Japanese: A Comprehensive Grammar (Comprehensive Grammars) by Stefan Kaiser, Yasuko Ichikawa, Noriko Kobayashi, Hilofumi

By Stefan Kaiser, Yasuko Ichikawa, Noriko Kobayashi, Hilofumi Yamamoto

Japanese: A accomplished Grammar is an entire reference advisor to fashionable jap grammar.

Accessible and systematic, it explores the complexities of the language completely, filling many gaps left by way of different textbooks. transparent grammar issues are installed context utilizing examples from a variety of eastern media. The emphasis is firmly on modern jap as spoken and written by way of local speakers.

Key good points of the e-book include:

* insurance of colloquial and traditional Japanese
* broad cross-referencing
* exact index of jap and English terms
* updated actual examples of present usage
* larger emphasis on constructions that inexperienced persons locate relatively confusing
* thesaurus of linguistic terms.

Written through specialists of their fields, Japanese: A accomplished Grammar will end up a long-lasting and trustworthy source for all novices of Japanese.

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1 I Apposition by no b ffJ:itO)~

There are many teachers who feel that the time when they are in contact with the students is the most enjoyable of all. ;. ~ ~0)·-1#~~~-r:~"'fl= t, 'f:o Akanbo no toki ni dakareta kioku mo naku, chichi no aijo o jikkan dekizu ni ita. I have no memories of being cuddled when I was a baby, and was unable to realize my father's love. 21 koro Like toki, koro is used as a time noun, and as such can be modified by verbs, adjectives and noun+ no, and attach case, adverbial and other particles. Compared to toki, koro indicates an approximate time, but often also translates as 'when', like toki.

Combining with demonstrative pron. such as sono in the form sono ato 'after that', or attaching to a noun in the form N no ato 'after theN'. Note the use before amounts, ato +number(+ counter), where ato is usually written in hiragana. i:J'i~~~o Arashi no ato no shizuka na asa. A quiet morning after the storm. b ~"" :,:1-0)fl .. J:a-:t~~L -c';J;;. a-~~O)tJ< -H9(J~::J-Ao Shampii no ato, burashi o ate, mimi o soji shite tsume o kiru no ga ippan-teki na kosu. [Dog beauty parlour:] After a shampoo, the normal service consists of brushing, cleaning the ears and cutting the claws.

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