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Japanese Step by Step, Second Editionby Gene Nishi
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Build your knowledge of Japanese one step at a time!
Using a clear, step-by-step approach, Japanese Step by Step teaches you how to construct Japanese sentences from the simplest to the most complex. Innovative features make this method the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak and read formal Japanese--the Japanese spoken by educated adults both socially and professionally.
“I wish [this book] had been available when I first started to study Japanese over fifty years ago.”
--Sir Hugh Cortazzi, former British Ambassador to Japan
Syllables and Accents; Kana and Kanji; "-Desu"; "-Masu"; Postpositions "-Wa" and "-Ga"; The Uses of V3; The Uses of V2; The Uses of "V2'-Te"; The Uses of "V2'-Ta"; The Uses of "V1-Nai"; Derivative Verbs; Compound Sentences; Complex Sentences
About the Author
Gene Nishi, a former IBM engineer, is the founder of the Nishi Institute of Language Education for extensive research and practice in Japanese and English education.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Syllables and Accents; Chapter 2. Kana and Kanji; Chapter 3. "-Desu"; Chapter 4. "-Masu"; Chapter 5. Postpositions "-Wa" and "-Ga"; Chapter 6. The Uses of V3; Chapter 7. The Uses of V2; Chapter 8. The Uses of "V2'-Te"; Chapter 9. The Uses of "V2'-Ta"; Chapter 10. The Uses of "V1-Nai"; Chapter 11. Derivative Verbs; Chapter 12. Compound Sentences; Chapter 13. Complex Sentences; Appendices
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