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An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese Paperback – January 1, 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Japan Times; 1st edition edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4789007413
  • ISBN-13: 978-4789007412
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Hatch on March 5, 2008
Format: Paperback
Though it doesn't have the same "genki" title as the other 2 standard Japanese textbooks published by the Japanese Times, this is essentially the 3rd book in the series, following a similar layout and integration. It has 15 chapters. At the beginning of each is a paragraph or two about something in Japanese culture. Each chapter has 3 or so conversations: a polite conversation, a medium-polite conversation, a casual, and then reading material. After that are the vocabulary lists, grammar points and exercises, and after that a similar reading material.
Though the conversations and reading material don't have translations, after reading them 2 or 3 times they should be understood. There is very little furigana over the kanji, which is sometimes frustrating when it's not a word that I plan on ever using or hearing. The reading text is sometimes dull and difficult to understand, so if you're not a serious Japanese student, this book may be a little dry. Some of the grammar is presented in JLPT level 2, but don't expect to be at that level upon finishing this book. Unfortunately there isn't a 4th book in this series yet, but after this, your Japanese should command compliments like "umai" instead of "jozu."
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gaikokujin on May 3, 2010
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This book is excellent for learners who have gone through Genki 1 and 2 (or equivalent). I am just beginning lesson 3 and the transition from the excellent Genki textbooks was smooth. The level is what I expected, the system for helping the reader with new concepts is very well integrated in the text. The first few texts may appear easy but it progresses very quickly and smoothly.

The lesson's texts are not translated in english, which is a very good thing and forces you to rely on your japanese background. The grammar rules and examples, are however, written in english. Lots and lots of vocabulary pointers are dispersed all around the lessons and make the reading quite pleasurable.

All in all, very well built textbook, after the wonderful textbooks Genki 1 and Genki 2, this one becomes a very natural transition to improve you japanese. I would definitely recommend, however, to complete the textbook with an intense study of kanji, since the transition from elementary to intermediate level involves mostly vocabulary and kanji at a much higher level than one was using in Genki 1 and 2.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bri on September 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
The book is useful when used in conjunction with a Japanese teacher or tutor, but probably is not the best solution for those learning the language on their own. It also should be used in along with a dictionary or a translator, as the level is much higher than a beginner's Japanese. This is my third year of studying the language, and I still have a hard time reading through the reading passages without help.

However, for what it was intended for, it does a great job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Pham on October 1, 2009
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Third level is without a doubt, a great challenge. However, this book provides a very similar structure to that from Genki I and II. If you liked the formatting of those two, I highly recommend this one.
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