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Your one-stop resource for Japanese usage and grammar

Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar offers you clear and concise coverage of verbs and grammar basics—all in one book. You'll also get access to a free audio download of bonus online learning material.

The book features all the major verbal and grammar concepts of the language. Each unit is devoted to one particular concept, enabling you to locate specific information quickly and easily. Explanations are concise yet thorough and are followed by numerous examples to assure complete understanding and mastery. The examples use contemporary language, reflecting real-life situations.

  • Convenient tables throughout the book make verb tenses and other areas of grammar immediately accessible.
  • Includes a special chapter on common expressions and useful vocabulary as well as practical appendices.
  • Features a free 15-minute download of the first two chapters, Romanization and Pronunciation and The Japanese Writing System.

Topics include:

Romanization and Pronunciation; The Japanese Writing System; General Information on Verbs; Kinds of Verbs; Desu; Verbs in a Sentence; Verb Base Chart; The Masu Form; Verb Endings—General Information; Base 1 Endings; Base 2 Endings; Base 3 Endings; Base 4 Endings; Base 5 Endings; Base 6 (TE-form) Endings; Base 7 (TA-form) Endings; The Informal Form; Informal Endings; Essentials of Grammar; Basic Principles; Demonstrative Forms (“Ko-so-a-do”); Particles; Conjunctions; Interrogatives; Interrogative + ka, mo, demo; Adjectives; Adjective Endings; Adverbs; Comparisons; Noun Expressions; Compound Nouns; Common Noun Prefixes & Suffixes; Relative Clauses; Relative Pronouns; Asking & Giving Directions; Idiomatic Characteristics of Some Common Words; Transitive & Intransitive Pairs; Honorifics; Numbers; Counters; Relative Time; Specific Time; Seasons & the Weather; The Family; Health & the Body; Wearing Clothes; Common Expressions & Useful Vocabulary

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071713634
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/14/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 632,526
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Rita L. Lampkin, a former missionary in Japan, has taught Japanese for over 30 years and has authored or co-authored over 15 books.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Japanese Verbs
1. Romanization and Pronunciation
2. The Japanese Writing System
3. General Information on Verbs
4. Kinds of Verbs
5. Desu
6. Verbs in a Sentence
7. Verb Base Chart
8. The Masu Form
9. Verb Endings—General Information
10. Base 1 Endings
11. Base 2 Endings
12. Base 3 Endings
13. Base 4 Endings
14. Base 5 Endings
15. Base 6 (TE-form) Endings
16. Base 7 (TA-form) Endings
17. The Informal Form
18. Informal Endings

Part Two: Essentials of Grammar
19. Basic Principles
20. Demonstrative Forms (“Ko-so-a-do”)
21. Particles
22. Conjunctions
23. Interrogatives
24. Interrogative + ka, mo, demo
25. Adjectives
26. Adjective Endings
27. Adverbs
28. Comparisons
29. Noun Expressions
30. Compound Nouns
31. Common Noun Prefixes & Suffixes
32. Relative Clauses
33. Relative Pronouns
34. Asking & Giving Directions
35. Idiomatic Characteristics of Some Common Words
36. Transitive & Intransitive Pairs
37. Honorifics
38. Numbers
39. Counters
40. Relative Time
41. Specific Time
42. Seasons & the Weather
43. The Family
44. Health & the Body
45. Wearing Clothes
46. Common Expressions & Useful Vocabulary
Appendix A: The Japanese Writing System
Appendix B: Holidays, Historical Data, & ProverbsPart One: Japanese Verbs

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