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Basic Vocabulary in Use Japanese Edition

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Author: Keiko Takeuchi, Felicity O'Dell, Michael McCarthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 178 pages
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A bilingual (English / Japanese) edition of Basic Vocabulary in Use (With Answers) (052178865X), targeted at learners in Japan whose mother tongue is Japanese and whose command of English is relatively weak. The classic In Use format remains, with explanation and examples on the left page followed by exercises on the right. As in the original, there are three appendices, an index and an answer key. In the Japanese Edition, lexical explanation and terminology, individual lexical items and example sentences / parts of sentences, are translated on the left page. On the right page, exercise instructions are translated. There is a modest amount of content adaptation, typically consisting of additional explanation or examples for lexical areas that pose problems specific to Japanese learners. As the book is for sale in the locally produced section of Japanese bookstores, the dimensions of the book have been reduced to enable shelving. The page extent remains the same as in the original. Basic Vocabulary in Use (Japanese Edition) does not contain a CD.
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Basic Japanese Vocabulary: An Explanation of Usage

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Author: Toshiko Yamaguchi
Publisher: Coronet Books Inc. (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 204 pages
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BASIC JAPANESE VOCABULARY is written as a supplementary guide for students who are at the initial stage of learning Japanese and wish to reinforce their learning by an effective mastery of basic words. While learning, students encounter similar words which they use interchangeably without realising the subtle differences in meaning encoded in them. This problem is not solved easily by looking in dictionaries or reading grammar books, or even by reviewing a vocabulary list supplemented by textbooks. This guide divides similar words into seven linguistically distinct, yet interrelated, areas which give rise to the similarity. In each chapter, a pair of words is presented under a single entry followed by concise explanations and clear examples. The book highlights what is most important for essential vocabulary learning. Reading the book will help students grasp the overall structure of Japanese vocabulary. There are 135 entries covering more than 300 words in the main text. The book can be used by intermediate students who wish to refresh their knowledge of Japanese as well as by teachers of Japanese, particularly those whose mother tongue is not Japanese.
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Basic Japanese Grammar

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Author: Everett F. Bleiler
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (2011)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
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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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Adventures in Japanese 1: Workbook

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Author: Hiromi Peterson, Misako Steverson
Publisher: Cheng & Tsui (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 174 pages
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The Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 workbook contains reading and writing exercises that correspond to the lessons in the Volume 1 textbook, and listening exercises from the Adventures in Japanese, Volume 1 audio CDs. Anime-inspired illustrations and age-appropriate topics make learning effective and fun. Upon completing the exercises in this workbook, students will be able to recognize and write hiragana and katakana, 17 basic kanji, and talk about themselves (family, daily routines, hobbies, school) at a basic level. This workbook is compatible with the third-edition textbooks.
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Active Japanese: An Activity Book for Developing Communication Skills in Japanese

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Author: Hitomi Masuhara, Saito Tsugumi Masuhara
Publisher: Singapore University Press (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 130 pages
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Active Japanese is a class activity book for beginner-level students. It is designed to help learners acquire the basic ability in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Japanese required to express themselves and about their surroundings; to raise motivation for further learning of Japanese; and to develop awareness of the major characteristics of the language. The book consists of 18 units of classroom materials (text and worksheets). It also has a reference section, which contains grammar descriptions and a list of useful expressions.
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A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns

Author: Naoko Chino
Publisher: Kodansha International
Binding: Paperback, 320pages
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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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Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow

Author: Kakuko Shoji
Publisher: Kodansha International
Binding: Paperback, 160pages
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Product Description Basic Connections provides basic information about expressions and usages that facilitate the flow of ideas and thoughts in written and spoken Japanese. It explains how words and phrases dovetail, how clauses pair up with other clauses, how sentences come together to create harmonious paragraphs. Since this is a book about the basics it starts with the fundamentals, explaining first the two types of Japanese sentence--"A is B" and "A does B." Then it proceeds to the problem of the modifier and the modified--a matter of "which is which." Wa and ga naturally get considerable play; after all, it is downright impossible to speak properly without them. There is also a discussion of linking nouns and noun phrases, not to speak of verbs and verb phrases. The book goes on to devote a whole chapter to common mistakes and troublesome usages. The final chapter attempts to pin down some particularly slippery locutions: such as toshite, imada ni, sore kara, whoppers like "Sentence A-te sae inakereba, Sentence B," and many more. Any beginning or intermediate student, having spent a certain amount of time and energy studying this book, will be able to speak and read Japanese in a much more coherent fashion. From the Author Preface The purpose of this book is to provide helpful information about Japanese expressions and usages that facilitate the flow of ideas and thought in written and spoken Japanese. During my thirty-year teaching career, I have seen a great variety of mistakes, many of which were the result of cultural differences or differences in the way that second-language learners and native speakers of Japanese conceptualize language. The book attempts to help students become aware of these differences in conceptualization and to provide them with the linguistic tools to overcome these differences, thereby allowing their ideas to flow more naturally. The book focuses on those grammatical items, idiomatic expressions, and set phrases that have proven to be the most problematic to my students. The patterns are presented with examples, and tips are provided throughout the text to highlight particularly important points. A few exercises are also included to allow students an opportunity to experiment with what they have learned. Note that F refers to patterns that are predominantly feminine and M to those predominantly masculine. I would like to thank the Center of Japanese Studies at the University of Hawai'i for the Japanese Studies Summer Grant (1994) which supported this project. I would also like to thank Greg Nishihara and Sarina Chugani for their hours of computer work and to express appreciation to family and friends for their encouragement and moral support. Very special thanks go to my teachers, Dr. Shiro Hattori and Prof. Fumiko Koide, and to my father, who gave me the opportunity to study and teach abroad and without whom none of this would have been possible. Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Mr. Michael Brase and Mr. Shigeyoshi Suzuki of Kodansha International, Ltd.; without their help, this publication would not have been possible.
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Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd edition (Kindle Edition)

Binding: kindle , 376pages
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'The clear, relatively jargon-free explanations of basic Chinese grammar in - Basic Chinese make it easy to read and suitable for new learners. The inclusion of exercises in each unit and the presentation of all example sentences in Chinese characters and The clear, relatively jargon-free explanations of basic Chinese grammar in - Basic Chinese make it easy to read and suitable for new learners. The inclusion of exercises in each unit and the presentation of all example sentences in Chinese characters
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Your First 100 Words in Chinese

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Author: Jane Wightwick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 80 pages
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With Your First 100 Words in Chinese, you have an effective way to hit the ground running when learning Chinese, a language with a non-Roman script. You can be confident that you are reading and pronouncing words correctly thanks to this program’s clear presentations, simple skill-building exercises, and games. On the accompanying audio CD, basic Chinese phrases are introduced that will let you use your new vocabulary in sentences and participate in mini-conversations.
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Basic Conversational Chinese

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Author: Zheng Guoxiong
Publisher: Blcup (2002)
Binding: Paperback, 248 pages
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This series of books consists of 16 lessons altogether. The eight lessons in Volume One practices expressions for daily communication with the situation as the outline; the other eight lessons in Volume Two develop students’oral communication abilities with the topics as the outline. The accompanying 3 tapes are sold independently.
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