View topic - Starting From the One Year Point
Anyway, I'm looking for a book series that I can do, starting from the one year point. I mostly want to focus on conversational Japanese, but I never could stand stuff that doesn't have explanations. Actually, I really love technical explanations about things, and a workbook that I could use to write things in to solidify it all would be really good, too. I'm not *too* interested in learning kanji right now, but I also would prefer that I get to use a book without Romaji (I really can't stand romaji...)
I know I'm asking for a lot, but does anyone know of a good book series for this? I heard that "Barron's Mastering Japanese" and Living Language's "Ultimate Japanese" are good series for this. Is this so?
Thank you so much for your help!
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You NEED to know kana before using this book.
I like "Japanese for Everyone" too - and there is indeed a workbook and kanji book, but those must be ordered from Japan. (The main text is available in thejapanshop.com, amazon,etc. The workbook and kanji book I ordered throught White Rabbit Express.
The Dictionaries (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) have wonderful in-depth grammar descriptions and examples.
"Japanese: The Spoken Language" is GREAT for grammar/lingustic intricacies explained, but the adherance to romaji is such a nuisance.
Hope this helps!
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