Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar, Third Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education, Jun 4, 2010 - Foreign Language Study - 160 pages
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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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About the author (2010)

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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