English Grammar for Students of Japanese

Author: Mutsuko Endo Hudson
Publisher: The Olivia and Hill Press
ISBN: 0934034168
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explains the basic terminology and concepts of English grammar, focusing on material which will most benefit students of Japanese.

Basic Japanese

Author: Samuel E. Martin
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462919286
Format: PDF
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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.

Japanese Vocabulary Cards

Author: Visual Education
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781556370922
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents the fundamental vocabulary essential to the study of the Japanese language. English translation on reverse side of cards.

Japanese For Dummies

Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118130715
Format: PDF
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Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato introduces the essentials of Japanese grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the Japanese language, before showing you Japanese in action. You'll also discover social customs, formalities, andmanners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Includes vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations.

Japan Ease Grammar

Author: Tiffany Pierson
Publisher: International Solutions Product Development
ISBN: 0986059102
Format: PDF
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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!

Learn Japanese from Some Guy Quickly and Easily Master Beginner and Intermediate Level Japanese Grammar

Author: Jeremy Rasmussen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692574980
Format: PDF, ePub
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Have you always wanted to learn how to speak, read and write Japanese? Well then, this is the perfect textbook for you! Hello, my name is Jeremy Rasmussen and I am just some guy. I wrote this Japanese grammar textbook for those who have an interest in learning the Japanese language, but may have found it a tad bit overwhelming at first. Being a student of the language myself, this book was written from the perspective of someone who had to personally struggle with the new linguistical concepts and ideas, allowing me to make the learning process much more streamlined for the native English speaking student. Inside this book you will find... Over 400 pages with color-coded example sentences Example sentences written in both Japanese and the Roman alphabet English translations for all example sentences Eighty -Some guy's pro tips, - which offer useful or interesting cultural information about Japanese or Japan as a country Chapter summaries to help reinforce what was learned Practice problems with answer keys to check your understanding of the material Who is this book for? Written with both the beginner and intermediate student in mind, this book is perfect for those who are just starting out, or for those who already have some working knowledge of the language and want to solidify what they may already know (while possibly learning a few new things along the way!). This book covers mainly JLPT level 5 and JLPT level 4 material, but sprinkled throughout, you will also some find some JLPT level 3 structures as well. -But Jeremy, you're just some guy...- When I first told people that I wanted to write a Japanese grammar textbook, the most common response was, -But you're not even Japanese. You're just some guy who learned Japanese...- And my response to them was always -That's right! I am just some guy. But so what?- The reality is that being a non-native Japanese speaker gives me a better understanding of the difficulties a native English speaker might face and how to better explain the grammatical details of the language more clearly and succinctly than a non-native English speaking person could. I, too, was once a beginner of the Japanese language and have definitely dealt with the frustrations it can bring. That's why I have done my best to provide what I feel are essential beginner/intermediate level grammar structures with simple, easy to understand explanations that will make the rest of your Japanese studying career much less stressful. As a child I always dreamed of being able to play my favorite games in Japanese, or watch and understand my favorite anime. Through a lot of hard work and effort I was finally able to make my dream a reality, and I sincerely hope that I will be able to impart on to you what I picked up along my Japanese learning adventure to help you accomplish your dreams as well.

Japanese for Healthcare Professionals

Author: Shigeru Osuka
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462910580
Format: PDF, ePub
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The only book of its kind in English, Japanese for Healthcare Professionals is a proficiency-based conversation textbook offering a complete Japanese language course that teaches Japanese grammar along with the vocabulary of medical care. With nearly three million Japanese tourists visiting the United States last year, and another five hundred thousand expatriates residing in the US and other English-speaking countries, it is inevitable that many Japanese speakers find themselves in need of healthcare but unable to communicate. Important highlights of this book are: Accompanying MP3 Audio Disc. No prior knowledge of Japanese necessary. For all professionals seeking to communicate in healthcare situations. Includes an English–Japanese dictionary of medical terms, a glossary of common complaints, and a sample bilingual medical questionnaire. Japanese for Healthcare Professionals offers a complete language course for classroom study or independent learners that teaches Japanese grammar along with the medical Japanese vocabulary. The chapters cover every step of a patient's interaction with care providers, from appointments and admissions to the physical examination, symptoms and illnesses, diagnosis, treatment, instructions to the patient, discharge, and follow–up. Chapters are devoted to the major branches of medicine as well as dentistry and to the corresponding bodily systems. There are also chapters on anatomy, infection and disease, and visits to the pharmacy. Each chapter follows a natural progression designed to help the learner comprehend the new material and acquire the language as effortlessly as possible. Each includes: basic Japanese vocabulary, a situational dialogue, Japanese grammar points and key Japanese language and culture notes, exercises and practice drills, and a quiz to sharpen comprehension. The culture and language notes seek to help the provider understand better a Japanese patient's cultural framework and patterns of belief, as well as the "un-traslatable" meaning conveyed by certain idioms. The accompanying MP3 audio disc tries ties in core parts of each chapter, allowing learners to practice their spoken language skills outside a classroom setting. The book also includes thirty illustrations to help with vocabulary acquisition, a pronunciation guide, an English–Japanese dictionary of medical terms, a glossary of Japanese expressions for common complaints, a sample bilingual medical questionnaire, and answers to the quizzes. Emphasizing the learner's practical use of the Japanese language for healthcare settings and the importance of culture in understanding, Japanese for Healthcare Professionals reflects the national standards in foreign–language education set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign languages (ACTFL).