Japanese for Busy People I

The Workbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770030344

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 117

View: 4340

Japanese For Busy People Workbook is a Kodansha International publication.

Basic Japanese

A Grammar and Workbook

Author: Shoko Hamano,Takae Tsujioka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136956239

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 7503

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.

Easy Kana Workbook: Basic Practice in Hiragana and Katakana for Japanese Language Students

Author: Rita Lampkin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780844285320

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 99

View: 1913

This practical workbook is for all students of Japanese who want to learn the basic phonetic writing systems in use by the Japanese. This workbook is a self contained course, which can be used both for independent study or in the classroom. It can also serve as an ideal supplement to any basic conversation course in Japanese.

Japanese

A Comprehensive Grammar

Author: Stefan Kaiser,Yasuko Ichikawa,Noriko Kobayashi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041568739X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 698

View: 5055

"Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Japanese grammar. Accessible and systematic, it explores the complexities of the language thoroughly, filling many gaps left by other textbooks. Clear grammar points are put in context using examples from a range of Japanese media. The emphasis is firmly on contemporary Japanese as spoken and written by native speakers. Key features of the book include: coverage of colloquial and standard Japanese ; extensive cross-referencing ; detailed index of Japanese and English terms ; up-to-date real examples of current usage ; greater emphasis on structures that learners find particularly confusing ; glossary of linguistic terms. Written by experts in their fields, Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar will prove a lasting and reliable resource for all learners of Japanese."--Publisher's website.

Japanese for Busy People

II

Author: Association for Japanese-Language Teaching

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770020512

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 278

View: 5716

Aims to guide readers to a fluent use of Japanese language. Placing emphasisn language as spoken between educated adults, the integrated approach of theourse increases speed of comprehension. This kana version teaches the basicanguage skills needed to function in a professional environment.

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: 6548

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.

Japanese for Busy People II

The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition 1 CD Attached

Author: Ajalt

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364025

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 5085

A workbook designed to meet the needs of students who have studied Japanese but cannot yet speak it comfortably. The lessons and short dialogues in this workbook are intended to make you more comfortable with speaking Japanese. The workbook is meant to be used in conjunction with the revised, third edition of "Japanese for Busy People II" and many of the lessons and exercises are drawn from that work.

Japanese for Busy People

I

Author: AJALT

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568363844

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 269

View: 428

Includes a unit structure whereby thematically linked lessons are grouped together to make learning Japanese easier and expanded exercises that go beyond substitution drills and get students speaking Japanese right away. There are also over 340 illustrations to make the learning process more fun and memorable.

Breaking Into Japanese Literature

Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text

Author: Giles Murray

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN: 9781568365893

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 8331

Reading great books in the original should be the culmination of language study, but reading Japanese literature unassisted is a daunting task that can defeat even the most able of students. Breaking into Japanese Literature is specially designed to help you bypass all the frustration and actually enjoy classics of Japanese literature. Breaking into Japanese Literature features seven graded stories covering a variety of genres: whether it's the spellbinding surrealism of Natsume Soseki's Ten Nights of Dreams, the humor of Akutagawa Ryunosuke's fable of temple life ("The Nose"), or the excitement of his historic thrillers ("In a Grove" and "Rashomon"), you are sure to find a story that appeals to you in this collection. The unique layout -- with the original Japanese story in large print, an easy-to-follow English translation and a custom dictionary -- was created for maximum clarity and ease of use. There's no need to spend time consulting reference books when everything you need to know is right there in front of your nose. To make Japanese literature fun, Breaking into Japanese Literature also has some unique extra features: mini-biographies to tell you about the authors' lives and works, individual story prefaces to alert you to related works of literature or film, and original illustrations to fire your imagination. Best of all, MP3 sound files of all the stories have been made available for FREE on the Internet. Breaking into Japanese Literature provides all the backup you need to break through to a new and undiscovered world -- the world of great Japanese fiction. All the hard work has been taken care of so you can enjoy the pleasures of the mind. Why not take advantage? Learn * 50% of all common-use kanji covered * Kanji entry numbers given for follow-up study * Japanese + English translation + custom dictionary on the same page * Every single kanji word explained Listen * Free download of sound files from the Net Look * Original atmospheric illustrations Link * Original stories for Kurosawa's Rashomon and Dreams All the stories in this book are available on the Internet as MP3 sound files read by professional Japanese actors. For students who want to consolidate their understanding of kanji, the entry numbers for any of the 2,230 characters in The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary have been provided when those characters feature in Breaking into Japanese Literature. This makes cross-referencing a matter of seconds.

Japanese for Young People I

Kana Workbook

Author: AJALT,Assocation for Japanese Language Teaching

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364247

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 9281

A comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adults in English-speaking countries -- from The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), developers of the renowned Japanese for Busy People series. Japanese for Young People is a three-level series designed for junior high and high school students, with an optional starter level for elementary students. With an emphasis on the coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this program builds upon the basics of Japanese grammar through the use of key sentences, dialogues, exercises, and entertaining activities. Exposure to spoken Japanese is facilitated by three compact discs. This Kana Workbook -- a fully integrated component of the Japanese for Young People series -- is for young students who want to learn the two native phonetic scripts, hiragana and katakana. Its unique and proven approach, which is based on a solid foundation of writing drills and optional CDs, teaches the pronunciation and configuration of the kana characters in tandem. With numerous illustrations, a combination of traditional reading and writing drills, and an entertaining selection of crossword puzzles and word searches, Japanese for Young People I: Kana Workbook is the perfect guide for young learners encountering Japanese for the first time.

All About Particles

A Handbook of Japanese Function Words

Author: Naoko Chino

Publisher: Kodansha USA

ISBN: 4770050127

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 4956

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.

Japanese Vocabulary

Author: Carol Akiyama,Nobuo Akiyama

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764139734

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 353

View: 8427

This pocket-size book lists approximately 6,000 words in English with translations into Japanese. Words are divided into several different categories and listed alphabetically within each category. Categories include greetings, numbers, measurements, moods and emotions, driving situations, travel situations, sports, foods, shopping, phoning, and many others. All titles in Barron's foreign language Vocabulary Series include pronunciation guides and a bilingual and alphabetical quick Wordfinder section. Barron's Vocabulary books are useful students' classroom supplements as well as handy travelers' aids.

Complete Japanese Verb Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915957

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 5702

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 .

Kodansha's Katakana Workbook

A Step-By-Step Approach to Basic Japanese Writing

Author: Anne Matsumoto Stewart

Publisher: Kodansha

ISBN: 9781568364773

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 5623

This companion volume teaches the basics of katakana, the script for writing loanwords borrowed from English and other languages. The book introduces the characters not in the traditional a-i-u-e-o order, but in a radical new one that allows students to sound out words from the very first page. As in the Hiragana Workbook, one page each is devoted to the 46 basic characters, which are then used to form actual, everyday words, enabling the student to build his or her vocabulary from the very beginning. The Katakana Workbook also features exercises, flashcards, games and free audio downloads.

The Joy of the Gospel

Evangelii Gaudium

Author: Pope Francis

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0553419544

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6999

The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

Japanese Kana from Zero!

Author: George Trombley,Yukari Takenaka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989654593

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 222

View: 3865

The lessons and techniques used in this book have been taught successfully for over fifteen years in classrooms throughout the world. Japanese Kana From Zero! is perfect for current students learning to read and write Japanese hiragana and katakana.

Kana Flashcards

Learn and Remember Kana in a Flash With Visual and Verbal Mnemonics

Author: Max Hodges,Tomoko Okazaki,Michael Rowley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780974869438

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 100

View: 3058

Each of our Kana Flashcards includes a memorable verbal and visual mnemonic, provided by award-winning illustrator Michael Rowley. Along with stroke-order diagrams and hundreds of vocabulary building example words, Kana Flashcards is sure to become the most desirable product on the market for kana learners.Each stroke-order-diagram includes arrows to indicate stroke direction. Each example word is written in kana on the card front with the English reading and definition on the flipside.Along with the Audio Companion (sold separately), these cards include all the information you need to recognize and remember, to read and write, and to pronounce hiragana and katakana in no time at all.-Master hiragana and katakana with visual and verbal mnemonics.-Learn 450 basic Japanese words.-Includes stroke-by-stroke diagrams.Varnished cards with rounded corners. Boxed with plastic tray and shrink-wrapped.

Read ; Speak Korean for Beginners (Book W/Audio CD)

The Easiest Way to Communicate Right Away!

Author: Sunjeong Shin,Leila Gaafar

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071544402

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 4320

Korean Basics Made Easy--and Fun! Studying Korean is intimidating. Not only do you face the usual challenges of learning a new language--vocabulary, grammar, verb tenses--but you also have to learn a non-Roman alphabet. To help you master the language, Read & Speak Korean for Beginners entertains you while you learn, lessening the anxiety of a new script and increasing your confidence in your language skills. This program teaches you basic vocabulary and explains sentence structures for eight key areas of everyday life--introducing yourself, saying where you're from, asking what things are, asking where things are located, describing objects and people, asking how to get around, talking about your family, and describing what you do. The accompanying CD features all the key words and phrases so you can hear how they are pronounced and repeat them after the speaker. Inside you will find: Clear explanations of how to use basic phrases in everyday conversations Entertaining activities, games, and puzzles with which to check your progress Illustrated flash cards to help you memorize key phrases Listening exercises and audio games on the CD to further reinforce your comprehension

The Handbook of Japanese Adjectives and Adverbs

Author: Taeko Kamiya

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364162

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 326

View: 6485

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.