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A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar

A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar


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Author: Seiichi Makino
Michio Tsutsui
Date Published: 1989/03/20
Audio: No audio
Genre: Grammar
Level: Elementary

A must-have for learners who want to get a better grip on Japanese grammar.

Around 200 essential elementary grammar items are presented with many example sentences and easy-to-follow explanations in English. A bestselling classic in Japanese grammar, with over 200,000 copies sold.

The book also thoroughly explains common pitfalls and the distinctions in usage of similar expressions, helping users to develop an even stronger grasp of Japanese grammar. A must-have reference for learners and teachers alike.

Sister titles: A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar, A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar


◆Characteristics of Japanese Grammar

  1. Word Order
  2. Topic
  3. Ellipsis
  4. Personal Pronouns
  5. Passive
  6. Politeness and Formality
  7. Sentence-final Particles
  8. Sound Symbolisms--giseigo and gitaigo
  9. Viewpoint

◆Main Entries

 ageru ~ zutsu


  1. Basic Conjugations
  2. Semantic Classification of Verbs
  3. Pairs of Intransitive and Transitive Verbs
  4. Connection Forms of Important Expressions
  5. Ko-so-a-do
  6. Numerals and Counters
  7. Compound Words
  8. Improving Reading Skill by Identifying an 'Extended Sentential Unit'
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