The Handbook Of Japanese Adjectives And Adverbs

Author: Taeko Kamiya
Editor: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568364162
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For any beginner of Japanese, adjectives and adverbs are bound to present a challenge. Unlike English adjectives, Japanese ones conjugate, meaning that you must memorize their various forms before being able to build sentences of any complexity. Adverbs do not conjugate, but make use of particles to show their grammatical relationship to other words, and some have very subtle shades of meaning that are difficult to grasp. Moreover, many do not translate into adverbs in English. The role these parts of speech play in adding flavor to the Japanese language is invaluable. This handy reference manual introduces the basic (and basics of) adjectives and adverbs in a clear and sensible way, enabling students not only to speak Japanese but to do it with pizzazz. The book is divided roughly in half, the first half dealing with adjectives, the second with adverbs. Each is prefaced by a short introduction that serves as an overview of the material introduced. The section on adjectives is divided into two parts: Part 1 covers the conjugations of i- and na-adjectives and some basic auxiliary adjectives, and Part 2 presents common sentence patterns in which adjectives appear. The adverb section is arranged by topic. Among the types of adverbs explained here are those used to express time, quantity, degree, circumstance, and natural sounds or actions (the ubiquitous onomatopoeic adverbs). Each entry in this book is given a simple, concise English explanation and two or more example sentences to illustrate its usage. Exercises every few pages enable students to measure their understanding. Finally, a number of quick-reference lists in the appendixes provide a convenient means of recalling and building vocabulary. Together with its sister publication,The Handbook of Japanese Verbs, this unique manual is certain to provide years of friendly guidance.

Handbook Of Modern Japanese Grammar

Author: Yōko Matsuoka McClain
Editor: Books Nippan
Size: 18,53 MB
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Author: 神谷妙子
Editor: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770029836
Size: 17,67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

The Handbook Of Japanese Verbs Complete Edition

Author: Hattori Publishing
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515142232
Size: 16,95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide designed to master the most essential verbs of the Japanese language. Containing over 2,800 verbs and 4,100 synonyms, this comprehensive reference book equips learners with the knowledge necessary to live and work in Japanese society. Inside you will find: - 2800 Japanese verbs from basic to beyond the JLPT N1 - Over 4300 English definitions and expressions - 2600 Japanese sentences with English translations - Japanese and Chinese readings over of 1000 unique characters - Japanese - English Dictionary - Japanese Thesaurus with over 4100 synonyms to target verbs - Review sections to test reading ability - An overview section to test ability to recall vocabulary - Explanations of all Japanese verb types, tenses and formalities - Verb conjugation charts for quick reference of all tenses - Practice charts to gauge writing ability -Reduce time studying while improving linguistic ability effectively- The Handbook of Japanese Verbs is organized by kanji (traditional Chinese characters) stroke count with priority placed on frequency of exposure. This structure allows learners to understand, read and speak Japanese by applying a systematic approach to reach advanced levels effortlessly. Example sentences provide descriptive scenarios filled with colorful adverbs and adjectives. Synonyms listed next to target verbs help create links between concepts and increase the learner's rhetorical ability at a glance. Furthermore, review sections are included to improve memory retention. With this handbook as a guide, learners will find themselves able to apply their knowledge to an ever-growing number of situations. Download our sample PDF and start learning today! The Handbook of Japanese Verbs (sample excerpts) - http: // For more information, please visit our homepage at

Totto Chan

Author: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
Editor: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770020673
Size: 15,85 MB
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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

Author: Joyce Yumi Mitamura
Editor: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770020680
Size: 18,34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This approach to learning the basic components of kanji demonstrates simply how a finite number of parts combine into a wide variety of characters. Everyone agrees that it is possible to learn to speak Japanese in a reasonable amount of time, but no one has ever said that about reading and writing it. It is widely held that spoken and written Japanese require separate efforts by the student, as if these two aspects were in fact distinct languages. A first step toward alleviating this situation was taken by Yasuko Mitamura in 1985 with the publication of Let's


Author: Eiji Yoshikawa
Editor: Vertical, Inc.
ISBN: 1568364512
Size: 19,37 MB
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The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai--without really knowing what it meant--he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed and wounded among thousands of the dead and dying. On his way home, he commits a rash act, becomes a fugitive and brings life in his own village to a standstill--until he is captured by a weaponless Zen monk. The lovely Otsu, seeing in Musashi her ideal of manliness, frees him from his tortuous punishment, but he is recaptured and imprisoned. During three years of solitary confinement, he delves into the classics of Japan and China. When he is set free again, he rejects the position of samurai and for the next several years pursues his goal relentlessly, looking neither to left nor to right. Ever so slowly it dawns on him that following the Way of the Sword is not simply a matter of finding a target for his brute strength. Continually striving to perfect his technique, which leads him to a unique style of fighting with two swords simultaneously, he travels far and wide, challenging fighters of many disciplines, taking nature to be his ultimate and severest teacher and undergoing the rigorous training of those who follow the Way. He is supremely successful in his encounters, but in the Art of War he perceives the way of peaceful and prosperous governance and disciplines himself to be a real human being. He becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and been touched by. And, inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival. Musashi is a novel in the best tradition of Japanese story telling. It is a living story, subtle and imaginative, teeming with memorable characters, many of them historical. Interweaving themes of unrequited love, misguided revenge, filial piety and absolute dedication to the Way of the Samurai, it depicts vividly a world Westerners know only vaguely. Full of gusto and humor, it has an epic quality and universal appeal. The novel was made into a three-part movie by Director Hiroshi Inagai. For more information, visit the Shopping area

Applied Cultural Linguistics

Author: Farzad Sharifian
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027292701
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Research in the relatively new field of cultural linguistics has implications for second language learning and intercultural communication. This volume is the first of its kind to bring together studies that examine the implications for applied programs of research in these domains. Collectively, the contributions explore the interrelationship between language, culture, and conceptualisations. Each study focuses on a different language-and-culture. The languages-cultures studied include Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Persian, English, Aboriginal English and African English. The particular conceptual bases of the contributions range from theories of embodiment and conceptual metaphors to theories of schemas and cultural scripts. Several authors directly address the application of their observations to the fields of second language/dialect learning and intercultural communication, while others first present a theoretical analysis and then explore its practical implications. Collectively, the contributions establish a novel direction for research in applied linguistics.

A Handbook Of Colloquial Japanese

Author: Basil Hall Chamberlain
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108080472
Size: 16,36 MB
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An 1888 primer on the Japanese language by a British professor of Japanese at the Imperial University, Tokyo.

International Handbook Of Cross Cultural Neuropsychology

Author: Barbara P. Uzzell
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135658161
Size: 14,24 MB
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The Handbook views neurological assessment and rehabilitation from different perspectives, offering opportunities for increasing knowledge, understanding and improving clinical skills, as well as laying the groundwork for establishing internationa