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Which book should I get?

Postby Kdar » Mon 01.14.2008 5:52 pm

I am not sure about my level of Japanese.
It maybe Upper Beginner or Intermediate.

I been studying before using mostly one Russian book (I bought it online, from one Russia online-book store). I used it, because I found it very good. In each chapter, it was teaching grammar, kanji and at least one story text and dialog text. Plus exercises at end of each chapter.

I still not finished with it. Only on 2nd book. It have 4 in total. (Last two are only in Japanese. Only Russian for words translations. Basically they are reading books)

Oh, I also used "Japanese for Busy People".

Now I am looking for some another Japanese book. Possibly English one.

I have looked at Genki 1 book before... And it seem like I am over that now, I know most of the things in it.
I am not sure about Genki 2, how deep it goes.

Any good books you can recommend?
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby p-chan » Tue 01.15.2008 9:36 pm

i'm currently using genki right now... it's kinda working for me

japanese for busy people is like genki only without the story of mary.. it's more direct to the point..

i've also heard alot about minna no nihongo
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby Kdar » Wed 01.16.2008 1:11 am

I started out with "Japanese for Busy people".
I don't think I would use it again. Because it doesn't uses as much Kanjis and not so much into grammar. Doesn't teaches a lot of grammar or a lot of kanji.

Any good books for not beginners, which focus on grammar?
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby p-chan » Wed 01.16.2008 6:54 am

try minna no nihongo

or mabye you can try genki II
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby Adriano » Wed 01.16.2008 8:31 am

Minna no Nihongo
Shin nihongo no Kiso
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby p-chan » Wed 01.16.2008 10:28 pm

Adriano wrote:
Shin nihongo no Kiso


that's what i used in class but my teacher prefer the minna no nihongo.. but for me now i'm using genki(since i'm studing solo for now.. )
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby Kdar » Sun 01.20.2008 2:19 pm

By the way...
How is buying from here works? http://www.thejapanshop.com/home.php

Is those books sent from Japan.. or?

And if so. Is shipping expensive? to US.. I mean...
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby Near » Sun 01.20.2008 2:49 pm

http://www.thejapanshop.com/help.php?section=business

Should answer all of those questions.
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby Krysta » Sun 01.20.2008 6:25 pm

I have minna no nihongo, and it really works for me.
In the excersise book there are several excersises and conversations wich are all in Japanese. I have about 8 MNN books. And I use them all the time.
But I also have lessons 4 times a week in college. Mostly for the conversations, grammar explanations and listening excersices.
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby clay » Sun 01.20.2008 9:48 pm

Is those books sent from Japan.. or?

They are shipped from Florida.
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RE: Which book should I get?

Postby Kdar » Sun 01.20.2008 10:34 pm

Oh ok. Thanks.
Thats not far from me.
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Re: RE: Which book should I get?

Postby p-chan » Sun 03.23.2008 7:55 pm

Adriano wrote:Minna no Nihongo
Shin nihongo no Kiso


are they the same? content wise? cause I've seen the "structure" of the book and it's pretty much the same..
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Re: Which book should I get?

Postby Wakannai » Sun 03.23.2008 8:04 pm

If you consider yourself upper beginner or intermediate, then you might want to try the readers like Breaking into Japanese Literature. I'm working through it right now, and I'm enjoying it very much.
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Re: Which book should I get?

Postby p-chan » Sun 03.23.2008 11:29 pm

Wakannai wrote:If you consider yourself upper beginner or intermediate, then you might want to try the readers like Breaking into Japanese Literature. I'm working through it right now, and I'm enjoying it very much.


I'm sort of in that level... but I've realized I don't have the patience/attention span and without my teacher, I think it's only like 15mins at most.
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Re: RE: Which book should I get?

Postby Adriano » Mon 03.24.2008 1:02 pm

p-chan wrote:
Adriano wrote:Minna no Nihongo
Shin nihongo no Kiso


are they the same? content wise? cause I've seen the "structure" of the book and it's pretty much the same..


I don´t remember very well, but I think their structures are pretty much the same, but one of then(that I think it´s the minna no nihongo) has less kanjis in the grammar and vocabulary
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