There are about 2000 kanji needed to be literate in Japan. But in reality, knowing just a couple hundred will allow you to read most anything with the aid of a dictionary. Very few foreigners have mastered kanji. Could you be one of them?
A TJP Original Beginning Japanese Reader with Audio
While on an intergalactic spy mission, Frank the alien loses control of his spaceship and plummets to Earth; Fukui, Japan to be precise. Lacking Essential repair materials, Frank must learn the earthlings language and find earth equivalents of the materials needed to repair his ship.
Japanese does not have an entirely consistent pattern for speaking about units of calendar time: days, weeks, months, and the like. For example, “last week” is sen-shu ; “last year” is kyo-nen . However, when written, many concepts are represented by the same kanji . For this reason, this article has been organized into conceptual units so that these basic connections between the spoken and written language can be understood.