A Handbook of Japanese Grammar Patterns for Teachers and Learners (English and Japanese languages) is a dictionary of grammar patterns written in English and aimed at both teachers and students.
The concept of «grammar patterns» refers to the meaning, the syntactic function and the use of a sentence.
The book analyzes almost 3000 patterns and includes other sample sentences for illustration.
Among the patterns, you will find those of the Chuujookyuu Nihongo Kyookasho Bunkei Sakuin and the Bumppo-tekina Kinoogo no Tagui, which are specific to levels 1 and 2 of the JLPT.
There are also grammar structures found in newspapers, magazines, novels, screenplays and other sources.
Since its first publication in Japanese in 1998, the dictionary has become popular very quickly among teachers and students of Japanese and is sometimes even referred to as "the Bible" of Japanese. Its translation into English had been long awaited by non-native teachers and students.
- Includes many examples for a good understanding of every grammar structure.
- Includes the kanji reading (furiganas) in the examples.
- Includes examples of common mistakes so they can be avoided.
- Mentions similar expressions and expressions with the opposite meaning.
- Grammar structures typically used in spoken language are included.