Intermediate Japanese

A Grammar and Workbook

By Takae Tsujioka, Shoko Hamano

© 2012 – Routledge

284 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415498593
pub: 2012-02-15
US Dollars$55.95
Hardback: 9780415498586
pub: 2012-02-16
US Dollars$160.00

About the Book

Intermediate Japanese is designed for learners who have achieved a basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each unit combines clear, concise grammar explanations with examples and exercises to help build confidence and fluency.

The book is divided into two parts. Part One outlines fundamental components of Japanese including particles, question words, verb types and tense while Part Two builds on this foundation by introducing grammatical patterns organised by the task they achieve.

Features include:

  • clear, accessible format
  • jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • many useful and culturally relevant examples
  • abundant exercises with full answer key
  • detailed index of grammar patterns.

Intermediate Japanese reviews the principal elements presented in its sister volume, Basic Japanese, and introduces more complicated structures. Suitable for both classroom use and the independent learner, the two books form a compendium of the essentials of Japanese grammar.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Basic building blocks 1. More counters 2. Particles that require special attention 3. Question words 4. More on social roles 5. Verb types 6. Tense 7. Connecting phrases and sentences 8. Overviews of grammatical contexts that require certain forms Part 2: Grammar by tasks 9. Referring to previously introduced items 10. Describing quantity 11. Describing timing 12. Giving commands 13. Expressing obligation 14. Expressing intentions 15. Expressing and implying purposes 16. Giving reasons 17. Describing changes 18. Describing one’s experience 19. Estimating likelihood of events 20. More on quotation 21. Expressing conditions 22. Shifting perspectives 23. Indicating conformity to or deviation from expectations 24. Expressing desires 25. Expressing influence over other and by others.

About the Series

Grammar Workbooks

These titles combine explanation with exercise work. The Basic Grammar Workbooks are for learners starting at elementary level. Intermediate Grammar Workbooks follow on from these and are for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency.
Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses, the Basic and Intermediate volumes together form a structured course of the essentials of each language's grammar.

All Grammar Workbooks are available as inspection copies.

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