Essential Japanese Grammar: A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Usage: Learn Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively
Essential Japanese Grammar is an indispensable study guide for students of the Japanese language at all levels. Long the standard in Japanese language education, it provides clear, jargon-free explanations of how Japanese grammar works and offers hundreds of example sentences. An essential handbook for self-study or the classroom, students will find that a strong foundation in grammar is vital to those wishing to learn Japanese. Essential Japanese Grammar presents many unique features. First, grammatical terminology has been kept to a minimum so that extensive prior knowledge of grammar is not required. Second, abundant example sentences are written in Japanese characters (kana and kanji) followed by romanji and English translations. Third, the authors have tried to reveal aspects of grammar that may not be found in comparable grammar books—such as rare Japanese verbs, adjectival nouns, clauses, adverbs, etc. This Japanese grammar book contains:
- Parts of speech.
- Sentence constructions.
- Conjugations forms.
- Speech styles and tones.
- Accentuation rules.
- Essential words and functional elements.
- An appendix for referencing and cross-referencing Japanese words.
Published by: Tuttle Publishing | Publication date: 02/08/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 418 pages, ISBN 9781462910090
600 Basic Japanese Verbs: The Essential Reference Guide: Learn the Japanese Vocabulary and Grammar You Need to Learn Japanese and Master the JLPT
600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar—verbs. This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both Japanese script and romanized form, while giving an accurate English translation for each conjugated form, making this book far more comprehensive than any other book on the subject. Compiled by Japanese language experts at The Hiro Japanese Center, more than 30 different verbal forms are given for each verb including all forms used in contemporary spoken, written, formal and conversational Japanese—making this the ideal reference when reading any sort of Japanese printed materials including manga, newspapers, magazines and books. 600 Basic Japanese Verbs places an expert resource at your fingertips, giving you the information you need to speak, read, and write Japanese sentences correctly. Key features of this book are:
- Includes all the most useful verbs and Kanji (logographic Chinese characters) in Japanese, including less common ones.
- A wealth of example sentences are given to demonstrate correct verb usage.
- Over 30 forms are given for each verb including polite or formal, plain, negative, potential, conditional, passive, causative, and many more.
- Both Kana, Japanese script, and romanized forms are given for each entry.
- An ideal study guide for the standard Advanced Placement college test and the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam.
- Special sections are devoted to compound verbs and suru verbs such as Kaimono suru (to shop), benkyo suru (to study), and much more.
Published by: Tuttle Publishing | Publication date: 01/23/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
The easy way to brush up on your English skills Is it good or well? There, their, or they're? Some people don't have to think twice about using proper English, but for the rest of us it can get tricky and confusing. Whether you're writing or speaking, it's all too easy to fall prey to simple mistakes that will represent you in a less-than-desirable light—which can potentially cost you a job or put you in an embarrassing social situation. Avoiding complicated grammar rules, Basic English For Dummies sticks to the basics and makes it easy to get up and running on what you need to know to partake in successful everyday communication, no matter your audience or medium. Inside, you'll find plenty of examples and exercises, guidance on how to structure sentences to make yourself easily understood, and so much more. In no time, you'll leave the 'me or I?' debate at the door and speak and write confidently and correctly. Plus, you'll expand your vocabulary, find the right tone and style you want to convey in your communication, and avoid common English language pitfalls.
- Includes quizzes and self-tests
- Provides guidance on composing letters, emails, texts, and phone calls
- Explains in plain English how to improve your English skills
- Gives you instruction and exercises on putting your skills to practice right away
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 08/14/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 348 pages
Basic Mandarin Chinese - Reading & Writing Textbook: An Introduction to Written Chinese for Beginners (DVD Included)
A complete beginning-level course for written Mandarin Chinese designed to teach you to read and write Mandarin quickly and efficiently! The Basic Mandarin Chinese series offers a complete introductory course superior to any other language product for Chinese. These books teach spoken and written Chinese separately, allowing you to focus on the area most important to you, and to learn the spoken and written forms of Chinese at different speeds depending on your available time and interest. The free audio recordings included with this book reinforce the content and make the learning process easy. Whether you're learning Mandarin for work, travel or other reasons—the Basic Mandarin Chinese approach of having two separate but integrated "tracks" helps you to learn the language more efficiently and more successfully. Key features of this Chinese textbook and online material include:
- Learn to read and write the 288 highest-frequency characters and over 700 words
- Designed to have you reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences quickly
- Both simplified and traditional characters are taught; you may choose to learn either or both
- Features a variety of fonts and styles—typeset and handwritten—preparing you to use Chinese characters in different contexts, from reading signs to texting on your phone
Published by: Tuttle Publishing | Publication date: 11/14/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Elementary Vietnamese, Third Edition: Moi ban noi tieng Viet. Let's Speak Vietnamese. (Downloadable Audio Included)
This is a complete Vietnamese language course designed for college or high school–level classroom use or self–study.Since its publication in 1998, Elementary Vietnamese has become the leading book for anyone wishing to learn Vietnamese, and an invaluable resource for people traveling, studying or working in Vietnam. This beginner Vietnamese book was originally developed for classroom use at Harvard University, where it has been field-tested for many years. This revised Third Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in Vietnamese speech patterns and culture over the past decade.The main focus of Elementary Vietnamese is to assist learners in developing basic skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading the language. It serves a secondary function as a general introduction to modern Vietnamese society and culture, with dialogues, cultural notes, exercises and readings drawn from contemporary life and popular media there. Elementary Vietnamese is designed for effective self-study as well as for use in a college-level classroom.Features of the Third Edition include:
All dialogues, narratives and vocabulary. Grammar and usage notes. Everyday Vietnamese idioms and expressions. A unique set of pronunciation drills to help you speak like a native and . Commonly-used proverbs, to help you speak and understand colloquial Vietnamese.
- Many hours of new downloadable audio recordings by native Vietnamese speakers.
- Innovative pronunciation drills to help you to achieve near-native pronunciation ability.
- New usage examples, cultural notes, and exercises along with photos showing life in Vietnam today.
- A guide for instructors ("New Edition Notes") detailing changes made in the Third Edition.
Published by: Tuttle Publishing | Publication date: 11/10/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Spanish Key Words: The Basic 2000 Word Vocabulary Arranged by Frequency. Learn Spanish Quickly and Easily.
Reddit LifeProTip: If you want to learn a new language, figure out the 100 most frequently used words and start with them. Those words make up about 50% of everyday speech, and knowing the very basics will be enough to get you by. * New for 2017 – Completely revised and updated* A simple, fast, proven way to learn Spanish with ease* First 500 words provides 75% common usage* Easy units - your confidence grows as your vocabulary growsSpanish Key Words provides an easy route to mastering excellent basic Spanish. Easy-to-learn Unit Structure gets you the words you need to know quickly and easily. One hundred easy-to-master units of 20 words each. Learn Spanish quickly and simply.These words are the essential foundation stones on which you intuitively build your language framework:The first 500 words account for 75% of normal conversational usage. The full 2,000 words will equip you for nearly all word occurrences in modern Spanish usage in speech, newspapers, books, television etc. Also provides an all-in-one basic Spanish-English dictionary and an All-in-one basic English-Spanish Dictionary.The perfect aid - to learn Spanish by using the simplest, most logical way to pick up a vocabulary of ten thousand words from two thousand.Spanish Key Words presents you with the 2,000 word basic vocabulary ordered by frequency of occurrence in modern usage - in one hundred simple units.The book is a learning aid benefiting from computer analysis of a million words and consists of a list of the commonest two thousand key words in Spanish, with their meanings in English, arranged in decreasing order of frequency.A simple, fast, proven way to learn Spanish with ease.
Publication date: 04/02/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 144 pages
With tips and exercises, this essential reference will help whether you’re writing a memo or a literary masterpiece. If the purpose of a piece of writing is to convey facts, findings, or instructions, it need be read only once for its content to be clear. If its purpose is to entertain or to provoke thought, it makes readers want to come back for more. But no matter what kind of writing it is, a confident grasp of grammar is crucial for making it work better. Revised and updated, this guide covers four essential aspects of good writing: * Individual words: spelling variations, hyphenation, frequently confused homonyms, frequently misused words and phrases, irregular plurals and negatives, and uses of capitalization and type style to add special meanings * Punctuation: the role of each mark in achieving clarity and affecting tone, and demonstration of how misuses can lead to ambiguity * Syntax and structure: agreement of subject and verb, parallel construction, modifiers, tenses, pronouns, active versus passive voice, and more * Style: advice on the less hard-and-fast areas of clarity and tone, including sentence length and order, conciseness, simplification, reading level, jargon and cliches, and subtlety With self-test exercises and whimsical literary quotations, Grammatically Correct steers clear of academic stuffiness, focusing on practical strategies and intuitive explanations. The book provides examples to show what ambiguities or misinterpretations might result if rules are not followed, and in cases where there is more than one acceptable way to do something, the approach is not to prescribe one over another but simply to describe the options. Readers of this book will never break the rules of language again—at least not intentionally.
Published by: Writer's Digest Books | Publication date: 06/09/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Arabic Stories for Language Learners: Traditional Middle-Eastern Tales In Arabic and English (MP3 Downloadable Audio Included)
Arabic Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used every day in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life colorfully and immediately. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The downloadable in audio helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.
Published by: Tuttle Publishing | Publication date: 08/06/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Accessible, succinct, and including numerous student-friendly features, this introductory textbook offers an exceptional foundation to the field for those who are coming to it for the first time.
- Provides an ideal first course book in phonology, written by a renowned phonologist
- Developed and tested in the classroom through years of experience and use
- Emphasizes analysis of phonological data, placing this in its scientific context, and explains the relevant methodology
- Guides students through the larger questions of what phonological patterns reveal about language
- Includes numerous course-friendly features, including multi-part exercises and annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter
Published by: Wiley-Blackwell | Publication date: 09/13/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Brazilian Portuguese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations such as establishing identity, making contact and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences.With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Building on the success of the first edition, this second edition also includes:• An introduction to the history and current status of Brazilian Portuguese• Notes for Spanish speakers pointing out the main grammatical differences between the two languages• Additional explanation and exemplification of areas of particular difficulty for learners.A combination of reference grammar and practical usage manual, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar is the ideal source for learners of Brazilian Portuguese at all levels, from beginner to advanced.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 03/16/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 559 pages