Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication A Self-study Course and Reference

By: Kamiya, Taeko

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An indispensable tool for acquiring basic communication skills in a limited amount of time.
With Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication, even absolute beginners can learn to communicate in Japanese in a matter of days. Designed specifically for native-English speakers approaching Japanese as a second language, this book presents 142 essential Japanese sentence patterns, first by giving equivalents in English, then following with Japanese translations. Each pattern is accompanied by a concise, easy-to-follow explanation and several Japanese example sentences that demonstrate its usage. In addition, practice sections for each pattern allow the student to test his or her understanding of the material presented.
Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication is organized into twelve chapters according to communicative function, including such tasks as making simple, declarative statements about people and things in the world; making comparisons; talking about events in the past, present and future; expressing desire, conjecture and intention;
stating causes or reasons; making requests; asking and giving permission; and using the passive and causative-passive voices. Extensive charts at the back of the book outline the rules for inflecting and conjugating adjectives and verbs-essential to fluent communication.

Title: Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication A Self-study Course and Reference

Author Name: Kamiya, Taeko

Categories: Japanese,

Publisher: Japan, Kodansha International Ltd: 1/Jan/1999

ISBN Number: 4770029837

ISBN Number 13: 9784770029836

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 12762

Description: 182 x 128mm. . A Self-study Course and Reference 320 Chapters are organised by communicative function. Each presents several Japanese sentence patterns side-by-side with English equivalents (in the form of simple example sentences). The English equivalents are meant to give the English-speaking learner a clear idea of how the Japanese sentence pattern is actually used. Following each Japanese pattern and English equivalent is an explanation of the Japanese grammar, which gives the reader the necessary information to generate sentences using the pattern introduced. Example sentences in English and Japanese follow. There is also a practice section for each pattern, which allows the reader to test his understanding. *142 sentence patterns: most are very basic, but some are intermediate-level. (ISBN: 9784770029836 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 12762)

Keywords: CJBT Japanese Learning a Language,