Basic Japanese

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Shoko Hamano,Takae Tsujioka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136956239

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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Basic Japanese: A Grammar and Workbook comprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. This book presents 25 individual grammar points, covering the core material which students would expect to encounter in their first year of learning Japanese. Divided into two parts, the first part outlines fundamental components of Japanese including the writing system, pronunciation, word order, particles and conjugation patterns, while the second part builds on this foundation by introducing basic grammatical patterns organised by the task they achieve. Grammar points are followed by contextualised examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Key features include: clear, accessible format many useful language examples transliteration of all examples jargon-free explanations of grammar abundant exercises with full answer key subject index. Basic Japanese is suitable both for class use and independent study making it an ideal grammar reference and practice resource for both beginners and students with some knowledge of the language.
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Practice Makes Perfect Basic Japanese

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071808345

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 6451

Learn the Japanese you need. Gain the language skills you want. Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Japanese is your trusted companion to your Japanese learning experience. Each chapter focuses on key grammar concepts and essential vocabulary, which are accompanied by helpful, clear examples. With these fundamentals under your belt, you will learn to communicate in authentic Japanese--how to meet new people, engage in small talk, make suggestions and requests, express ideas, and more. You will, of course, get plenty of practice, practice, practice using your new skills. Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Japanese class, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Japanese will help you build your confidence in communicating in this complex language. Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Japanese includes: Everyday Japanese presented in both Japanese characters (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) and phonetic translation High-frequency vocabulary Grammar basics An introduction to Japanese pronunciation and writing systems Hundreds of exercises in a variety of formats for whatever your learning style
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A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns

Author: Naoko Chino

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568365107

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 5497

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns is a fundamental learning tool for all students of the Japanese language, whether they be unblemished beginners or scarred veterans. With both types of struggling student, as well as for all the gradations that fall in between, there is a strong tendency, in the heat of battle, to lose sight of the essential nature of the Japanese sentence. It is for just such people that this dictionary has been created, to help them keep their eyes fixed firmly on the target and not be led astray. The dictionary contains fifty of the most fundamental Japanese sentence patterns as well as sixty-nine variations. This number covers all the patterns that are needed for levels 3 and 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Each pattern and variation is clearly defined by a formula given in Japanese, romanization, and English. Each is exemplified by sample sentences (both in single sentences and in dialogues), and each is represented in both polite and informal usage. By means of this approach, the essential nature of the Japanese sentence is clarified, and once that has been done, the many patterns and variations fall easily into place. The simple, undisguised truth is that there are only three types of sentence in Japanese, and all of the convolutions and complications that distract and bemuse the student are nothing more than modifications of these three fundamental types. The study of the Japanese sentence need not be as difficult as it is seems. A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns may be used as a reference book to look up individual patterns for the purpose of learning, confirming, or reapproaching them, or it may be used as a textbook to be read from beginning to end, providing an overview of the Japanese sentence while buttressing the student's grasp of individual patterns. Naoko Chino, the author of the best-selling All about Particles and Japanese Verbs at a Glance, has again presented one of the more forbidding aspects of the language in a way that is both approachable and eminently comprehensible. Main Features - Fifty of the Most Common Basic Patterns - Sixty-nine Variations of the Basic Patterns - Formulas Delineating Basic Pattern Structure - Definitions of Terms Used in the Formulas - Polite Example Sentences and Dialogues - Informal Example Sentences and Dialogues - Commentary on Individual Usages - All the Basic Patterns Needed for Levels 3 & 4 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
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Four Hours to Basic Japanese

Author: George Ohsawa

Publisher: George Ohsawa Macrobiotic

ISBN: 0918860067

Category: Japanese language

Page: 56

View: 2253

A short, practical, and unique guide to learning basic Japanese language.
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Basic Japanese Conversation Dictionary

Author: Samuel E. Martin

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805309094

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 7223

This is a travel sized, concise Japanese to English and English to Japanese dictionary Concise practical and reliable, the Basic Japanese Conversation Dictionary provides the student, tourist and businessman with a useful key to the modern colloquial language. It includes: Over 6,000 of the most commonly used Japanese and English words. Listings of the colloquial forms of Japanese words—the forms you most often encounter in daily conversation. Entries are given in romanized form as well in Japanese script. Includes writing charts for the various Japanese syllabaries.
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Basic Japanese

Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Fully Revised & Expanded with Manga, Audio Download & a Dictionary)

Author: Samuel E. Martin,Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919286

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 7657

An introduction to Japanese through authentic, commonly-used sentences. This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or self-study. It adopts a very different approach from other Japanese language books—teaching you the underlying sentence structures and patterns of Japanese along with essential vocabulary and phrases so you can attain basic fluency quickly. The emphasis is on acquiring a working knowledge of simple, everyday Japanese sentences. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the way Japanese is spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added to each dialogue along with the latest jargon for the internet, social media, cellphones, and IT, and a bidirectional dictionary is included at the back. Each self-contained lesson presents a simple four-step method: Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with a few simple sentences. Essential vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the downloadable audiok. Step 2: Communication Notes: A detailed discussion of each sentence follows to assist you in understanding the underlying structure and how to form new sentences based on the same pattern. Step 3: Everyday Conversations: Authentic dialogues with manga illustrations and native-speaker recordings show you how people communicate naturally in Japan today through simple, everyday interactions. Step 4: Exercises: Several sets of easy exercises help reinforce your understanding of the key points presented in the lesson and review what you have learned so you can move on to the next lesson.
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Let's Learn Hiragana

First Book of Basic Japanese Writing

Author: Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568363899

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 71

View: 3953

There are three types of Japanese script-katakana, hiragana, and kanji. It is possible to read Japanese knowing only a limited number of kanji, but it is not possible with only a limited number of katakana or hiragana-one must know all of them. Let's Learn Hiragana, and its companion volume Let's Learn Katakana, is a textbook that introduces the learner to the basics of one of these fundamental Japanese scripts. Being a workbook, it contains all the exercises that allow the student to master hiragana by the time the book has been finished. Let's Learn Hiragana is a classic in the field, and the huge number of students that have used it successfully is a sign of its preeminence as a self-study guide.
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Basic Japanese Grammar

Author: Everett F. Bleiler,エヴェレット・F. ブレイラー

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805311431

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 8929

Basic Japanese Grammar is a refreshingly clear, simple and compact guide to colloquial, everyday Japanese. It teaches all the grammar needed to speak and understand simple spoken Japanese, but leaves aside the baggage of unnecessary or rarely used forms and constructions that are more important for written Japanese. Covering only what is essential, it provides an efficient way for learners who have limited time to gain basic proficiency and begin to communicate naturally with Japanese speakers.
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The Most Basic Japanese - All You Need to Know to Get by

Author: James McGlasson

Publisher: Santos and McGlasson Media Limited

ISBN: 9780992634315

Category:

Page: 102

View: 9584

The Most Basic Japanese teaches all the language you need to survive, enabling you to learn everything you need simply and effortlessly. Master The Basics: This book gives you all of the grammar and phrases you need to get by in the country, and is presented in a simple way. With this book, you will already have picked up a great deal of the language and grammar, be able to make basic conversation converse with the locals and build your own sentences and phrases with the language given. Simple Structure to Learn the Basic Language: The book is structured in a way that you can work through the chapters, to pick up the basic language and grammar rules. It begins with the very simple (10 most useful phrases for a newcomer), then builds on this in easy stages, including sentence structure, pronouns, verbs, nouns, adjectives and more, to give you the language and tools needed to get to grips with speaking Basic Japanese. Basic Conversation: The Most Basic Japanese also includes the most common Basic Conversation Questions and how to answer them so you can begin speaking to people you have just met. Phrases for Various Situations: You will find the book an invaluable tool to keep with you for its simple presentation of the Language and Phrases needed for various situations: - In a Taxi - In a Restaurant - In a Bar - In a Shop Good luck and safe travels! NB. Similar books are also available for Chinese, Vietnamese & Lithuanian: If relevant to you, you can look for: "The Most Basic (language) - All You Need to Know to Get By."
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Basic Japanese Kanji Volume 1

(JLPT Level N5) High-Frequency Kanji at your Command!

Author: Timothy G. Stout,Kaori Hakone

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914527

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 6828

This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Japanese characters. Basic Japanese Kanji, Volume 1 is your introduction to the first 205 of the 410 core characters in Japanese (plus 18 additional kanji that serve as building blocks). These kanji are the most frequently used in newspapers, conversations and the top college-level beginning Japanese textbooks. Using a focused combination of proven traditional methods and unique new methods, this book will help independent learners and university or high school students to write, read, speak and use Japanese better. Basic Japanese Kanji makes studying easier by using a combination of proven traditional methods and unique new methods to learn kanji: Clear explanations of the kanji, example compounds, useful vocabulary, and extensive writing practice. Hundreds of readings with comprehension questions similar in format to those on many important national and international Japanese exams. Additional natural and levelûappropriate exercises. Original mnemonics for every kanji. Key features of the downloadable CD content: Interactive software offers exam-quality practice. Gives instant feedback/correction. Extensive kanji exercises. Reading comprehension passages and questions. A set of printable kanji flash cards, for on-the-go practice.
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Basic Japanese Laws

Author: Japan,Hiroshi Oda,Sian Stickings

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198256868

Category: History

Page: 510

View: 6687

The book brings together a translation of the most important Japanese legal codes in the field of commercial law. It includes the Civil Code, which is the core of private law, and the Commercial Code, which covers all aspects of company law. The translation of the Commercial Code is the latest version incorporating the 1995 amendments. Anti-monopoly law, or competition law, is also covered in this volume. This is an invaluable work of reference, for academics and students of comparative law, as well as for practitioners and businessmen.
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英語でつくる基本の和食

Author: 主婦の友社

Publisher: 主婦の友社

ISBN: 4072795453

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 191

View: 1611

This is a recipe application which can teach you make as many as 110 basic Japanese home cooking,including the most popular Japanese meal for non-Japanese like Sushi,Tempura ...and more!This application supports in English and Japanese.You can choose either English or Japanese with just one touch.Classification by ingredient allows you to find the recipe what you want easily.And this application also contains explanation of an annual events in Japan.本アプリは、110もの日本の家庭料理が作れるレシピアプリです。外国人に人気の寿司や天ぷら、他にもたくさんの和食のメニューを掲載しています。日本語、英語の2か国語対応で、ワンタッチで切り替えができます。肉や魚など材料別に分類しており、簡単に作りたいレシピを探せます。また、本アプリは日本の年中行事についても解説しています。
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Basic Japanese Through Comics Part 2

Compilation of the First 24 Basic Japanese Columns from Mangajin Magazine

Author: Mangajin

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780834804531

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 161

View: 7203

Basic Japanese Through Comicsis not intended as a textbook, but rather as an entertaining supplement to a more structured study of Japanese. The 24 "lessons" in this book are a compilation of the Basic Japanese column fromMangajinmagazine; they do not build on each other, so they can be read or studied in any order. Some of the other benefits ofBasic Japanese Through Comicsare: • Uses lifelike situations from authentic Japanese manga, the famous "comics" read by millions of Japanese people of all ages, to explain linguistic and cultural points quickly and memorably. • Language is natural and colloquial, not "textbook Japanese." Politeness levels are clearly indicated to avoid inappropriate use of slang or informal speech. • Beginners will find the concepts and explanations easy to understand, while old pros can add to the depth and breadth of their knowledge of Japanese language and culture. • Educates and entertains—the ideal supplement to learning Japanese from textbooks. • Shows all the nuances of speech such as social context, body language, and situational factors; improves understanding not just of the language, but of the people who speak it.
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Let's Learn Japanese Ebook

64 Basic Japanese Words and Their Uses (Downloadable Audio Included)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918891

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9843

A kid friendly introduction to Japanese! Let's Learn Japanese is an introductory Japanese language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, kanji characters, phrases, and sentences in Japanese in a fun and easy way. 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 way to learn Japanese. It contains: 64 Japanese flash cards Downloadable audio with recordings of songs, games and activities A wall chart showing the main words and phrases at a glance A learning guide for parents and teachers The flash cards present 64 basic words and phrases representing the full range of sounds in Japanese and organized into thematic categories, including: People Colors Animals Food Body Prts Clothing Going Places Also included in this Japanese for kids 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.
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Basic Japanese Language

Author: Shekhar Jayal

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 226

View: 3343

It is a simplified bilingual (English/ Hindi) book of Basic Japanese conversation.
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Kana a Day Practice Pad

Practice basic Japanese hiragana and katakana and learn a year's worth of Japanese letters in just minutes a day.

Author: Richard S. Keirstead

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917453

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 6371

Master hiragana and katakana in just minutes a day with Kana A-Day Practice Pad. Perfect for both beginners studying the Japanese language and those wishing to hone their kana writing skills, this pad introduces one new kana on each sheet, with readings, stroke order, and sample vocabulary words. All hiragana and katakana are included, along with their sound changes and combinations. For easy reference and review, a booklet listing all kana is included.
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600 Basic Japanese Verbs

The Essential Reference Guide: Learn the Japanese Vocabulary and Grammar You Need to Learn Japanese and Master the JLPT

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913369

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 3431

600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar—verbs. This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both Japanese script and romanized form, while giving an accurate English translation for each conjugated form, making this book far more comprehensive than any other book on the subject. Compiled by Japanese language experts at The Hiro Japanese Center, more than 30 different verbal forms are given for each verb including all forms used in contemporary spoken, written, formal and conversational Japanese—making this the ideal reference when reading any sort of Japanese printed materials including manga, newspapers, magazines and books. 600 Basic Japanese Verbs places an expert resource at your fingertips, giving you the information you need to speak, read, and write Japanese sentences correctly. Key features of this book are: Includes all the most useful verbs and Kanji (logographic Chinese characters) in Japanese, including less common ones. A wealth of example sentences are given to demonstrate correct verb usage. Over 30 forms are given for each verb including polite or formal, plain, negative, potential, conditional, passive, causative, and many more. Both Kana, Japanese script, and romanized forms are given for each entry. An ideal study guide for the standard Advanced Placement college test and the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam. Special sections are devoted to compound verbs and suru verbs such as Kaimono suru (to shop), benkyo suru (to study), and much more. .
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600 Basic Japanese Verbs

The Essential Reference Guide: Learn the Japanese Vocabulary and Grammar You Need to Learn Japanese and Master the JLPT

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913369

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 9283

600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar—verbs. This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both Japanese script and romanized form, while giving an accurate English translation for each conjugated form, making this book far more comprehensive than any other book on the subject. Compiled by Japanese language experts at The Hiro Japanese Center, more than 30 different verbal forms are given for each verb including all forms used in contemporary spoken, written, formal and conversational Japanese—making this the ideal reference when reading any sort of Japanese printed materials including manga, newspapers, magazines and books. 600 Basic Japanese Verbs places an expert resource at your fingertips, giving you the information you need to speak, read, and write Japanese sentences correctly. Key features of this book are: Includes all the most useful verbs and Kanji (logographic Chinese characters) in Japanese, including less common ones. A wealth of example sentences are given to demonstrate correct verb usage. Over 30 forms are given for each verb including polite or formal, plain, negative, potential, conditional, passive, causative, and many more. Both Kana, Japanese script, and romanized forms are given for each entry. An ideal study guide for the standard Advanced Placement college test and the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam. Special sections are devoted to compound verbs and suru verbs such as Kaimono suru (to shop), benkyo suru (to study), and much more. .
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