ, but no, it’s not
a katakana. It’s a kanji and the way you read it is not important. Why?
Because you don’t read it, that’s why !
This 々 character has a lot of confusing and complex name which you
don’t need to know about. You only need to know that this 々 kanji
character marks repetition of the kanji before it. Yes, basically this 々
kanji is a repetition marker!
When you see 々 partnered up with another kanji, you must repeat the
kanji before it. But there’s a catch to it. Remember the list of
hiragana with quote or dot such as ひ び ぴ ? Some word, when repeated,
will have a change of sound. There are no specific formula though, so
you just need to memorize the sound change.
Some word doesn’t change such as these below:
段々 dandan: gradually
中々 nakanaka: very
色々 iroiro: various
Some word changes such as these below and you just need to memorize them:
日々 hibi: days, everyday
人々 hitobito: people
時々 tokidoki: sometimes
So why we don’t just repeat the kanji itself? Maybe because it’s simpler this way? Well anyway, now you know how to read this thing when you see it and
that’s the only thing that matter!