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Your all-in-one resource for Japanese verbs and grammar
Simplify your Japanese-language learning with this compact, yet comprehensive guide to verbs and grammar. Everything you need to know about Japanese sentence structure and its elements is right here in one helpful volume.
Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar, Second Edition, gives you an introduction to all major verbal and grammatical concepts of the Japanese language. Each entry is clearly explained and illustrated by plenty of examples based on contemporary situations. Divided into two parts--verbs and grammar--the book's user-friendly layout makes it easy for you to look up what you need quickly.
Here you will find all you need to know about :
- Romanizations and pronunciation
- Kinds of verbs
- The Masu form
- The informal form and informal endings
- Basic principles
- Demonstrative forms ("Ko-so-a-do")
- Interrogatives + ka, mo, demo
- Common noun prefixes and suffixes
In the grammar section, you will also find helpful expressions covering everyday topics such as the family, the weather, directions, health and body, shopping, and more.
This latest edition of the popular and accessible guide has been updated to include:
- Expanded vocabulary lists featuring common idiomatic phrases
- New examples of sentences and sentence structure
- An in-depth introduction to Japanese scripts
Whether you are a novice looking for basic information or an intermediate learner who needs a quick refresher, Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar, Second Edition, untangles Japanese sentence structure and helps you express yourself with confidence in your new language.
About the Author
Rita Lampkin is a Japanese instructor and the author of Easy Japanese Crossword Puzzles Using Roomaji.