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Japanese Step by Step, Second Edition

Japanese Step by Step, Second Edition
Author: Gene Nishi
ISBN 13: 9780071713627
ISBN 10: 7171362
Edition: 2
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2010-06-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $18.95

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.

  • Presents a building-block approach based on five sentence patterns.
  • Flow charts simplify verb conjugations and derivations.
  • Kanji and kana characters vertically aligned with romaji accent symbols.
  • Key points compared with English make understanding concepts easier.
  • Gives you access to free 20-minute download of Chapter 1, Syllables and Accent.

“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

Topics include:

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