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Ultimate Vocabulary Lessons for top 1110 Kanji

Postby nukemarine » Wed 07.29.2009 1:19 pm

I think the following links should prove useful to anyone serious about literacy in Japanese. The first two links are workbooks for CosCom's outstanding "Kanji.Odyssey.2001" series.

CosCom Free Workbook for Books One and Two
http://www.coscom.co.jp/japanesekanji/k ... book1.html
http://www.coscom.co.jp/japanesekanji/k ... book2.html

The next links are word lists made on Smart.fm from the vocabulary order of CosCom's Kanji.Odyssey books. Learn the vocabulary below then complete the appropriate pages of the workbooks above.

Compiled 001 - 090 : http://smart.fm/lists/47378
Compiled 091 - 180 : http://smart.fm/lists/50582
Compiled 181 - 270 : http://smart.fm/lists/55224
Compiled 271 - 360 : http://smart.fm/lists/55227
Compiled 361 - 450 : http://smart.fm/lists/70065
Compiled 451 - 540 : http://smart.fm/lists/71776
Compiled 541 - 630 : http://smart.fm/lists/93690
Compiled 631 - 720 : http://smart.fm/lists/93693
Compiled 721 - 810 : http://smart.fm/lists/93835
Compiled 811 - 900 : http://smart.fm/lists/114630
Compiled 901 - 990 : http://smart.fm/lists/116256
Compiled 991 - 1110 : http://smart.fm/lists/116266

All told, this is about 400 hours worth of study material organized in a very intuitive order.
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Re: Ultimate Vocubalary Lessons for top 1110 Kanji

Postby phreadom » Wed 07.29.2009 1:36 pm

I believe you meant;
http://www.coscom.co.jp/japanesekanji/k ... book1.html
http://www.coscom.co.jp/japanesekanji/k ... book2.html

Your links are broken. It appears that you probably posted this same post somewhere else and then just copy/pasted the truncated links from that post. ;)
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Re: Ultimate Vocubalary Lessons for top 1110 Kanji

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 07.29.2009 1:59 pm

Those look pretty good. It looks like they are supplements to something else, where is the source book? I couldn't find any information on the "main" book on that site. Those pdfs are missing things like the readings of the kanji, so I assume those are found elsewhere.
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Re: Ultimate Vocabulary Lessons for top 1110 Kanji

Postby nukemarine » Wed 07.29.2009 3:00 pm

Phreadom, thanks. I corrected the post (and the title :oops: )

Yudan, the workbooks are supplements for the two "2001.Kanji.Odyssey" books which sell for about 20 dollars each. The books cover meanings, pronunciation, vocabulary, and provide up to three example sentences for the Kanji and it's vocabulary. In addition, the Kanji are organized thematically in groups of five and in increasing order of usefulness.

I definitely recommend the main books, however the links above for the Smart.fm lists follow the same path as the CosCom books which the workbooks can then supplement. The benefit with Smart.fm are the sentences used for examples are shorter, most have professionally read recordings, and many have photos attached for further clarity.

Here's the link for the main books: http://www.coscom.co.jp/ebook/e-2001kanji.html
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Re: Ultimate Vocabulary Lessons for top 1110 Kanji

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 07.29.2009 3:03 pm

Yeah, that looks like a really good set of books. I think you would have to use a "normal" textbook in addition to that for the grammar, but as far as kanji/reading goes I like the looks of those.
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Re: Ultimate Vocabulary Lessons for top 1110 Kanji

Postby wccrawford » Wed 07.29.2009 6:17 pm

I bought the CD for 2001KO and helped make the lists above. I've been studying from them and I definitely saw an immediate improvement in my ability to read. (I'm pretty bad at it to start with, though, so YMMV.)
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Re: Ultimate Vocabulary Lessons for top 1110 Kanji

Postby nukemarine » Thu 07.30.2009 5:03 am

Yudan Taiteki wrote:Yeah, that looks like a really good set of books. I think you would have to use a "normal" textbook in addition to that for the grammar, but as far as kanji/reading goes I like the looks of those.


Oh, no doubt. Yes, these are meant for Vocabulary so the grammar concepts are kept simple, however you may want to have some decent grammar concepts down pat before trying KO2001. The sentences are simple, but more in the JLPT 3 level of grammar at times.

Like if you tried using Kanzen Master or some other grammar book, the vocabulary would likely be simple to help get the grammar points across.

I will add that a number of people on the Reviewing the Kanji forums have completed KO2001 book 1 (and some book 2) by using the sentences in Anki. Each have had great things to say about the vast improvement on their reading comprehension. Those that are using the list generated Smart.fm are reporting similar success and benefits. I went the Core 2000 and 6000 route, but seeing the vocabulary is similar (just organized differently) can concur these are great to increase your reading ability.
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Re: Ultimate Vocabulary Lessons for top 1110 Kanji

Postby スーゼン » Tue 09.08.2009 4:24 am

wow, nukemarine, thanks so much for clueing me in on this valuable site! I've been working on the 1st worksheet this morning and I plan on looking at the listening comprehension exercises too.

Is it just me or did anyone notice a couple of mistakes on the last page "Answers" :?:

A.4 八月十五日 the correct answer is supposed to read はちがつじゅうごにち and not はちがついつか 

(and here apples suddenly went down in price when I got to the answers,)
D.1 百五十円 のりんご  the correct answer is  ひゃくごじゅうえん りんご and not にひゃくえんの りんご

Those answers seemed wrong to me, but lord knows I'm not the best with Japanese numbers (hey, that's why I'm doin' these) :wink:

I think these worksheets are great and I plan to continue working on them!
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