Intermediate Japanese. A Grammar and Workbook

EAN: 9780415498593

ISBN: 978-0-415-49859-3 //  ISBN: 9780415498593
Year of publication: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Number of pages: 284
Languages: English, Japanese
Country of origin: Japan

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Intermediate Japanese is designed for learners who have achieved a basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each unit combines clear, concise grammar explanations with examples and exercises to help build confidence and fluency.

The book is divided into two parts. Part One outlines fundamental components of Japanese including particles, question words, verb types and tense while Part Two builds on this foundation by introducing grammatical patterns organised by the task they achieve.

Features include:

  • clear, accessible format
  • jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • many useful and culturally relevant examples
  • abundant exercises with full answer key
  • detailed index of grammar patterns.

Intermediate Japanese reviews the principal elements presented in its sister volume, Basic Japanese, and introduces more complicated structures. Suitable for both classroom use and the independent learner, the two books form a compendium of the essentials of Japanese grammar.


Part 1: Basic building blocks

1. More counters
2. Particles that require special attention
3. Question words
4. More on social roles
5. Verb types
6. Tense
7. Connecting phrases and sentences
8. Overviews of grammatical contexts that require certain forms

Part 2: Grammar by tasks

  9. Referring to previously introduced items
10. Describing quantity
11. Describing timing
12. Giving commands
13. Expressing obligation
14. Expressing intentions
15. Expressing and implying purposes
16. Giving reasons
17. Describing changes
18. Describing one’s experience
19. Estimating likelihood of events
20. More on quotation
21. Expressing conditions
22. Shifting perspectives
23. Indicating conformity to or deviation from expectations
24. Expressing desires
25. Expressing influence over other and by others.

Sobre los autores:

Shoko Hamano is Professor of Japanese and International Affairs in The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at George Washington University.

Takae Tsujioka is a Japanese Teaching Instructor in The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at George Washington University.

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