Kanji Study Guide http://jlpt.u-biq.org/2k2.html|
A place for studying JLPT Level 2 Kanji
Nihon Shock Great Japan Resources http://www.nihonshock.com/|
A blog about Japan. Study Japanese, learn about Japan, enjoy the culture.
Classes & Lessons http://www.japonin.c......tbooks.php|
Classes at JOI include FlexLessons (small-group lessons) and private lessons.
Instruction is available at all levels, from introductory to advanced.
Coordinated private lessons from more than one native Japanese teacher is available.
Mock N3 Test http://www.squidoo.c......pt-n3-quiz|
No man has yet seen a real JLPT level n3 test in the wild, nor has a test content specification been released, nor are there any signs of one being released any time soon....
N3 Grammar http://www.tanos.co.......3/grammar/|
Japanese on-line http://www.hesjapanese.com|
Do you love Japanese culture?
Just break down the language barrier.Japanese isn’t so hard after all, see it for yourself!
I’m inviting you to study, Maiko
Japanese 1-2-3 http://www.japanese123.com/|
Learn Japanese. Study kanji, grammar, and advanced Nihongo! - This is a great site with so many lessons in many varied forms. I have learned a lot from it.
Deshou - Probably http://www.as.ua.edu......ammar6.htm|
Deshou, particles, positions, comparative.
Honorifics O & Go http://www.as.ua.edu......ammar5.htm|
The kanji character 御 can be added to the front of certain words to not only show honor to the person you are talking to, but also to the words themselves. The character is usually pronounced "o" but in some cases, like goshujin ([your] husband) and gohan, it is pronounced "go."
Ko, So, A Chart http://www.as.ua.edu......osoado.htm|
The words in yellow boxes are PRENOMINALS which means they must be followed by a noun or noun predicate (fill in the __ with a noun).
Noun Conjugation Chart http://www.as.ua.edu......gation.htm|
You do not have to change the base forms of nouns at all, just add the interchangeable endings in the chart below. I have put casual forms, (used with your in-group such as family and friends), in green. Note that there are two alternatives for the negative conjugations. The first alternative ends in ~nai or ~nakatta.
Masu & Noun Modifiers http://www.as.ua.edu......ammar4.htm|
Some words in Japanese like ちがいます (wrong; incorrect) are not verbs in English. If they end in ます, they are verbs in Japanese! Later we will change the tense of the verbs by "conjugation" (changing the ます form). The stem of the verb holds the meaning, and usually includes a kanji character. The stem only changes in a few irregular verbs.
Particle Review http://www.as.ua.edu......ticles.htm|
Here is a quick review of the function of particles. Please refer to the Grammar Index for links back to the Grammar Notes of each Module where the particles first appeared.
Keigo, Honorifics http://www.as.ua.edu......lchart.htm|
How to use Keigo.
How does keigo work? When do you use humble and honorific? You must review the Keigo Essay in Core Module 3, and here is a quick reference for you to commit to memory:
TE Form http://www.as.ua.edu......_notes.htm|
GREAT Te form explanation. Splendid. Simply brilliant.
て (Gerund) Form of Verbs
Why do verbs need to be in te form?
Time Words Chart http://www.as.ua.edu......ewords.htm|
All time words listed in an easy to see chart.
Verb Conjugation Chart http://www.as.ua.edu......gation.htm|
"Direct style" is a term made up by an American linguist. It is a useful term to refer to when discussing grammar. Words (nouns, verbs or adjectives) in direct style are words in dictionary form or any conjugation other than masu forms. You can think of "direct" style as speaking without masu forms, which is
There are two ways to make interrogative questions.
The first expression starts with...
Interrogative Chart http://www.griffith.......tives.html|
Japanese interrogatives are used in two ways to make a question: straight way, and soft way...
Some Things to Remember http://www.griffith.......opics.html|
Grammatically, one of the most misunderstood Japanese words by basic learners may be 「すき」. 「すき」is believed to be an equivalent verb of the English "to like".