Books by Kodansha
like "Japanese Sentence Patterns for Effective Communication
", "Dictionary of Japanese Grammar", "Handbook of Adjectives and Adverbs", "All About Particles" and so on. These are highest quality materials available, not only for beginning and intermediate, but also for advanced ("How to Sound Intelligent in Japanese
", "Building Word Power in Japanese", etc). Go to their site and have a look at everything they have. Assimil
's "Japanese with Ease" (or the original, le Japonais sans Peine
) for vocabulary building (the grammar is poorly explained, but... it is Assimil
, needless to say anymore. You can acquire a good grounding in grammar with the ones above and use this to get direct to the "real thing")Cortina
's "Conversational Japanese" is also advised. It uses romaji
only, but it is also a very helpful resource for beginners. It has a very complete grammatical appendix and a glossary with useful words for daily conversation.
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