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Author : Kakuko Shoji
ISBN : 1568364210
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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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.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Japanese Core Words And Phrases

Author : Kakuko Shoji
ISBN : 9781568364490
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Some Japanese words and phrases, even though they lie at the core of the language, forever elude the student's grasp. They are not explained satisfactorily in dictionaries or textbooks for the simple reason that they cannot be conveniently defined. Japanese Core Words and Phrases brings these recalcitrants to bay. The book is divided into two parts, each of which is arranged in alphabetical order. The first part is devoted to words indicating physical as well as psychological distance—roughly equivalent to "this," "that," "that over there," and "where," but quite different in usage. Physical distance is covered in most textbooks, but psychological distance—every student's nemesis—is not. The second part of the book covers a variety of idiomatic expressions, many of which appear in Japanese proficiency tests. Each entry word or phrase is not simply explained but exemplified in sentence form, clarifying its meaning (in the case of many students) for the very first time. Japanese Core Words and Phrases has a great deal to offer the beginning student and much to offer the intermediate student. Little more can be asked of a book on the Japanese language. Previously published in the Power Japanese series as Core Words and Phrases: Things You Can't Find in a Dictionary.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Japanese Language In Use

Author : Toshiko Yamaguchi
ISBN : 9780826493521
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Introduces pragmatics, discourse, language, and culture in the Japanese context. It covers: Language in context; Japanese in conversation; Honorifics and politeness; Language and gender; and Young people's language.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Author : 神谷妙子
ISBN : 4770029837
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Chapters are organised by communicative function. Each presents several Japanese sentence patterns side-by-side with English equivalents (in the form of simple example sentences). The English equivalents are meant to give the English-speaking learner a clear idea of how the Japanese sentence pattern is actually used. Following each Japanese pattern and English equivalent is an explanation of the Japanese grammar, which gives the reader the necessary information to generate sentences using the pattern introduced. Example sentences in English and Japanese follow. There is also a
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Totto Chan

Author : Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
ISBN : 4770020678
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An actress, television personality, and writer recounts her experiences as a "problem child" at school, which lead to her being sent to an independent school, where she proved the goal of the school: to develop the potential of each child
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Author : Kakuko Shoji
ISBN : 4770027745
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Drawing on the author's 30 years of experience teaching the Japanese language to foreign students, this book assists students in learning important, yet difficult words and phrases that are passed over in most textbooks. Has a great deal to offer the beginning student and much more to offer the intermediate student. Little more can be asked of a book on the Japanese language.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Expressive Japanese

Author : Senko K. Maynard
ISBN : 0824828445
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Feelings play an enormous part in our lives, but their expression is often neglected in foreign language education. How do I communicate happiness, surprise, or anger? How do others communicate these emotions to me? Such questions become increasingly relevant as we become more competent in the language we are learning. Expressive Japanese is the first detailed guide to emotion words and expressive strategies for students of the language. Words connoting feelings, such as kanashii (sad), are important in everyday Japanese conversation, but communicating emotions effectively also requires the use of expressive strategies, such as Nani? (What the heck?), Yattaa! (I did it!), or Hottoite! (Leave me alone!). Introductory chapters examine the characteristics, constraints, and history of expressive Japanese and discuss linguistic variations and styles and how these play a part in conveying emotion and empathy. There follow more than seventy entries that draw on hundreds of authentic examples taken from a variety of sources, including television dramas, comics, interviews, novels, essays, newspaper articles, and web sites. In these examples, students will find playful and creative
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Genre : Language and languages
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Whitaker S Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015045631895
Genre : Bibliography, National
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