I Think I’m Learning Japanese

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I want to share with you a review of a Japanese learning book I have found very helpful. The title is Japanese the Manga Way and it is by Wayne P. Lammers. It is not a course-type book, like those that have exercises and vocabulary lists. But it is great at explaining grammer/sentence structure. This is something I need. I want to understand how the language works. I have read where some people say to read and read and you will pick up the grammer. I get that, because I think that is how I have aquired English grammer. (Have you ever heard something and knew it just didn’t sound right? That’s aquiring grammer without necessarily being able to explain it.)

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That is what a typical page looks like. As you can tell from the title, the book takes examples from different manga. A box is usually put around the word or phrase that is being described by the text.

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That is a page showing an example of certain topics that go into more depth then in the rest of the book.

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There are charts throughout the book that sum up the things taught in the chapter.

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Here are the chapters.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to anyone learning Japanese. It shouldn’t be the only book you use, but I don’t think using just one book is the best idea.

You can buy it off of Amazon; that’s what I did.

(Bear with me on the quality of the pictures, please!)

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