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Topic and Focus http://www.sf.airnet......focus.html
The topic and the focus are concepts commonly found in human languages. Topics are old information, which you have already talked about in a conversation. Focuses are new information, which is often the key of an answer to a question.
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Particles & Patterns http://users.tmok.co......rvpat.html
Sentence patterns are often referred to in discussing language learning. Once one manages to get an ability to understand and...
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Origin of the -masu form http://users.tmok.co......pmasu.html
Probably most of you learned -desu, -masu ending sentences at first. This form is quite recently became standard.
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Learn Japanese Online http://www.learn-japanese.net/
Japanese is considered by many to be the most difficult language to learn. However, you have taken the right set by coming to learn-japanese.net.
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nagoya Dialect http://mediazone.tcp......BITENW/NB/
Nagoya-ben also known as Nagoya dialect is explained and examples are given.
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Interrogatives http://www.griffith.......usage.html
There are two ways to make interrogative questions. The first expression starts with...
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Japanese for the Western Brain http://www.mindsprin......index.html
Japanese is a challenging language for most who didn't learn it as children. I present some of the basic principles of grammar and usage in a way that doesn't resemble your textbook.
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Relative Clause http://www.sf.airnet......lause.html
A relative clause has a main noun and an explanatory phrase that are combined in a grammatical way, and it has a base structure. For instance...
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Japanese Proverbs http://www.cs.cmu.ed......ous/japan/
Several popular Japanese idioms and proverbs in kanji and romaji with short explanations.
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Literature http://www.logosfree......num_row=20
Logos Free Books
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Notes on Japanese Grammar http://www.csse.mona......ammar.html
Word Order, Nouns, Pronouns, Demonstratives and Interrogatives, Particles, Verbs, Giving and Receiving, Particles
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Kanji Study Guide http://jlpt.u-biq.org/2k2.html
A place for studying JLPT Level 2 Kanji
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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.
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Verbs http://www.sf.airnet....../verb.html
Japanese verbs are divided into two groups with different inflection styles. One group is called the Group I verbs, the -u verbs, the Godan verbs, the consonant verbs, and the strong verbs.
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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".
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negative Forms http://www.sf.airnet......ative.html
First of all, I would like to explain the difference between verbs and adjectives in Japanese. You have learned that Japanese adjectives have inflection like verbs, but their ways of inflection are quite different
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Japanese for Young People 2 http://www.amazon.co......oding=utf8
Amazon.com: Japanese for Young People II (Japanese for Young People): Books: Association for Japanese-Language Teaching by Association for Japanese-Language Teaching
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No De http://homepage3.nif......on-e45.htm
-node indicating a reason or rationale
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Case and Preposition http://www.sf.airnet....../case.html
Cases are markers of the grammatical roles of nouns. In most European languages, inflection of articles, adjectives, and nouns is used to show cases. English pronouns have three cases:
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Interrogative Chart http://www.griffith.......tives.html
Japanese interrogatives are used in two ways to make a question: straight way, and soft way...
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