Katakana, the Basics of Japanese - The Japan Shop
Katakana, the Basics of Japanese [Paperback] $16.00
Learn katakana fast and painlessly.For English speakers wanting to start learning Japanese.If you want to learn Japanese, mastering hiragana and katakana should be one of the first things you do. Many textbooks begin assuming the student knows the kana. This book is designed to help you master katakana quickly.With this book, you will learn all the main katakana characters plus all the variations. You will also learn important vocabulary words using the katakana that you have learned.In addition to the PDF of the book, it also includes all the MP3s of the sounds (so you can be sure you are pronouncing the characters correctly), a poster you can print, a PDF of flashcards you can print and cut, and a PDF of our 14 page writing practice pad for mastering Katakana.Argiatou and here's to your Japanese!
Inazuma #1: Japanese Honorifics & Pronouns - San, Chan, Sama, Say What? - The Japan Shop
Inazuma #1: Japanese Honorifics & Pronouns [Paperback] $16.00
Just how do I say "I" in Japanese?   Watashi? Watakushi? Ore? Boku? Ora? Sessha?   Yes. All of the above, and there are more.   This quick-and-to-the-point lesson, which includes free MP3s of all the examples and words, covers the basics and beyond of Japanese pronouns and honorifics. If you are a beginner and pronouns and honorifics confuse you, this book is for you.   Honorifics are words like san, sama, sensei, and senpai which convey esteem or respect for someone's position or rank. Even the pronouns are not simple. Gender, status, and familiarity all play a part in choosing your "Mr." or "Miss."   This book helps demystify Japanese pronouns and honorifics.   Are you a beginner? Great! Click add to cart to get started now.   -- Each book in the Inazuma Series of Japanese lessons focuses on a very narrow topic, giving you both the essential information upfront and the spice of nonessential but fun information following.    It is like eating your vegetables with ketchup.
Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese [Paperback] $16.00
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle for FREE. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here and get this for free - Japanese Reader Collection NEWLY UPDATED! This is for the paperback plus the digital files. PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats. Everything you need to quickly and painlessly learn hiragana. Includes: 5 printable PDFs including our forty-eight page Hiragana Booklet, Flashcards and Posters AND audio files. In all, almost 14 megs of media to aid in the mastering of Hiragana. Paperback will be mailed to you 48 Printable PDF PDF Posters; PDF Practice Writing Pad; MP3s Download link emailed ASAP after order (not currently instant–sorry!) Kindle and ePub ebook formats also included ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps. REVISED EDITION now with FREE MP3s and Printable PDFs as a download.Many teachers recommend learning hiragana as a first step toward Japanese proficiency. Helpful mnemonics and illustrations help the student quickly learn the characters painlessly. You can learn hiragana in less than two weeks using this book if you can set aside a few minutes a day to study. – Helpful Mnemonics – Fully Illustrated – Covers all forty-six main characters plus all the variations – History and helpful hints throughout – Writing Practice Sheets – Download more PDF practice sheets and the sound files of all hiragana for free.
Frank and the Obaasan Volume 2, a Japanese Reader for Beginners: The Next 10 Episodes [Paperback]
Frank and the Obaasan Volume 2, a Japanese Reader for Beginners: The Next 10 Episodes [Paperback] $32.00
Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. If you are looking for the digital only version, please click here.   280 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   READ real Japanese Today! Are you a beginner to upper beginner level students of Japanese? If so, this reader is for you. Every word is defined and important grammatical patterns are explained in plain English. If you can read hiragana, you are ready for this book. BONUS! Get FREE Sound Files of each story. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page. The Story:While on an intergalactic spy mission, Frank the alien crash landed in Japan and met Obaasan. In their first adventure, they helped prevent an inter-galactic war with the aid of natto. But now, a new menace has emerged which, once again, threatens the entire universe. * All Japanese kanji have furigana* 10 complete episodes in one story arc. Each story is presented in real Japanese (with furigana) and with a running gloss which breaks down all vocabulary and grammar points.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).* Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible.* Download the FREE sound files to listen while you study. Frank and the Obaasan is a fun (certainly not serious) reader for beginners of Japanese. If you are looking for Japanese reading material that is fairly easy but not written for children, this is a resource for you. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese! What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Buy Now” now!
Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases [Paperback]
Japanese Sentences: Beginning Phrases [Paperback] $21.00
  Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. This physical book also includes the digital version, but if you are looking for the digital only version, please click here for the bundle with this book in it. Digital products have no shipping charges!   68 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   Learn important Japanese sentences one word at a time An in-depth study of the sentence structure of 21 useful phrases with many more variations and examples.  What you'll get: 68 Page PDF Includes ePub & Mobi files MP3s with every Japanese example sentence Ready to improve your Japanese while increasing your cultural knowledge? Add to cart now.
Frank and the Obaasan, a Japanese Reader for Beginners: The First 15 Episodes [Paperback]
Frank and the Obaasan, a Japanese Reader for Beginners: The First 15 Episodes [Paperback] $32.00
Note: This is the physical paperback version which will be shipped to your location. If you are looking for the digital only version, please click here.   338 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   READ real Japanese Today! Are you a beginner to upper beginner level students of Japanese? If so, this reader is for you. Every word is defined and important grammatical patterns are explained in plain English. If you can read hiragana, you are ready for this book. BONUS! Get FREE Sound Files of each story. Listen while reading. The link to the MP3s is found on the last page. The Stories:While on an intergalactic spy mission, Frank the alien loses control of his spaceship and plummets to Earth. Japan to be precise. Lacking Essential repair materials, Frank must learn the earthling’s language and find earth equivalents of the materials needed to repair his ship. With only a limited knowledge of Earth ways—and the Japanese language—Frank discovers a number of interesting things, not the least… natto. Join Frank and his new-found buddies in this multi-planetary adventure! * All Japanese kanji have furigana* 15 complete episodes. Each story is presented in real Japanese (with furigana) and with a running gloss which breaks down all vocabulary and grammar points.* ENGLISH SUMMARY: Finally, we have included a simple and mostly literal English translation for you to check your understanding (Don’t cheat! Work through the Japanese first!).* Short stories makes reading full Japanese texts possible.* Download the FREE MP3s to listen while you study. Frank and the Obaasan is a fun (certainly not serious) reader for beginners of Japanese. If you are looking for Japanese reading material that is fairly easy but not written for children, this is a resource for you. Finally, we invite the reader to contact us with questions or requests for future Japanese readers. You will find our personal email addresses in the book. To your Japanese! What are you waiting for? Ninja up your Japanese. Click “Buy Now” now!