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In the famicom/NES era, kanji was not available, and many games used some spaces between phrases. Spaces are usually inserted before nouns and verbs, but not before particles. With the aid of spaces Japanese adults can understand kana-only sentences easily, just like in English. Actually native speakers can even read this broken kana-only passage very ...


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If you work through a textbook, the vocabulary you need should be built up from the ground. Once you know some sentence structure, this should be enough to figure out word boundaries in elementary picture books, which allows you to look up words in any dictionary. Some books for pre-school children actually do put spaces between words for better ...


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I agree with EarthliƋ's answer, particularly about looking for books with spaces between words, but I'd like to add a few more thoughts and point out some specific issues. There are different levels books aimed for very young children. First there are baby books, for children who are just learning words. These will usually just have one or two words with ...



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