Yookoso! Invitation to Contemporary Japanese Student Edition with Online Learning Center Bind-In Card / Edition 3

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Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese is the first volume of a two-volume series for beginning Japanese courses. Based on modern principles of second-language acquisition, it was the first beginning Japanese text to integrate the teaching of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and offer a full complement of ancillary materials. In this text, grammar is treated as a tool for developing the ability to communicate in Japanese, rather than as a focal point. The rich illustration program—including photographs, line drawings, and realia—provides an attractive context for language learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072971200
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/20/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 273,677
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Getting StartedPart One Meeting Others and Introducing Yourself Everyday GreetingsClassroom Expressions The Japanese Writing System (1): IntroductionPart Two Numbers up to 20 Asking and Giving Telephone Numbers Asking and Telling Time Asking What Something Is The Japanese Writing System (2): Hiragana (1)Part Three Talking About Daily Activities Talking About Future Activities and Events Talking About Likes and Dislikes The Japanese Writing System (3): Hiragana (2)Part Four Talking About Activities and Events in the Past Inviting Someone to Do Something Talking About Weekly Schedules Talking About the Weather The Japanese Writing System (4): Katakana (1)Part Five Asking Location Numbers from 21 to 10,000 Asking About Existence Asking About Price Talking More About Likes and Dislikes The Japanese Writing System (5): Katakana (2)

Introduction to KanjiIntroduction to Yookoso!

Language Notes and Culture Notes are not listed here.

Chapter 1: ClassmatesTopics/Vocabulary Nationalities and Languages Personal Information Around Campus Study Hint: Learning New VocabularyGrammar 1. Identification: The Copula desu 2. Possessive Particle no 3. Personal Pronouns and Demonstratives 4. Asking Questions: Interrogatives Particles ha and gaCulture Notes shusshin (Origins) Japanese Universities and Colleges Asking Personal QuestionsReading and Writing Reading 1: Huransu-jin no kurasumeeto Study Hint: Learning Kanji Reading 2: penparu o sagashite imasu! Kanji The Six Types of KanjiSkills Practice Language Functions and Situations Introducing Friends Introducing Yourself Listening ComprehensionChapter 2: My TownTopics/Vocabulary Commuting Cities and Neighborhoods Buldings and Places Around TownGrammar 5. Adjectives and Adverbs 6. Expressing Existence: The Verbs arimasu and imasu 7. Indicating Location 8. Positional Words 9. Numerals and Counters 10. Expressing Likes and Dislikes: suki and kirai Sentence-Final yo Study Hint: Learning Grammar Polite Form Versus Plain FormCulture Notes Long Commutes kooban (Police Boxes) Japanese AddressesReading and Writing Reading 1: Buraun-san no apaato no kinjo Reading 2: Hayashi-san no hurusato KanjiSkills Practice Language Functions and Situations Making Communication Work Showing Location on a Map Listening ComprehensionChapter 3: Everyday LifeTopics/Vocabulary Schedules Daily Activities Weekends and HolidaysGrammar 11. The Basic Structure of Japanese Verbs 12. The Nonpast, Polite Form of Verbs 13. The Past, Polite Form of Verbs 14. Particles Showing Grammatical Relationships 15. Making Suggestions: ~mashoo 16. Conjoining Nouns: to and ya Adverbs Used in Negative Sentences Connecting Disjunctive Sentences Approximate NumbersCulture Notes Part-Time Jobs for College Students nengoo kokumin no shukujitsu (National Holidays)Reading and Writing Reading 1: Buraun-san no nichijooseikatsu Reading 2: Buraun-san no shuumatsu KanjiSkills Practice Language Functions and Situations Making a Phone Call Extending an Invitation Listening ComprehensionChapter 4: Weather and ClimateTopics/Vocabulary Weather Reports Enjoying the Four Seasons ForecastingGrammar 17. Conjugating Adjectives 18. Comparatives and Superlatives 19. The Past, Plain Forms of Verbs 20. Explaining a Reason: ...noda 21. The Te-Form of Adjectives and the Copula 22. The Te-Form of Verbs 23. Adverbs Used with Comparatives Linking Disjunctive Clauses with keredomo Conjoining Sequential ActionsCulture Notes °C Types of Rain How to Write a Letter in JapaneseReading and Writing Reading 1: Buraun-san e no tegami Reading 2: Toraberu gaido: Iroha-machi no kikoo KanjiSkills Practice Language Functions and Situations Asking Questions About the Japanese Language Asking for Assistance with Kanji Listening ComprehensionChapter 5: Hobbies and Leisure ActivitiesTopics/Vocabulary Hobbies and Pastimes Sports FamilyGrammar 24. Interrogatives + ka / mo / demo 25. Describing Abilities 26. Nominalizers: koto and no 27. More Uses of the Particle mo 28. Potential Form of Verbs 29. The Te-Form of Verbs + imasu 30. Relative Clauses 31. Describing a Change in State: naru Nominal Verbs ka (or) Words Expressing Respect and Politeness Have You Already Eaten? Some Time ExpressionsCulture Notes go, shoogi, maajan, pachinko: Japanese Games When You Are Praised Nihon no supootsu: Japanese Sports The Japanese FamilyReading and Writing Reading 1: Sanraizu Karuchaa Sentaa no oshirase Reading 2: Gakusee to sarariiman no yoka choosa KanjiSkills Practice Language Functions and Situations Responding to Compliments Introducing a Family Member Listening ComprehensionChapter 6: FoodTopics/Vocabulary Foods and Beverages Flavors and Tastes Cooking TermsGrammar 32. Expressing Experience: The Ta-Form of Verbs + koto ga aru 33. Expressing a Desire: hoshii, hoshigaru, ~tai, and ...tagaru 34. Expressing an Opinion: ...to omou 35. ~sugiru 36. Quoting Speech: ...to iu 37. Expressing Intention: tsumori and the Volitional Form of Verbs 38. The Te-Form of Verbs + miru, shimau, iku, and kuru 39. Expressing Simultaneous Actions: ~nagara ~garu soo Quote Marker to Study Hint: How to Remember Verb Conjugations moo and madaCulture Notes ocha What Do Japanese Eat? Reading and Writing Reading 1: Baikingu ryoori ‘Murasaki’ Reading 2: Anata no shokuji chekku KanjiSkills Practice Language Functions and Situations Asking and Expressing Opinions At a Restaurant Listening ComprehensionChapter 7: ShoppingTopics/Vocabulary Shops and Stores Shopping ClothesGrammar 40. When Something Happens: Temporal Clauses Ending in toki 41. Indefinite Pronoun no 42. Making If-Then Statements: The tara Conditonal 43. Going Somewhere with a Purpose: Using the Particle ni to Express Purpose 44. Reporting Hearsay: ...sooda 45. Saying Whether or Not Something Is True: ...kadooka 46. Giving Reasons with ...shi, ...shi dake ~yasui, ~nikuiCulture Notes iro (Colors) Handling Japanese Money Metric SystemReading and Writing Reading 1: ‘San Roodo’ gurando oopuningu seeru Reading 2: mai fasshion KanjiSkills Practice Language Functions and Situations Shopping Saying Whether Two Things Are the Same or Different Listening ComprehensionAppendices 1. Verb Conjugation 2. Adjective and Copula Conjugation 3. Numbers 4. Counters 5. Time, Days, Months, and Years 6. Ko-so-a-do Words 7. Japanese Accent 8. Kanji List

Japanese-English GlossaryEnglish-Japanese GlossaryIndex

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