The Handbook of Japanese Verbs

Author: Taeko Kamiya

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364841

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

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From the very earliest stages of study until far into the intermediate level, students of the Japanese language are continually scratching their heads over the usage of verbs. It is no wonder that they should feel the need for a solid reference book, one they can continually turn to throughout their studying careers.The Handbook of Japanese Verbsis just that book. The Introduction takes the first step toward comprehension by pointing out the features of Japanese verbs that stand in contrast to their English counterparts, such as tense, politeness level, auxiliaries, and transitive and intransitive forms. Part 1 shows through tables and concise commentary how Japanese verbs are categorized, conjugated, and combined with auxiliaries. Each form is followed by a short exercise, reinforcing the points just made. Part 2 takes up the forms described in the first part and shows how they function in full-fledged sentences. Each discussion is followed by examples and exercises, ensuring that the student has understood the forms under discussion. In the appendices, the student is offered a number of look-up methods, including an English-Japanese verb dictionary. This completes the apparatus necessary for a solid handbook on Japanese verbs, a book students can rely on for many years to come.
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The Handbook of Japanese Adjectives and Adverbs

Author: Taeko Kamiya

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364162

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 326

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For any beginner of Japanese, adjectives and adverbs are bound to present a challenge. Unlike English adjectives, Japanese ones conjugate, meaning that you must memorize their various forms before being able to build sentences of any complexity. Adverbs do not conjugate, but make use of particles to show their grammatical relationship to other words, and some have very subtle shades of meaning that are difficult to grasp. Moreover, many do not translate into adverbs in English. The role these parts of speech play in adding flavor to the Japanese language is invaluable. This handy reference manual introduces the basic (and basics of) adjectives and adverbs in a clear and sensible way, enabling students not only to speak Japanese but to do it with pizzazz. The book is divided roughly in half, the first half dealing with adjectives, the second with adverbs. Each is prefaced by a short introduction that serves as an overview of the material introduced. The section on adjectives is divided into two parts: Part 1 covers the conjugations of i- and na-adjectives and some basic auxiliary adjectives, and Part 2 presents common sentence patterns in which adjectives appear. The adverb section is arranged by topic. Among the types of adverbs explained here are those used to express time, quantity, degree, circumstance, and natural sounds or actions (the ubiquitous onomatopoeic adverbs). Each entry in this book is given a simple, concise English explanation and two or more example sentences to illustrate its usage. Exercises every few pages enable students to measure their understanding. Finally, a number of quick-reference lists in the appendixes provide a convenient means of recalling and building vocabulary. Together with its sister publication,The Handbook of Japanese Verbs, this unique manual is certain to provide years of friendly guidance.
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All About Particles

A Handbook of Japanese Function Words

Author: Naoko Chino

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 4770050127

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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Students of Japanese are familiar with the term "particle," and realize that they, like English prepositions, require a special effort to master. This handbook provides all the information one would need on these tricky units of grammar. All About Particles covers more than 70 particles those that are used regularly as well as those used less frequently in more than 200 uses. The book can be approached as a guiding textbook and studied from beginning to end. It is as a reference book, however, that All About Particles shines. It is light and easy to carry, slim enough to fit into the corner of a shoulder bag, and concise enough to quickly clarify particle-related questions. It is a priceless tool for any serious student of Japanese. In its previous incarnation as a part of the Power Japanese Series, ISBN 978-0-87011-954-5, and sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide.
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英文版日本語文型ハンドブック

Author: 神谷妙子

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770029836

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 311

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Chapters are organised by communicative function. Each presents several Japanese sentence patterns side-by-side with English equivalents (in the form of simple example sentences). The English equivalents are meant to give the English-speaking learner a clear idea of how the Japanese sentence pattern is actually used. Following each Japanese pattern and English equivalent is an explanation of the Japanese grammar, which gives the reader the necessary information to generate sentences using the pattern introduced. Example sentences in English and Japanese follow. There is also a
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A Dictionary of Japanese Particles

Author: Sue A. Kawashima

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN: 9781568365428

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 345

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For English-speaking students of Japanese, particles are perhaps the most difficult aspect of the language to learn. It would be no exaggeration to say that, for most people, they can never be completely mastered. Thus, the study of particles is a lifetime undertaking, and students need a lifelong companion to help them along the way. That companion is A Dictionary of Japanese Particles. Covering over 100 particles in alphabetical order, the dictionary explains the meanings of each (most have more than one) and gives sample sentences for each meaning. Illustrations are provided where necessary for clarification. There are also exercises at the back of the book for those who wish to test their knowledge of particle usage. Appendices and endpaper charts are provided for easy access. A Dictionary of Japanese Particles is an essential reference work, meant to be used over the years as students continue to confront puzzling particles.
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Modern Japanese Vocabulary

A Guide for 21st Century Students

Author: Edward Trimnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974833033

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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A modern vocabulary guide for the serious student of Japanese, this volume contains 21st century vocabulary. There is thorough coverage of contemporary topics like the Internet, the post-Soviet national divisions of Europe, and the environment. The guide also inlcudes a number of special topics not ordinarily contained in vocabulary books, such as Japanese homonyms, Sino-Japanese verbs, prefixes, and suffixes. All pronunciation keys are in hiragana and/or katakana.
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日本語の動詞

Author: 茅野直子

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770027658

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 179

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A reference to the use and function of Japanese verbs for students of all levels. It has been categorized in a variety of ways so as to render verb conjugations, functions and meanings clear to all levels of ability. It offers examples of use in English, romanized and full Japanese script. A reference to the use and function of Japanese verbs for students of all levels. It has been categorized in a variety of ways so as to render verb conjugations, functions and meanings clear to all levels of ability. It offers examples of use in English, romanized and full Japanese script,
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Japan-Ease Grammar

Conjugation Charts for Verbs, Adjectives, and Copulas

Author: Tiffany Pierson

Publisher: International Solutions Product Development

ISBN: 0986059102

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 126

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Japan-Ease Grammar makes learning Japanese grammar easy! Unlike other Japanese grammar texts, Japan-Ease Grammar provides an alternative Japanese learning method to less efficient standard methods. While many students tediously memorize the conjugations of individual verbs and adjectives, readers of Japan-Ease Grammar utilize simple conjugation formulas that save time and frustration! This innovative learning system displays conjugation formulas in charts for quick reference. In addition to verb, adjective, and copula conjugations, the book explains particles and sentence structures. Japan-Ease Grammar encompasses basic, intermediate, and advanced grammar, yet requires as prerequisite Japanese language knowledge only the ability to read hiragana and katakana characters!
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The Handbook of Japanese Verbs (Hattori Publishing)

Author: John Redding

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515319405

Category:

Page: 484

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A guide designed to master the most essential verbs of the Japanese language. Containing over 2,800 verbs and 4,100 synonyms, this comprehensive reference book equips learners with the knowledge necessary to live and work in Japanese society. Inside you will find: - 2800 Japanese verbs from basic to beyond the JLPT N1 - Over 4300 English definitions and expressions - 2600 Japanese sentences with English translations - Japanese and Chinese readings over of 1000 unique characters - Japanese - English Dictionary - Japanese Thesaurus with over 4100 synonyms to target verbs - Review sections to test reading ability - An overview section to test ability to recall vocabulary - Verb conjugation charts for quick reference of all tenses - Practice charts to gauge writing ability -Reduce time studying while improving linguistic ability effectively- The Handbook of Japanese Verbs is organized by kanji (traditional Chinese characters) stroke count with priority placed on frequency of exposure. This structure allows learners to understand, read and speak Japanese by applying a systematic approach to reach advanced levels effortlessly. Example sentences provide descriptive scenarios filled with colorful adverbs and adjectives. Synonyms listed next to target verbs help create links between concepts and increase the learner's rhetorical ability at a glance. Furthermore, review sections are included to improve memory retention. With this handbook as a guide, learners will find themselves able to apply their knowledge to an ever-growing number of situations. Download our sample PDF and start learning today! The Handbook of Japanese Verbs (sample excerpts) - https: //goo.gl/JV2P2f For more information, please visit our homepage at www.hattoripublishing.com.
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Fundamentals of Japanese grammar

comprehensive acquisition

Author: Yuki Johnson

Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 399

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This extensive and thorough explanation of crucial Japanese grammar in English is the culmination of years of teaching and research. Informed by the work of eminent linguist Susumu Kuno, Fundamentals of Japanese Grammar is designed for students who have studied basic Japanese grammar and wish to better organize their knowledge and expand it in greater depth and at a higher level. Its organization presents a holistic picture of Japanese grammar for the benefit of learners and is distinctive in that grammar items are reorganized in terms of specific grammatical categories, such as particles, te-form compounds, dictionary-form compounds, stem-form compounds, passive constructions, conditional sentences, and so forth. The author offers a thorough discussion of various pragmatic constraints illustrated with sample sentences, dialogues, and essays that aid in understanding the structure and use of the language from a cultural perspective. Given its comprehensive treatment, this accessible grammar will appeal to anyone involved or interested in the Japanese language. It will be especially effective as a text in courses on Japanese linguistics and pedagogical syntax and a valuable source of Japanese grammar for linguists and educators as well as researchers in Japan-related fields.
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Japanese Verbs

Saying What You Mean

Author: Tim R. Matheson

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 9781426911880

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

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Japanese Verbs: Saying What You Mean is your guide to understanding and successfully speaking real Japanese
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Practice Makes Perfect Basic Japanese

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071808345

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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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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役に立つ話しことば辞典

A Dictionary of Japanese Slang and Colloquialisms

Author: 明彦·米川

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770027733

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 173

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This text presents an easy-to-use student's reference guide to the most common colloquialisms in the Japanese language. All the entries and sample sentences are presented in romanized Japanese, with English word and phrase equivalents. The perfect guide to speaking real Japanese Beyond Polite Japanese offers more than 500 words and phrases for those who want to take a step beyond Japanese textbooks and speak like a native without spending decades in the country. Many of the entries cover traditional slang, while other entries take up 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

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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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Complete Japanese Verb Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915957

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

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The Complete Japanese Verb Guide is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of language learning—verbs. To effectively learn Japanese, a strong knowledge of Japanese grammar and vocabulary is needed. This book will come to the rescue as it shows learners 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. The Complete Japanese Verb Guide 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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A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804820387

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 675

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Master mnemonic aids for all 1,945 joyo kanji.
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A Guide to Japanese Grammar

Author: Mr. Tae Kim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781643540030

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

View: 6045

My guide to Japanese grammar has been helping people learn Japanese as it's really spoken in Japan for many years. If you find yourself frustrated that you can't understand Japanese movies or books despite having taken Japanese classes, then this book is for you. It will help you finally understand those pesky particles and break down grammatical concepts that will allow you to comprehend anything from simple to very complex sentences. You will also learn Japanese that's spoken by real people including casual speech patterns and slang, stuff that's often left out in most textbooks. Don't take my word for it, just check out my website and order this book to have it handy wherever you go.
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The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Course

A Step-by-step Guide to Mastering 2300 Characters

Author: Andrew Scott Conning,Jack Halpern

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568365268

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 719

View: 7229

This is an innovative and highly effective system for learning and remembering kanji, or Sino-Japanese character. It contains all 2,136 common 'joyo' kanji, and 164 useful non-joyo kanji. They are specially arranged to maximise efficiency of acquisition. One of the title's key features is mnemonic devices - orginal stories for each kanji that teaches learners to associate graphical components with images linked to the character's meaning.
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Essential Japanese Grammar

A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Usage: Learn Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively

Author: Masahiro Tanimori,Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910092

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

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Essential Japanese Grammar is an indispensable study guide for students of the Japanese language at all levels. Long the standard in Japanese language education, it provides clear, jargon-free explanations of how Japanese grammar works and offers hundreds of example sentences. It is an essential handbook for self-study or for the classroom and should be a valued resource for years to come. A strong foundation in grammar is vital to those wishing to learn Japanese as a whole. Essential Japanese Grammar presents a number of unique features. First, grammatical terminology has been kept to a minimum so that extensive prior knowledge of grammar is not required. Second, abundant example sentences written in Japanese characters (kana and kanji) followed by romanji and English translations. Third, the authors have tried to reveal aspects of grammar that may not be found in comparable grammar books such as rare Japanese verbs, adjectival nouns, clauses adverbs, etc. This Japanese grammar book contains: parts of speech. sentence constructions. conjugations forms. speech styles and tones. accentuation rules. essential words and functional elements. an appendix for referencing and cross-referencing Japanese words.
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