101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English from $7.00
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here - Japanese Vocabulary Booster Value Pack WHICH FORMAT SHOULD I GET?Paperback: Requires shippingDigital Download: Get instant access of the ebook and sound files Learn 101 useful Japanese idioms. What happens if your mouth is heavy? Or if you use people with your chin? Or when you grind sesame? Find out all about these idioms and much more. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is recommended. 200 page paperback Printable PDF Over 300 MP3s with each phrase and example sentence Flash eBook for interactive studying and listening Works on both PCs and Macs NOW FREE Kindle and Nook ebook versions ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps. Once one zooms beyond the basics of a language, idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and slang can provide the spice to keep motivation up and progress going forward. This book will introduce 101 of the most common Japanese idioms. We are including at no extra charge MP3s for all the examples found in this book. Create playlists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link is found on the last page. We believe the best way to learn vocabulary–by far–is to study words within their proper context. Every idiom is followed by an example sentence and a paragraph or two explaining the context and usage. Each idiom will have three sound files associated with it. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses. The first sound file is the idiom itself. The second is the example sentence. The third sound file has the idiom, an English translation, the idiom repeated slowly, and the example sentence with translation. Try to mimic the Japanese speakers in sound and presentation. We highly recommend knowing hiragana before tackling this book. Every kanji here has furigana (small hiragana) over it to aid reading. If you do not yet know hiragana, please check out our Hiragana book: “Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese.”
101 Japanese Set Phrases and Power Words [Paperback]
101 Japanese Set Phrases and Power Words [Paperback] $19.00
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here - Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha Learn 101 useful Japanese idioms. What happens if your mouth is heavy? Or if you use people with your chin? Or when you grind sesame? Find out all about these idioms and much more. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is recommended. 129 page paperback Printable PDF Over 100 sound files with each phrase and example sentence Works on both PCs and Macs NOW FREE Kindle and Nook ebook versions ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps. Give your Japanese a boost by learning 101 Japanese Set Phrases and Power Words! Every language has phrases and expressions that are used on an everyday basis. Every single entry in the book is a phrase or a form of a phrase that is used daily in Japanese. Learning these power words and phrases will greatly improve your conversational skills. * Every entry has at least one example sentence * Usage and variations are explained in plain English * Listen to the sound files for pronunciation help
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200 More Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Paperback + Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
200 More Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Paperback] $19.00
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here - Japanese Vocabulary Booster Value Pack WHICH FORMAT SHOULD I GET?Paperback: Requires shippingDigital Download: Get a zip file with everything by email InstantlyAmazon.com Kindle Edition: Buy from Amazon directly and still download the MP3s (found in the back of the eBook). Click Here. Our 101 Common Japanese Idioms book covers essential Japanese idioms every student should know. But what if you need more?! 200 More Japanese Idioms is here to help. What does it mean to have many mouths? Or how about being born out of one's mouth? Or to take someone for a ride on the wheel of your mouth? The mouth doesn't just mean "mouth" when used as an idiom.  101 pages (Paperback or PDF) The Digital download includes the book as a PDF, ePub, Kindle format (MOBI), and sound files of all the idioms The Paperback also includes the Digital Download Works on both PCs and Macs Once one zooms beyond the basics of a language, idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and slang can provide the spice to keep motivation up and progress going forward. This book will introduce 200 of the most common Japanese idioms. 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.
Basho-Japanese Haiku with Vocabulary and Explanation [Paperback]
Basho-Japanese Haiku with Vocabulary and Explanation [Paperback] $19.00
  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 for the bundle with this book in it. Digital products have no shipping charges!   69 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   READ real Japanese Today! People around the world are fascinated by haiku—so much can be expressed by so few words—but not many outside Japan can enjoy Japanese haiku in its original form. Even the most famous classical Japanese haiku poet, Basho, is accessible to most people only in translation. While good translations capture the core meaning of the words, nuance and aspects of Japanese culture are not so easily translated.This book is intended to help the beginning to intermediate student of Japanese not only learn Japanese vocabulary and grammar, but also to reveal some of the hidden nuance in translation.What you'll get: Read and understand twenty of Matsuo Bashō's most famous haiku. For beginner to intermediate students of Japanese Download sound files of all the haiku in Japanese and all the commentary of the haiku Every word is defined and major grammar or haiku elements explained Every haiku and commentary have a QR code which you can scan to instantly get the sound recording for that text Ready to improve your Japanese while increasing your cultural knowledge? Add to cart now.
Beginning Japanese 30 Day Chousen 挑戦 [Paperback]
Beginning Japanese 30 Day Chousen 挑戦 [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!   122 pages | Paperback | Includes FREE MP3s and eBook formats   30 Day Challenge One lesson a day for 30 days. Begin each day with a proverb, saying, or idiom. Master an important kanji, and then breakdown a sentence to help with your reading, vocabulary, listening, kanji, and even pronunciation. What you'll get: 122 Page PDF Includes ePub & Mobi files 120 MP3s with every Japanese sound word and its example sentence Ready to improve your Japanese while increasing your cultural knowledge? Add to cart now.
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 1 [Paperback]
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 1 [Paperback] $19.00
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beginning Japanese Phrases and Stories digital bundle.  Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to learn useful phrases you can actually use in conversation? Beginning Japanese Phrases is here to the rescue! The level of this book is somewhere between our (total beginner-level) Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha and our more advance readers such as Learn Japanese with Stories. This series is based on a weekly podcast we produce called (unimaginatively) Beginning Japanese Phrases. See here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ This book contains the data and actual podcast files for the first 30 episodes. The podcast concentrates on a single beginner-level word or phrase and then breaks down an example sentence using it. 78 Pages Includes the digital files (PDF, ePub, and MOBI) Includes all example sentence sound files  Includes all podcast sound files Scan QR codes for quick on-demand listening as you go through the book This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 2 [Paperback]
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 2 [Paperback] $19.00
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beginning Japanese Phrases and Stories digital bundle.  Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to learn useful phrases you can actually use in conversation? Beginning Japanese Phrases is here to the rescue! The level of this book is somewhere between our (total beginner-level) Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha and our more advance readers such as Learn Japanese with Stories. This series is based on a weekly podcast we produce called (unimaginatively) Beginning Japanese Phrases. See here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ This book contains the data and actual podcast files for episodes 31-60. The podcast concentrates on a single beginner-level word or phrase and then breaks down an example sentence using it. 74 Pages Includes the digital files (PDF, ePub, and MOBI) Includes all example sentence sound files  Includes all podcast sound files Scan QR codes for quick on-demand listening as you go through the book This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 3 [Paperback]
Beginning Japanese Phrases Volume 3 [Paperback] $19.00
NOTE: The digital version is found in the Beginning Japanese Phrases and Stories digital bundle. (This paperback will be shipped to you and you will also get the digital files) Have you only recently learned hiragana but need practice? Or perhaps, your hiragana is no problem, but you want to learn useful phrases you can actually use in conversation? Beginning Japanese Phrases is here to the rescue! The level of this book is somewhere between our (total beginner-level) Beri- Beri- Shoshinsha and our more advance readers such as Learn Japanese with Stories. This series is based on a weekly podcast we produce called (unimaginatively) Beginning Japanese Phrases. See here: https://thejapanesepage.com/beginning-japanese-phrases-podcast-and-videos/ This book contains the data and actual podcast files for episodes 61-90. The podcast concentrates on a single beginner-level word or phrase and then breaks down an example sentence using it. 70 Pages Includes the digital files (PDF, ePub, and MOBI) Includes all example sentence sound files  Includes all podcast sound files Scan QR codes for quick on-demand listening as you go through the book This is a physical paperback which will be shipped to you. You'll also receive the digital files for no extra charge immediately after ordering.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Japanese Grammar for JLPT N4-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 [Paperback]
Japanese Grammar for JLPT N4-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 [Paperback] $19.00
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the sound files, please see our discounted bundles here - JLPT N4 BUNDLE -- The digital files (eBook and sound files) are included with the purchase of this paperback. Simply place your order and the download link will be emailed you immediately after puchase. Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N4 covers the grammar needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N4. This is the upper beginner level of the test and is suitable for upper beginners who have mastered the basics of Japanese. Whether you are planning to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4 or just would like to continue learning important Japanese grammatical points, this book will teach you the most useful grammatical patterns in an easy-to-understand way. Download the sound files and the accompanying PDF for a complete learning system (included for no extra charge). UPPER BEGINNER LEVEL Download the sound files for every Japanese example sentence within. Link emailed to you immediately after purchase.  Explanations in plain English with several examples per grammar point. Example sentences are broken down with a literal word-by-word translation to aid comprehension.  Each kanji has furigana (small hiragana over the kanji)   Grammar Points Covered: あとで ~ば/~れば     ~ばいいですか             場合      ことができる  〜だす(出す)             できるだけ       どうも ~始める(始める)   ~はずだ            ~はずがない  ~かどうか       ~かもしれない             ~に気がつく  ~ことにする  ~ことになる ~く/ ~にする               まま      まだ〜ていない             または ~みたい            ~ながら            ~ないで            ~ないでおく  ~なくてもいい(不必要)    ~なくてはならない   なら      ~なさい            ~にくい            ~のですか・んですか              ~のは~だ       ~のような       ~のように       のに      お~ください  ~られる            ~させる            ~させられる  ~せいで            ~し      そうだ ~そうだ            すぎる ~たばかり       ~たがる            ~たら ~たらどうですか        ~てあげる       ~ているあいだに~   ~ていただけませんか              ~てくれる       ~てくれてありがとう              〜てみる            ~てもらう       ~ておく            ~てくる・~ていく   ~てくる #2      ~てしまう       ~てすみません             ~てよかった  ~ても・〜でも             と           ~という~       つづける(続ける)   ~は~が ~やすい ~よう(だ) ~ようと思う ぜひ 全然~ない
Japanese Grammar for JLPT N5 -- Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 - The Japan Shop
Japanese Grammar for JLPT N5-Master the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 [Paperback] $19.00
SAVE WITH DIGITAL! This item is included in a digital bundle at a discount. If you would like the eBook version (PDF, ePub, or Kindle MOBI) and the MP3s, please see our discounted bundles here - JLPT N5 BUNDLE Included at no extra charge are the sound files of each Example Sentence. The download link is found on the last page. Japanese Vocabulary for JLPT N5 covers the grammar needed to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test level N5. This is the easiest of the test levels and is suitable for beginners who have mastered hiragana. Whether you are planning to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test N5 or just would like a solid start on learning the basics of Japanese grammar, this book will teach you the most useful particles, counters, and grammatical patterns in an easy-to-understand way. Download the MP3s and the accompanying PDF for a complete learning system (included for no extra charge).* Download the sound files for every Japanese example sentence within. Link found on the last page. <br>* Explanations in plain English with several examples per grammar point. <br>* Most example sentences are broken down with a literal word-by-word translation to aid comprehension. <br> BEGINNER LEVEL Download the sound files for every Japanese example sentence within. Link found on the last page. Explanations in plain English with several examples per grammar point. Most example sentences are broken down with a literal word-by-word translation to aid comprehension.  Each kanji has furigana (small hiragana over the kanji)
Japanese History Reader Volume 1: Samurai & Daimyou [Paperback]
Japanese History Reader Volume 1: Samurai & Daimyou [Paperback] $19.00
This is for the physical book which will be mailed to you. If you are looking for the digital version (with no shipping charges), this book is in the Japanese History Digital Bundle. Recommended for upper beginner students of Japanese. This affordable Japanese history reader contains three essays on Japanese Samurai and Daimyou. The Three Warlords who Unified Japan Sakamoto Ryoma, the Reformer Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's Greatest Swordsman Get FREE Sound Files of the stories read by a native Japanese speaker. The download link will be emailed to you instantly upon ordering (we will also ship the physical book). Listen while reading. Each story has two MP3 versions: Read Slowly & Normal Speed Quick! What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word Japan? Maybe it is anime, Hello Kitty, geisha, or sumo, but I bet high on that list is the samurai warrior class. This book contains three essays on samurai history.Read--in Japanese--about the greatest swordsman in history, Miyamoto Musashi, one of the most important reformers of the bakumatsu period, Sakamoto Ryōma, and the three great warrior leaders who consolidated Japan. Yes, you can read real Japanese--even if you are fairly new to Japanese. FEATURES: 157 pages All Japanese have furigana those starting out with kanji. Every sentence is broken down word-for-word and with explanation of the grammar. The full story in Japanese only (without the running gloss) is also provided so you can practice reading without interruption. Kanji in Focus covers the key kanji found in each essay 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!). Includes FREE Sound files to listen while you study. Includes both normal speed and slow speed readings. You will be emailed a download link instantly after ordering (the actual physical book will also be mailed to you). While beginners to Japanese can get a lot from this, hiragana knowledge is required. 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!