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anonymous asked:

do you have any suggestions on the best workbooks that can help in learning, writing, and talking in Japanese? more the one book is fine, thank you :)

Books & Links to guide your journey in learning Japanese language!

Note: Each set of books is for specific purpose.As a tip, it’s better to focus on one skill at a time. It’s recommended to work on grammar before focusing on learning kanji. With that in mind, here we go!:

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Basic stuff!
Easily learn Hiragana
Easily learn Katakana
Introduction about kanji before you start to learn them

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Book set to master basic Japanese (recommended)
TRY! N5 grammar with CD
TRY! N4 grammar with CD
500 Questions for N5-N4 Practice + grammar review
Dictionary for Basic Japanese Grammar

If you’re unsure of which book to buy, this set is all you need. The amount of time require to finish this set would be around 4 - 8 months. The dictionary is complimentary but so worth to have!

One step further:
TRY! N3 grammar with CD
500 Questions for N3 Practice + grammar review
>> Check out the details of this book set

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Hone Kanji reading skills
Books to learn & practice kanji
>> How to use the book

Indepth Kanji study
Book to guide you to remember kanji easily with mnemonics (for beginners)
Kanji dictionary learners (to guide you on each kanji usage)

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Japanese Conversation/Speaking skill
• Basic survival conversation & situation
–> this book teach basic survival grammar!

Learn Japanese with conversation (shadowing technique)
>> Learn more about both books here

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Reading practice material
Ghibli’s Story book - [Full post]
Easy to read Japanese Manga  - [Full post]
Bilingual Doraemon manga  - [Full post]
>> More books & review here

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Another set to master basic Japanese grammar:

Note: It’s not effective to have a different set of similar book, just pick the set you like the most. If you like Genki better, get a genki set and so on~

If you ask our opinion, Genki is easier with a more detailed English explanation but explained from English point of view.

While minna no nihongo is a very immersive study book but will confuse and discourage some people.

Our recommendation Try set above is somewhere in the middle. It’s immersive but not to confusing and each grammar is explained from Japanese point of view~

Minna no nihongo

Minna no Nihongo Beginners Part 1 book (N5-N4)
Minna no Nihongo Beginners Part 2 book (N5-N4)
Minna no Nihongo set review & links

Genki
Genki 1
Genki workbook 1
Genki 2
Genki workbook 2
Answer key for workbook 1&2

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Hope this helps! Happy learning 。゚✶ฺ.ヽ(*´∀`*)ノ.✶゚ฺ。

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 Happy

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Sheep

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Flexing

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Writing

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Monkey

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Sport

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Touching

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What is the difference between watashi, boku and ore?

Unlike “I” in English, there are a lot of way to say it in Japanese. The problem is that different words emit a different nuance so some word might not be appropriate to be used in some situation. Therefore it will help a lot to know the proper way to use each word! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧

Watashi – is the first pronoun you will be learning in any book and can be safely used in any kind of situations. It’s quite formal, but there is another word that have higher formality such as watakushi . There are also other alternate form such as atashi which have a more feminine nuance and therefore only used by girls, woman or by man who willingly use it to be feminine.

Boku – commonly used by little boys with family members or friends. Have a bit of childish/pure nuance.

Ore – used by men and have a nuance where you put yourself higher than others. It’s considered rude to be used in normal situation. But it’s very normal for grown up boys / man to use it among friends. They seen it to have somewhat “manly/cool” nuance.

Happy learning °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°  

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