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Essential Japanese Grammar

Essential Japanese Grammar PDF download

Essential Japanese Grammar

Essential Japanese Grammar pdf

Although not a member of the Indo-European language family, Japanese is not too difficult grammatically for an English speaker.
It is astonishingly regular in its formations
— exceptions and irregularities can usually be numbered on one’s fingers
— and once the student masters a few conventions of linguistic classifications of experience, he will find that he can express most of his wants.
These are the first Japanese grammar written for adults with a limited goal in the Japanese study:
to express oneself orally with reasonable accuracy; to understand simple material addressed to oneself; and to be able to analyze, understand, and enlarge material in a phrase approach.
The author restricted this book to modern Japanese colloquial Japanese, and the student does not purify the literary language, and rarely uses alternative forms, unnecessary sudden forms, direct races, and similar forms that may be required to know completely in the written language.
On the other hand, this book is not simplified Japanese, nor baby Japanese, nor kitchen Japanese.
It is the full idiomatic language, with thorough treatments of the material you really need: the noun, pronoun, adjective, demonstrative words, adverb, verb, negative forms, Chinese forms, courtesy and honorific forms, idiomatic constructions, word order, relationship of ideas, syntax, etc.
Emphasis has been placed upon clarity of exposition, so that the English-speaking reader can understand what is really happening in Japanese, even if he has never studied any foreign language before.
For this reason, explanation rather than brute memory work is stressed, examples are given for all constructions, and both word-for-word and free translations are given, to acquaint the reader with thought processes.
Hints are given on avoiding difficult constructions. Japanese is presented in the Romaji transliteration, which can be read at sight.
Characters are not used.












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