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!:
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
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.