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Japanese Resource Guide!

Below will be a TON of resources that will hopefully help guide you in your Japanese journey! (>///<)

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/grammar_guide.pdf PDF Link: ^

Frequently asking yourself about the multiple particles and differences in 「は」 (a topic particle) and 「が」 (a identifier/subject particle)? Have questions about anything grammar related and need a quick guide to go by? Then the link above may be for you! ;D

Just a tippet of the stuff talked about in so-called guide.. (compiled by Tae Kim :D)


Contents 1 Introduction 11 1.1 The problem with conventional textbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1.2 A Japanese guide to learning Japanese grammar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 1.3 Suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2 The Writing System 15 2.1 The Scripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2.2 Intonation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2.3 Hiragana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2.3.1 The Muddied Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.3.2 The Small 「や」、「ゆ」、 and 「よ」 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2.3.3 The Small 「つ」 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2.3.4 The Long Vowel Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2.4 Katakana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 2.4.1 The Long Vowel Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.4.2 The Small 「ア、イ、ウ、エ、オ」 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2.4.3 Some examples of words in Katakana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 2.5 Kanji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2.5.1 What is Kanji? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2.5.2 Learning Kanji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 2.5.3 Reading Kanji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2.5.4 Why Kanji? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 3 Basic Grammar 29 3.1 Basic Grammatical Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 3.2 Expressing State-of-Being . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 3.2.1 Declaring something is so and so using 「だ」 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 3.2.2 Conjugating to the negative state-of-being . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 3.2.3 Conjugating to the past state-of-being . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 3.2.4 Conjugation summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 3.3 Introduction to Particles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 3.3.1 Defining grammatical functions with particles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 3.3.2 The 「は」 topic particle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 3.3.3 The 「も」 inclusive topic particle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 3.3.4 The 「が」 identifier particle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 3.4 Adjectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 3.4.1 Properties of Adjectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

and much, much more!

COSCOM https://www.coscom.co.jp/index.html

"CosCom has developed numerous unique materials that are based on our long-established Japanese teaching experience."

My experience with this site has been very efficient in furthering my studies, some of the things you have to look forward to on this site is..

^A word of the day ^Words and Basics ^A very detailed hiragana & katakana guide with plenty of resources and kana writing practices to help you further your kana knowledge. https://www.coscom.co.jp/hiragana-katakana/index.html ^The ability to change the Japanese shown on the site to either romaji, hiragana & katakana, or kanji. ^Basic Words and Greetings (much of which you've seen in katakana and hiragana in the multiple introduction lessons shown here on Duolingo!) https://www.coscom.co.jp/learnjapanese101/wordcategory/basicwords_greeting.html

Hiragana Help https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-hiragana/

I hope this guide has helped you! I will continue updating it every so often. ;D (Please note that I do not own any of the fore-shown content, this is merely a way to spread resources throughout the Japanese Duolingo Community!

December 5, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Merkyland

Thanks for the amazing Guide of Japanese

Be careful with the ONU !:v

December 5, 2017
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