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Japanese (Teach Yourself Languages) (English and Japanese Edition)

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Author: H.J. Ballhatchet, Stefan Kaiser
Publisher: Teach Yourself Books (2003)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
Summary:
This title is for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding and speaking with confidence. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 22 thematic units which deal with everyday situations. The emphasis throughout is on communication, with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. The dialogues feature authentic Japanese as it is spoken on the street. The book uses a system of romanised script usually called the modified Hepburn system which is better suited to English speakers than the "kunrei" system officially used in Japan. Culture notes should help you to appreciate the culture of Japan and avoid causing offence during a visit.
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Basic Japanese Coursebook: Revised and Updated

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Author: Living Language
Publisher: Living Language (1998)
Binding: Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
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Grammar & Usage Explained Throughout Comprehensive reference sections Included For Beginners or Those Who Want a Thorough Review Learn to speak, read, and write Japanese quickly and easily with Living Language. Developed by U.S. government experts, this book introduces you step-by-step to the basics of Japanese pronunciation, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammar.
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Vocabulary Dictionary Accompanying Yookoso Vol.I

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Author: Yukie Aida
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Publishing (1998)
Binding: Paperback, 176 pages
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This dictionary consists of two sections--one for Japanese entries and one for English entries. the Japanese entries are listed in the order of hiragana. Each word is provided with the corresponding kanji, followed by the part of speech, definition, and the location where the word first appeared. The dictionary is broken into two volumes that correspond with the first and second halves of the YOOKOSO text.
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NTC Basic Japanese Level 1 Workbook (Language - Japanese) (Japanese Edition)

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Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (1993)
Binding: Paperback, 184 pages
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NTC’s Basic Japanese, Level 1 (William) encourages your students to use Japanese from the beginning as they learn to talk about themselves and the world around them. Hiragana and katakana are gradually introduced and a number of kanji are introduced for recognition only. Useful reference includes a vocabulary checklist, a kanji checklist, and complete hiragana and katakana charts.
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The Heinle Picture Dictionary: Japanese

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Author: Heinle, National Geographic Learning
Publisher: Heinle ELT (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 304 pages
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Unlike other dictionaries, The Heinle Picture Dictionary presents new vocabulary in contextualized, thematic readings and high-frequency collocations. It also offers immediate practice and reinforcement through "Words in Action." Whether used as a classroom text or a self-study tool, The Heinle Picture Dictionary will rapidly move students toward fluency.
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Common Japanese Collocations: A Learner's Guide to Frequent Word Pairings

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Publisher: Kodansha USA (2010)
Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
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Collocations, or natural word combinations, exist in any language, but until now there have been few resources for learners of Japanese on this important yet difficult subject. Common Japanese Collocations is the first book to answer the question, Which word combinations are the most frequent in everyday Japanese speech? Through six chapters covering all aspects of daily life, this groundbreaking volume introduces more than 3,200 collocations—word pairings the Japanese use all the time—with which students can refine their speech and enrich their vocabulary. If you are a beginning student of Japanese, chances are you often struggle to find the right combination of words to make yourself understood. If you are an intermediate student, perhaps you get by in day-to-day communication, but your spoken Japanese doesn't sound as natural as you would like it to. Whatever the case, Common Japanese Collocations will serve you well. Within the pages of this book are more than 3,200 collocations, or word combinations, used in everyday speech. By using these at appropriate moments, your spoken Japanese will sound more natural-and more sophisticated, meaning that you will make a better impression on those around you. Further, by studying the expressions in this book, you will enrich your vocabulary and gain a deeper understanding of Japanese thought and culture. The book is divided into six chapters—Home, Daily Life, People, School & Work, Travel, and Entertainment—within which collocations are arranged by theme rather than alphabetically, making them easier to study. More than a third of the entries come with an example sentence to show how the combination in question is used in real life. For each kanji character or compound, furi-gana has been provided, making the book readable to students at all levels. In a word, Common Japanese Collocations is the ultimate resource for students wishing to refine their spoken Japanese.
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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 Technical Japanese (Technical Japanese Series)

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Author: Nobuo Inoue, R. Byron Bird, Edward E. Daub
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (1990)
Binding: Hardcover, 800 pages
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Even if you have had no Japanese-language training, you can learn how to translate technical manuals, research publications, and reference works. Basic Technical Japanese takes you step-by-step, from an introduction to the Japanese writing system through a mastery of grammar and scientific vocabulary to reading actual texts in Japanese. You can use the book to study independently or in formal classes. This book places special emphasis on the kanji (characters) that occur most often in technical writing. There are special chapters on the language of mathematics and chemistry, and vocabulary building and reading exercises in physics, chemistry, biology, and biochemistry. With extensive character charts and vocabulary lists, Basic Technical Japanese is entirely self-contained; no dictionaries or other reference works are needed.
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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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All About Katakana (Power Japanese Series)

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Author: Anne Matsumoto Stewart, Anne Matsumoto Stewart
Publisher: Kodansha International (JPN) (1993)
Binding: Paperback, 141 pages
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Katakana should be the easiest way to approach the Japanese written language since it is used to write all kinds of loanwords that the reader is already familiar with. However, until recently katakana has been taught as if students of the language were all Japanese kindergarten or elementary school kids--ready, more-or-less willing, and having the time and motivation to learn the traditional katakana chart by rote. With the present book, as soon as individual characters are introduced, they are immediately used to form actual, commonplace, everyday words. Thus, from the very first page of Lesson 1, the reader of this book is able not only to read and write two characters, but to read several words formed with those characters. Each succeeding lesson adds to the number of katakana that one can read and write, and as a matter of course to the student's functional vocabulary. With the dual Japanese-English and English-Japanese glossaries at the end of the book, the reader has more than a thousand words at his or her command. Quizzes are included for those who wish to test their progress and reinforce what they have learned. Thanks to All About Katakana, katakana is now a snap.
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