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1. Basic Word Order

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The sentence order is very different from English. In English we use Subject-Verb-Object (SVO), but in Japanese it is usually (but not always!) Subject-Object-Verb (SOV).

English S V O
I eat bread.
Japanese S O V
watashi wa pan o tabemasu.

Notice the "extra" words wa & o. These are called particles (or grammatical markers) and tell us a lot about the function of the word it follows. Don't worry! We will get to particles soon enough.

You can read more on Japanese Word Order here.

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I need a complete copy!

Hello, does anyone have a complete chapter in .pdf format? I would like to have a copy so I could share it to my friends. ^^

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adobe acrobat pro

konbanwa
for the "secondly" i saw in the adobe acrobat pro 9 and 10 that you can insert sound, video, SWF and the 3d files into your PDF file. i guess it can do what want to do with making a perfect PDF book.
JA, MATA.

Suki

So easy <3

PDF!

I think you should seriously consider making a pdf file out of the Fast track grammar points! This is very valuable! ^_^ just an idea.

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I think first I want to go

I think first I want to go through and polish up all the lessons. I've only done the first couple so far.

Secondly, is there a way to embed audio files into PDFs? If not, I think that would seriously hinder a good portion of the lessons. I know Clay has made a number of "ebook" type lessons that he did I think in flash... so that they could also have audio etc. I'd have to check with him on that.

Perhaps he'd be interested in making the Fast Track guide into a mobile app for iPhones, Androids, iPads etc.

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konbanwa

konbanwa
for the "secondly" i saw in the adobe acrobat pro 9 and 10 that you can insert sound, video, SWF and the 3d files into your PDF file. i guess it can do what want to do with making a perfect PDF book.
JA, MATA.

wow this is..

Wow, this is way too easy. Well, I'm going to have to wait until chapter 8 because chapter 1... well, all I have to say is... "THIS IS WAY TOO EASY!!!"

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