The Handbook of Japanese Adjectives and Adverbs ePUB –

For any beginner of Japanese, adjectives and adverbs are bound to present a challenge Unlike English adjectives, Japanese ones conjugate, meaning that you must memorize their various forms before being able to build sentences of any complexity Adverbs do not conjugate, but make use of particles to show their grammatical relationship to other words, and some have very subtle shades of meaning that are difficult to grasp Moreover, many do not translate into adverbs in EnglishThe role these parts of speech play in adding flavor to the Japanese language is invaluable This handy reference manual introduces the basic and basics of adjectives and adverbs in a clear and sensible way, enabling students not only to speak Japanese but to do it with pizzazzThe book is divided roughly in half, the first half dealing with adjectives, the second with adverbs Each is prefaced by a short introduction that serves as an overview of the material introduced The section on adjectives is divided into two parts Partcovers the conjugations of i and na adjectives and some basic auxiliary adjectives, and Partpresents common sentence patterns in which adjectives appearThe adverb section is arranged by topic Among the types of adverbs explained here are those used to express time, quantity, degree, circumstance, and natural sounds or actions the ubiquitous onomatopoeic adverbsEach entry in this book is given a simple, concise English explanation and two orexample sentences to illustrate its usage Exercises every few pages enable students to measure their understanding Finally, a number of quick reference lists in the appendixes provide a convenient means of recalling and building vocabularyTogether with its sister publication, The Handbook of Japanese Verbs, this unique manual is certain to provide years of friendly guidanceTAEKO KAMIYA received her BA from Doshisha Women s College and MAs from the University of San Francisco in education and from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in linguistics A veteran language teacher, withyears experience teaching Japanese, she is the author of numerous books on the Japanese language, including The Handbook of Japanese Verbs and The Handbook of Japanese Adjectives and Adverbs both by Kodansha International

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