View topic - Typos/misgivings about Japanese in Mangaland
But I've found so many typos in the English, it has me hesitant to use it for serious study since I keep wondering if the Japanese text has typos too....
Has anyone here finished all three books and found that your ability to read manga (at least kids') has increased dramatically?
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I, too, had picked up the whole series. I do recall their being some Japanese-related typos, but I don't recall there being too many.
The books don't cover anything terribly different from other grammar books. The manga examples are all well-explained, so that was nice, but they are all tacked on at the end. That is, wordy grammar lesson first, then manga. Honestly, the manga don't add much that written examples couldn't add. If I hadn't already had a good grasp on most of the grammar, I probably would have found the books to be more frustrating.
There were, however, lots of extra 'nuggets' of useful info buried in the books, and I used them to plus up this book the JLPT 3 Master grammar book (http://www.thejapanshop.com/product.php ... 267&page=1).
The worst books I've found for errors in the actual Japanese are the "tucan" series "Nihongo Challenge JLPT 3 Grammar and Reading Practice" (http://www.thejapanshop.com/product.php ... 267&page=1). These have lots of errors, which is a shame, because the Kanji guide (on origins) was actually extremely interesting.
Hope that helps.
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