Katakana, the Basics of Japanese - The Japan Shop
Katakana, the Basics of Japanese [Paperback] $14.00
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] $14.00
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] $14.00
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] $28.00
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] $19.00
  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] $28.00
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!
Kanji 100 - The Most Essential Kanji in Japanese [Paperback]
Kanji 100 - The Most Essential Kanji in Japanese [Paperback] $14.00
For Beginners of the Japanese language. WAIT! If you are just starting out learning Japanese, this bundle is perfect for you.Beri-Beri Shoshinsha bundle is ON SALE and has a FREE Lifetime updates! This bundle is more sequential and has a suggested path for studying and specifically designed for a total beginner of learning Japanese language.These lessons are based on N5. Learn how to read and write Katakana, Hiragana, and basic Kanji. You'll also learn to speak Japanese and understand practical expressions, study culture, traditions, and arts. Click here NOW with Stroke Order! This book will guide you through the first and most important kanji 100 essentials. More difficult kanji are built from this foundation. Learning these first 100 hundred kanji well will greatly help your Japanese in the future. Yes, this is true even if your main goal is conversational Japanese. 100 essential kanji FREE MP3s of all the readings and examples found in the book Mnemonic and helpful comments throughout Every kanji has its correct stroke order shown Each has multiple examples and an example sentence showing the usage PDF for use on ANY device (including PC and Mac) Plus, Kindle and ePub (Nook and Sony) ebook versions for your reading device ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps Those thousands of characters originally from Chinese–can be a rewarding experience. Japanese as a foreign language not dependent on the alphabet is often seen as exotic and “cool” by the English speaker. It certainly is at the heart of this appeal. Learn the most common readings, and useful example jukugo (kanji combinations), and understand usage with an example sentence for each kanji. Best of all, download the 100 sound files and listen while you learn. We are also including a PDF version in the download so you can optionally study from your computer as well. NOTE: Digital and Print Versions are Available! The print version is printed on demand and can take up to two weeks to arrive (usually sooner!). You'll also receive the digital version immediately after purchase. If you choose a digital version, you'll instantly get the download links in a minute after purchasing. You do not need to have a Dropbox account to access or download the files. You will be able to instantly download all files on a PC or Mac (computer or laptop) and/or access any individual file on any of your mobile devices. If you don't see the email after the order, please check your spam folder or email us for support. These books are available on Amazon
Japanese Grammar 100 in Plain English [Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
Japanese Grammar 100 in Plain English [Paperback] $14.00
PLEASE NOTE: Save money by buying our beginners bundle, Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha. It has this book included. Click here to learn more.   This book, Japanese grammar 100 is intended to introduce important grammatical points in a structured, bite-sized way. We will introduce only the most useful grammatical points ordered by how common they are in beginner level textbooks. It is not, however, designed to replace a textbook or even a detailed grammar book. 166 Pages [PDF] Includes link to download the Digital Copy (and MP3s) This book will help you meet the most important Strangers and move them into the Acquaintance or even Friend category. BONUS #1: Also included is an article on the top ten mistakes beginners make–learn about common mistakes before you make them. BONUS #2: Download FREE MP3s for every example given (Link is on the last page of the book). Recommended for Beginners of Japanese. NEWLY REVISED and EXPANDED [March 2013]Includes FREE MP3s of all example sentences. Beginning to learn a new language can be a lot of fun. But it is important to begin your learning with structure. You don't want to end up knowing random or useless information that will sap your motivation once the initial enthusiasm fades. This book is intended to introduce important grammatical points in a structured, bite-sized way. We will introduce only the most useful grammatical points ordered by how common they are in beginner level textbooks. It is not, however, designed to replace a textbook or even a detailed grammar book. As a result, we spend a little time explaining each grammatical note. Each of the one hundred lessons is designed to be completed in less than ten minutes. You won't master a grammatical point in one ten-minute sitting. You will, however, become familiar with something previously unknown. The next time you review that lesson or run across it in your textbook, you will feel like you are meeting someone you have seen or even met before. In fact, that is a good way to look at it. We believe that learning complex and previously unknown things like grammar is best done in stages: Stranger (This is an unknown grammatical point.) The acquaintance (You've heard of it, but you don't know much about its function or usage.) Friend (You know a good deal about its function and usage, but may not be able to use it smoothly in conversation.) Best Friend (You have mastered the grammatical point and you are able to use it correctly at will.) Please note: you will receive a zip file which must be opened with a PC or Mac. Later, you can send the files to your phone or tablet.