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    Clay Boutwell(Author) Yumi Boutwell(Author)

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Includes FREE MP3 Download Link.Recommended for Beginners of Japanese.Beginning to learn a new language can be a lot of fun. But it is important to begin your learning with structure. You don't want to end up knowing random or useless information that will sap your motivation once the initial enthusiasm fades.This book is intended to introduce important grammatical points in a structured, bite-sized way. We will introduce only the most useful grammatical points ordered by how common they are in beginner level textbooks. It is not, however, designed to replace a textbook or even a detailed grammar book.As a result, we spend little time explaining each grammatical note. Each of the one hundred lessons are designed to be completed in less than ten minutes. You won't master a grammatical point in one ten-minute sitting. You will, however, become familiar with something previously unknown. The next time you review that lesson or run across it in your textbook, you will feel like you are meeting someone you have seen or even met before.In fact, that is a good way to look at it. We believe that learning complex and previously unknown things like grammar is best done in stages:Stranger (This is an unknown grammatical point.) Acquaintance (You've heard of it, but you don't know much about its function or usage.) Friend (You know a good deal about its function and usage, but may not be able to use it smoothly in conversation.) Best Friend (You have mastered the grammatical point and you are able to use it correctly at will.)This book will help you meet the most important Strangers and move them into the Acquaintance or even Friend category.BONUS #1: Also included is an article on the top ten mistakes beginners make--learn about common mistakes before you make them. BONUS #2: Download FREE MP3s for every example given (Link is on the last page of the book).
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  • By Clare on 13 June 2013

    Good layout and text size and suitable for beginners and upper beginners. A free download is available which includes e-books and sound files.If like me you’re daunted by any Grammar let alone Japanese, then this book would be a good start, short and to the point snippets with sample sentences.The book also lists the “Top 10 Mistakes Beginners Make”, number 7 is one of my favourites, don’t try to “Impress your host mother by saying her baby is scary. Be careful with easily confused words like kowai (scary) and kawaii (cute)…” I don’t know that one could go either way! Also number 8 showing the proper usage of minna/mina, “Use minna (everyone) or mina-san (also means “everyone”), but minna-san is not used”.I don’t think any of the explanations go over 2 pages and as the font size is large that’s still not a huge amount of information to take in. The listings use Kanji, hiragana/katakana, romaji and English and cover things like desu, question words, possessive, wa and ga, negative verbs, punctuation, polite Japanese and n desu, which is apparently used informally to explain something or to show emphasis, who knew :)Anyway, anything along this line that doesn’t make your head explode is a good thing, and with 100 grammar points in plain English it’s a handy book to read fully or dip in and out of as needed.

  • By A reviewer from London on 17 December 2014

    Very good value for money with the mp3 files, which yo download separately from the details in the book.Does what it says, gives you a good overview and examples, including many useful phrasesUses N4/N5 vocab and tends to use many of the same situations, so its more i plus 1 for the grammar rather than grammar building(The input hypothesis. This states that learners progress in their knowledge of the language when they comprehend language input that is slightly more advanced than their current level. Krashen called this level of input "i+1", where "i" is the language input and "+1" is the next stage of language acquisition.)The best of his productsTook off a star because about 10 of the p3's do not match the words (ie the words say they are going to the park and the mp3 says they are going to Tokyo).I put the lot in an anki deck, which was a bit time consuming but easy to do.

  • By M. Cross on 2 January 2013

    I have found this book very helpful. I am teaching myself Japanese and the points explained in this book led to a number of aha! moments where the grammar point fell into place and created clarity and udnerstanding where before confusion reigned previously.

  • By Guest on 8 August 2013

    I wanted to learn a bit of Japanese myself before starting to take lessons and this has been very useful in achieving that. It doesn't contain all the common basics and it doesn't explain things in a great amount of detail but it does what it is supposed to do. It gets the person more familiar with the language to make it easier to learn, and if you buy this on a kindle it's a very reasonable price!

  • By Liggster on 14 May 2013

    Bought this for my daughter who will be studying Japanese at Uni. Very impressed with its ease of reference and purchase price!

  • By Guest on 24 December 2012

    Japanese Grammar Points. As it says on the cover,'in plain english' and is easy to circumnavigate. Good for a beginner.

  • By Mawks on 12 February 2015

    I have enjoyed what I have read, so far


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