Japanese for Busy People

I

Author: AJALT

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568363844

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 269

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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

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"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.

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.

Japanese for Busy People

II

Author: Association for Japanese-Language Teaching

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770020512

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 278

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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.

Japanese Grammar

Author: Nobuo Akiyama,Carol Akiyama

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764120619

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 241

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A methodical presentation of the elements of Japanese grammar, and usage make this book ideal for both those beginning their language study and those reviewing the Japanese they've already learned. Pronunciation, word order, sentence structure, and parts of speech are reviewed; idiomatic phrases, numbers, days, months, lists of synonyms and antonyms, and verb charts are included.

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

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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 Young People II

Author: Ajalt

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568364599

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 196

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A new and exciting approach to basic Japanese for young adults The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), renowned for its Japanese for Busy People series, has developed a comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adulsts in English-speaking countries. Japanese for Young People is a new three-level series designed primarily for junior-high and high school curricula encouraging systematic Japanese-language acquisition through an enjoyable but structured learning process. With an emphasis on coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this second Student Book introduces more building-blocks of Japanese grammer through Key Sentences, Dialogues, Exercises, and Tasks. This Student Book is accompanied by a set of three cassette tapes and a fully-illustrated Kanji Workbook which features over 100 pages of activities and games to familiarize young students with ninety of the most basic Chinese characters introduced in this book. With charming illustrations and cultural notes throughout, Japanese for Young People provides an unintimidating start to learning one of the world's most difficult languages.

Clouds above the Hill

A Historical Novel of the Russo-Japanese War

Author: Shiba Ryōtarō

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135083800

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Clouds above the Hill is one of the best-selling novels ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ryōtarō devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraordinary blockbuster, which features Japan's emerging onto the world stage by the early years of the twentieth century. In Volume II, Meiji Japan is on a collision course with Russia, as Russian troops stationed in Manchuria ignore repeated calls to withdraw. Admiral Tōgō leads a blockade and subsequent skirmish at the strategically vital and heavily fortified Port Arthur, whilst Yoshifuru’s cavalry in Manchuria maneuvers for position as it approaches the Russian Army lines. The two armies clash at the battle of Liaoyang, where Japan seals a victory which shocks the world. Anyone curious as to how the "tiny, rising nation of Japan" was able to fight so fiercely for its survival should look no further. Clouds above the Hill is an exciting, human portrait of a modernizing nation that goes to war and thereby stakes its very existence on a desperate bid for glory in East Asia.

Remembering the Kana

A Guide to Reading and Writing the Japanese Syllabaries in 3 Hours Each ; Part One Hiragana, Part Two Katakana

Author: James W. Heisig,Helmut Morsbach,Kazue Kurebayashi

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824831646

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 147

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Following on the phenomenal success of Remembering the Kanji, the author has prepared a companion volume for learning the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries of modern Japanese. In six short lessons of about twenty minutes, each of the two systems of "kana" writing are introduced in such a way that the absolute beginner can acquire fluency in writing in a fraction of the time normally devoted to the task. Using the same basic self-taught method devised for learning the kanji, and in collaboration with Helmut Morsbach and Kazue Kurebayashi, the author breaks the shapes of the two syllabaries into their component parts and draws on what he calls "imaginative memory" to aid the student in reassembling them into images that fix the sound of each particular kana to its writing. For further information and a sample of the contents, visit http: ///www.nanzan-u.ac.jp/SHUBUNKEN/publications/miscPublications/Remembering_the_Kana.htm. Now in its third edition, Remembering the Kana has helped tens of thousands of students of Japanese master the Hiragana and Katakana in a short amount of time ... and have fun in the process.

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

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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.

Essential Japanese

An Introduction to the Standard Colloquial Language

Author: Samuel Elmo Martin

Publisher: Tuttle Pub

ISBN: 9780804818629

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 462

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Emphasizing sentence patterns as the key to attaining a basic control of Japanese, Essential Japanese is a comprehensive introduction to the modern colloquial language. Stressing mastery of the fundamentals, this is the text for the busy person wishing to learn Japanese in a reasonable amount of time.

げんき 1

Author: 坂野永理,池田庸子,大野裕

Publisher: Ohio University Center for International Studies

ISBN: 9784789014403

Category: Japanes language

Page: 382

View: 2776

Second edition of the most highly regarded teaching text book on the Japanese language, covering speaking, listening, reading, and writing to cultivate overall language ability. Each lesson in the revised edition features a new section dubbed Culture Notes," and now includes the audio CD companion which is in mp3 format ready to install on any music player. In Japanese/English. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Kanji ABC

A Systematic Approach to Japanese Characters

Author: Andreas Foerster,Naoko Tamura

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804819572

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 253

View: 6504

This text aims to simplify the task of memorizing the 1945 joyo kanji needed for daily use.

Japanese Vocabulary

Author: Nobuo Akiyama,Carol Akiyama

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812047431

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 259

View: 3586

Provides lists of common Japanese words and expressions in a variety of subjects, with tips on usage