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Paperback Handbook of Japanese Grammar Book

ISBN: 0804819408

ISBN13: 9780804819404

Handbook of Japanese Grammar

A compact guide to Japanese grammar. Each entry is written clearly explained in layman's terms, and all possible usages are illustrated in colloquial sample sentences. This description may be from another edition of this product.


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Not a Guide

This book is useful as a reference for students of Japanese. It includes over 600 enteries of Japanese grammar points listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. For those looking for a text for learning Japanese, this isn't a good choice because most of the enteries have only one example for each usage. However, it's great for people who have studied or are studying Japanese. I use it for checking points which I don't often use and easily forget. If you're going to study Japanese, you could use this as a reference for your studies. If you are looking for clear explanations rather than reminders, you should find a more comprehensive book.

Very helpful in translating

This book seems to have just about everything I need for grammar purposes when I translate to and from Japanese. However, I have on rare occassion been stumped, with no help from this book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to translate, but I'd advise other tools for learning the language.

A nearly-perfect grammatical reference

This book bears a strong similarity to A Handbook of Japanese Usage, but differs in a few ways - this book focuses more on larger grammatical terms than the other - for example, this book has an entry for 'ni chigai nai' - 'it must be', whereas the other has entries for smaller terms and particles, such as 'ni' and 'nai'. Therefore, I have also found this book to be useful and interesting as a language learning resource, while the other is more useful as a reference. A Handbook of Japanese Grammar is structured like a dictionary, with alphabetical entries, and example sentences given for each one to detail their possible usages. This is quite a valuable book. Note: The system of romanization used here is the Hepburn system.

The "Almost Perfect" book on Japanese Grammer

great book, lots of useful info on sentence structure and grammatical patterns. However, i'd prefer more usage of hiragana and less romanji.
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