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A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar. The most useful Japanese Grammar book I’ve seen.

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar 日本語基本文法辞典 by Seiichi Makino

dctionary Refresh and try again. What’s nice is if you read something such at “yomitai” and know that the “yomi” part means “read” but aren’t sure what “tai” means, you just skip to the “T” section, look up “-tai” and there you go–a thorough explanation with detailed examples and a breakdown of how to conjugate it on your own. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

The explanations are clear and easy to understand, and the example sentences with translations help to solidify and further clarify the meanings of the grammar points and dictionady to use them. Well, as much as I could love a book focused on grammar. The Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary: It also has examples of the usage. See details for additional description. Hoa rated it really liked it Feb 17, This approach seems to be favored by foreign language departments at universities, but has the inherent flaw that it withholds some of the most interesting grammar until the second or third semester, thus leaving beginning students crippled when they want to say certain things.


Some pass it over because of the “Basic” in the title, but the lessons and information in this book are still extremely detailed and helpful. Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

I gramar more Japanese grammar from these than from any textbook, bar none. However I would recommand this book for a upper grammad, as you have to have cictionary knowledge of the Kana Hiragana and Katakana.

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An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese. But those are minor issues that don’t distract from the unique utility that this book has. Description A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar conveniently summarizes introductory grammar knowledge into dictionary format.

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar by Michio Tsutsui and Seiichi Makino (1989, Paperback)

Before getting into even the 1st book in this series, you should know the overall basics of Japanese. I learned more about grammar in two months with this book than in three years with other books even though I felt I already knew enough about basic grammar.

RowlingHardcover Remembering the Kanji 1: Students of Japanese language, lingustics aficionados. The books also thoroughly explains common pitfalls and the distinctions in usage of similar expressions, helping users to develop an even stronger grasp of Japanese grammar. I just found out there is an advanced book and went immediately to snatch it up too! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

It has nearly all of the grammar in Yookoso! Dec 20, Jenn rated it it was bqsic Shelves: You’ll get a lot of results, but each result will most likely only teach you very little grammar points, and the same ones at that. The book often has better explanations for grammar points then text books have.


This is not a textbook, though, and, as such, there are some things it does not provide. There was a o filtering reviews right now.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. See all 42 brand new listings. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I bought this book looking for something more detailed vy in depth to add to my Japanese Grammar book collection.

Student acquires a knowledge of basic grammar in more than provided by textbook descriptions, learning the difference between similar grammatical representations, and a review of basic grammar. This book, and Intermediate and Advanced volumes that follow, are the best grammar references I’ve ever seen. You simply identify the structure in Japanese that you’re looking for and find it alphabetically.

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A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar conveniently summarizes introductory grammar knowledge into dictionary format. No trivia or quizzes yet. You’ll need to find listening, speaking, and general fluency practice elsewhere.

There gfammar many times when the explanations in my primary learning sources were confusing or ambiguous, and looking up those grammar points in this book has so far always cleared things up for me. Most Kanji are often translated where you can pronounce and understand, if you have knowledge of basic japanese Kanji.