Japanese Grammar

Japanese Grammar

by Carol Akiyama, Nobuo Akiyama

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ISBN-13: 9780764147746
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Series: Barron's Grammar Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 204,931
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Japanese Grammar 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful and handy little book (emphasis on the little however) for a wonderful price. Excellent reference on many subjects but don't expect much in-depth explanations. In other words, it's not a textbook but makes for a great reference.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first grammar book I've come across that you can actually read and study in an uncomplicated manner.It's quick and simple - which is how you should explain grammar. ---- It is so easy to read, which makes understanding easier as well. There is linguistic jargon but in difference to most other grammar books the jargon is actually explained first in a 'normal' manner. --- It uses the contrast between Japanese and English grammar in a very effective way, illustrating first the English version on the grammatical concept and then the Japanese version. To me, illustrating this difference between them helped me understand more closely how to think in Japanese. --- Don't expect to build up a large vocabulary from such a small book, because that is not its purpose. ---This is a crucial book for beginners. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on an expensive book on Japanese grammar, its not the appearance of a book that defines its usefulness but whether it serves its function well, and this small cheap book does it bigtime.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a beginner at Japanese, and this book is greatly succeeding where online lessons haven't. What's great about this is that all the separate parts of the sentence structure are broken down in different sections, letting you decipher and understand the language as opposed to online lessons that largely just have the reader memorize useful statements. The main drawback though, is that the vocabulary section in the back isn't very extensive, and you may be left oblivious as to what some of the words used in examples mean. Other than that though, this is a very useful book to anyone trying to learn the language, and I heavily recommend it, especially at such a low price.
casie24msu More than 1 year ago
Great size & easy to follow!
Ivon67 More than 1 year ago
it really helps clear up alot of things like how to to setup jap. sentences, the five w's, and all that good stuff. great book!!!!
thor1453 More than 1 year ago
definitely helps to clear up some misunderstandings with the Japanese language system. very useful in its explanations of particles and other problem spots of Japanese grammar. however, i would not recommend using this alone. i would recommend it as a complement to regular instruction, whether that be self instruction or classes, it helps to use it along with something else, to help clear up problem spots before they become bad habits. would recommend this for anyone that needs clarification on Japanese particles and other areas of grammar.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book uses my favorite method of teaching: instead of showing example phrases and the grammar rules used in them, this book gives you the rules and then tells you some examples. Great for beginners or even advanced speakers! I'm sincere when I say Barron books are the BEST grammar books I have ever bought.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent for japanese students; it is very good for beginners of japanese and even useful to those already familiar with japanese grammar and need a reference every now and then. The only thing is that all japanese taught is in romaji, not kana. However, I still bow to this book for its help with those forsaken particles!
masyukun on LibraryThing 21 days ago
An excellent, concise guide to Japanese grammar, with extensive coverage of particles and their usage.
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How many pages are in the sample
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book, and it is for those of you who get the basic structire of japanese grammer, who might need a better explanation, and some examples. Or even if your a beginner it is a good book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a small sized book but it was very helpful. It is straightforward with pronunciation guides, hiragana and katakana guides. It does a good job of explaining parts of speech and the differnces between Japanese and English.