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Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese is the first volume of a two-volume series for beginning Japanese courses. Based on modern principles of second-language acquisition, it was the first beginning Japanese text to integrate the teaching of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and offer a full complement of ancillary materials. In this text, grammar is treated as a tool for developing the ability to communicate in Japanese, rather than as a focal point. The rich illustration program--including photographs, line drawings, and realia--provides an attractive context for language learning.

Table of Contents

Getting Started

Part One

Meeting Others and Introducing Yourself
Everyday Greetings
Classroom Expressions
The Japanese Writing System (1): Introduction

Part Two

Numbers up to 20
Asking and Giving Telephone Numbers
Asking and Telling Time
Asking What Something Is
The Japanese Writing System (2): Hiragana (1)

Part Three

Talking About Daily Activities
Talking About Future Activities and Events
Talking About Likes and Dislikes
The Japanese Writing System (3): Hiragana (2)

Part Four

Talking About Activities and Events in the Past
Inviting Someone to Do Something
Talking About Weekly Schedules
Talking About the Weather
The Japanese Writing System (4): Katakana (1)

Part Five

Asking Location
Numbers from 21 to 10,000
Asking About Existence
Asking About Price
Talking More About Likes and Dislikes
The Japanese Writing System (5): Katakana (2)

Introduction to Kanji
Introduction to Yookoso!

Language Notes and Culture Notes are not listed here.

Chapter 1: Classmates

Topics/Vocabulary

Nationalities and Languages
Personal Information
Around Campus
Study Hint: Learning New Vocabulary

Grammar

1. Identification: The Copula desu
2. Possessive Particle no
3. Personal Pronouns and Demonstratives
4. Asking Questions: Interrogatives Particles ha and ga

Culture Notes

shusshin (Origins)
Japanese Universities and Colleges
Asking Personal Questions

Reading and Writing

Reading 1: Huransu-jin no kurasumeeto
Study Hint: Learning Kanji
Reading 2: penparu o sagashite imasu!
Kanji
The Six Types of Kanji

Skills Practice

Language Functions and Situations
Introducing Friends
Introducing Yourself
Listening Comprehension

Chapter 2: My Town

Topics/Vocabulary

Commuting
Cities and Neighborhoods
Buldings and Places Around Town

Grammar

5. Adjectives and Adverbs
6. Expressing Existence: The Verbs arimasu and imasu
7. Indicating Location
8. Positional Words
9. Numerals and Counters
10. Expressing Likes and Dislikes: suki and kirai
Sentence-Final yo
Study Hint: Learning

Grammar

Polite Form Versus Plain Form

Culture Notes

Long Commutes
kooban (Police Boxes)
Japanese Addresses

Reading and Writing

Reading 1: Buraun-san no apaato no kinjo
Reading 2: Hayashi-san no hurusato
Kanji

Skills Practice

Language Functions and Situations
Making Communication Work
Showing Location on a Map
Listening Comprehension

Chapter 3: Everyday Life

Topics/Vocabulary

Schedules
Daily Activities
Weekends and Holidays

Grammar

11. The Basic Structure of Japanese Verbs
12. The Nonpast, Polite Form of Verbs
13. The Past, Polite Form of Verbs
14. Particles Showing Grammatical Relationships
15. Making Suggestions: ~mashoo
16. Conjoining Nouns: to and ya
Adverbs Used in Negative Sentences
Connecting Disjunctive Sentences
Approximate Numbers

Culture Notes

Part-Time Jobs for College Students
nengoo
kokumin no shukujitsu (National Holidays)

Reading and Writing

Reading 1: Buraun-san no nichijooseikatsu
Reading 2: Buraun-san no shuumatsu
Kanji

Skills Practice

Language Functions and Situations
Making a Phone Call
Extending an Invitation
Listening Comprehension

Chapter 4: Weather and Climate

Topics/Vocabulary

Weather Reports
Enjoying the Four Seasons
Forecasting

Grammar

17. Conjugating Adjectives
18. Comparatives and Superlatives
19. The Past, Plain Forms of Verbs
20. Explaining a Reason: ...noda
21. The Te-Form of Adjectives and the Copula
22. The Te-Form of Verbs
23. Adverbs Used with Comparatives
Linking Disjunctive Clauses with keredomo
Conjoining Sequential Actions

Culture Notes

°C
Types of Rain
How to Write a Letter in Japanese

Reading and Writing

Reading 1: Buraun-san e no tegami
Reading 2: Toraberu gaido: Iroha-machi no kikoo
Kanji

Skills Practice

Language Functions and Situations
Asking Questions About the Japanese Language
Asking for Assistance with Kanji
Listening Comprehension

Chapter 5: Hobbies and Leisure Activities

Topics/Vocabulary

Hobbies and Pastimes
Sports
Family

Grammar

24. Interrogatives + ka / mo / demo
25. Describing Abilities
26. Nominalizers: koto and no
27. More Uses of the Particle mo
28. Potential Form of Verbs
29. The Te-Form of Verbs + imasu
30. Relative Clauses
31. Describing a Change in State: naru
Nominal Verbs
ka (or)
Words Expressing Respect and Politeness
Have You Already Eaten?
Some Time Expressions

Culture Notes

go, shoogi, maajan, pachinko: Japanese Games
When You Are Praised
Nihon no supootsu: Japanese Sports
The Japanese Family

Reading and Writing

Reading 1: Sanraizu Karuchaa Sentaa no oshirase
Reading 2: Gakusee to sarariiman no yoka choosa
Kanji

Skills Practice

Language Functions and Situations
Responding to Compliments
Introducing a Family Member
Listening Comprehension

Chapter 6: Food

Topics/Vocabulary

Foods and Beverages
Flavors and Tastes
Cooking Terms

Grammar

32. Expressing Experience: The Ta-Form of Verbs + koto ga aru
33. Expressing a Desire: hoshii, hoshigaru, ~tai, and ...tagaru
34. Expressing an Opinion: ...to omou
35. ~sugiru
36. Quoting Speech: ...to iu
37. Expressing Intention: tsumori and the Volitional Form of Verbs
38. The Te-Form of Verbs + miru, shimau, iku, and kuru
39. Expressing Simultaneous Actions: ~nagara
~garu
soo
Quote Marker to
Study Hint: How to Remember Verb Conjugations
moo and mada

Culture Notes

ocha
What Do Japanese Eat?

Reading and Writing

Reading 1: Baikingu ryoori ‘Murasaki
Reading 2: Anata no shokuji chekku
Kanji

Skills Practice

Language Functions and Situations
Asking and Expressing Opinions
At a Restaurant
Listening Comprehension

Chapter 7: Shopping

Topics/Vocabulary

Shops and Stores
Shopping
Clothes

Grammar

40. When Something Happens: Temporal Clauses Ending in toki
41. Indefinite Pronoun no
42. Making If-Then Statements: The tara Conditonal
43. Going Somewhere with a Purpose: Using the Particle ni to Express Purpose
44. Reporting Hearsay: ...sooda
45. Saying Whether or Not Something Is True: ...kadooka
46. Giving Reasons with ...shi, ...shi
dake
~yasui, ~nikui

Culture Notes

iro (Colors)
Handling Japanese Money
Metric System

Reading and Writing

Reading 1: ‘San Roodo gurando oopuningu seeru
Reading 2: mai fasshion
Kanji

Skills Practice

Language Functions and Situations
Shopping
Saying Whether Two Things Are the Same or Different
Listening Comprehension

Appendices

1. Verb Conjugation

2. Adjective and Copula Conjugation

3. Numbers

4. Counters

5. Time, Days, Months, and Years

6. Ko-so-a-do Words

7. Japanese Accent

8. Kanji List

Japanese-English Glossary

English-Japanese Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072971200
Author:
Tohsaku, Yasu-hiko
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Author:
Tohsaku, Yasu-Hiko
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
tohsaku, yookoso, contemporary japanese, japanese, intro, introduction, beginning, first, honors, grade 11, grade 12
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
548
Dimensions:
10.30x8.36x1.01 in. 2.69 lbs.

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