Your one-stop resource for Japanese usage and grammar
Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar offers you clear and concise coverage of verbs and grammar basics--all in one book. You'll also get access to a free audio download of bonus online learning material.
The book features all the major verbal and grammar concepts of the language. Each unit is devoted to one particular concept, enabling you to locate specific information quickly and easily. Explanations are concise yet thorough and are followed by numerous examples to assure complete understanding and mastery. The examples use contemporary language, reflecting real-life situations.
Convenient tables throughout the book make verb tenses and other areas of grammar immediately accessible.
Includes a special chapter on common expressions and useful vocabulary as well as practical appendices.
Features a free 15-minute download of the first two chapters, Romanization and Pronunciation and The Japanese Writing System.
Romanization and Pronunciation; The Japanese Writing System; General Information on Verbs; Kinds of Verbs; Desu; Verbs in a Sentence; Verb Base Chart; The Masu Form; Verb Endings-General Information; Base 1 Endings; Base 2 Endings; Base 3 Endings; Base 4 Endings; Base 5 Endings; Base 6 (TE-form) Endings; Base 7 (TA-form) Endings; The Informal Form; Informal Endings; Essentials of Grammar; Basic Principles; Demonstrative Forms ("Ko-so-a-do"); Particles; Conjunctions; Interrogatives; Interrogative + ka, mo, demo; Adjectives; Adjective Endings; Adverbs; Comparisons; Noun Expressions; Compound Nouns; Common Noun Prefixes & Suffixes; Relative Clauses; Relative Pronouns; Asking & Giving Directions; Idiomatic Characteristics of Some Common Words; Transitive & Intransitive Pairs; Honorifics; Numbers; Counters; Relative Time; Specific Time; Seasons & the Weather; The Family; Health & the Body; Wearing Clothes; Common Expressions & Useful Vocabulary
Rita L. Lampkin, a former missionary in Japan, has taught Japanese for over 30 years and has authored or co-authored over 15 books.
Part One: Japanese Verbs1. Romanization and Pronunciation 2. The Japanese Writing System 3. General Information on Verbs 4. Kinds of Verbs5. Desu 6. Verbs in a Sentence 7. Verb Base Chart 8. The Masu Form 9. Verb Endings-General Information 10. Base 1 Endings 11. Base 2 Endings 12. Base 3 Endings 13. Base 4 Endings 14. Base 5 Endings 15. Base 6 (TE-form) Endings 16. Base 7 (TA-form) Endings 17. The Informal Form 18. Informal Endings Part Two: Essentials of Grammar19. Basic Principles 20. Demonstrative Forms ("Ko-so-a-do") 21. Particles 22. Conjunctions 23. Interrogatives 24. Interrogative + ka, mo, demo 25. Adjectives 26. Adjective Endings 27. Adverbs 28. Comparisons 29. Noun Expressions 30. Compound Nouns 31. Common Noun Prefixes & Suffixes 32. Relative Clauses 33. Relative Pronouns 34. Asking & Giving Directions 35. Idiomatic Characteristics of Some Common Words 36. Transitive & Intransitive Pairs 37. Honorifics 38. Numbers 39. Counters 40. Relative Time 41. Specific Time 42. Seasons & the Weather 43. The Family 44. Health & the Body 45. Wearing Clothes 46. Common Expressions & Useful Vocabulary Appendix A: The Japanese Writing SystemAppendix B: Holidays, Historical Data, & ProverbsPart One: Japanese Verbs