What are some Good Japanese Books to get to learn the language?

December 29, 2008 by admin 

Can anyone list me some good Japanese Dictionaries, Kanji Books, and any good “Learn Japanese” Books?

Thank you.

I came to Japan with ZERO knowledge of the Japanese Language. I studied the language for 1 year. For the first six months, we used Minna no Nihonggo I and II (みんなの日本語)books in our intensive course class. Then we advanced to Shin Nihonggo Chukyu(新日本語中級). The text books are in hiragana and kanji (with furigana or reading) but come with separate books for grammatical explanations and translations in english. You’ve got to learn hiragana/ katakana and simple kanjis first though. I would recommend these books if you’re serious to learn.

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6 Responses to “What are some Good Japanese Books to get to learn the language?”

  1. Neophyte on December 29th, 2008 8:12 pm

    Rosetta Stone is notoriously the best way to learn a language. But it’s kind of expensive.. I’m not sure exactly but I know it’s good.

    Google it.
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  2. amino on December 29th, 2008 9:02 pm

    I came to Japan with ZERO knowledge of the Japanese Language. I studied the language for 1 year. For the first six months, we used Minna no Nihonggo I and II (みんなの日本語)books in our intensive course class. Then we advanced to Shin Nihonggo Chukyu(新日本語中級). The text books are in hiragana and kanji (with furigana or reading) but come with separate books for grammatical explanations and translations in english. You’ve got to learn hiragana/ katakana and simple kanjis first though. I would recommend these books if you’re serious to learn.
    References :

  3. Nex-Ten on December 29th, 2008 9:43 pm

    If you're getting starting with learning Japanese then 'Speak Japanese Fast' is a good quick-start book. It uses innovative word association to teach Japanese to native English speakers.
    References :
    http://SpeakJapaneseFast.pinurl.com

  4. Br B on December 29th, 2008 9:51 pm

    Rosetta Stone – but it cost a lot
    A Guide to Remembering the japanese character-great for kanji and only 30 dollar.
    English Japanese berlitz-the dictionarie i use
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  5. Dmitri D on December 29th, 2008 10:22 pm

    rocket japanese is the best! Many people recommend it!

    here is the link:
    http://tinyurl.com/4jot8l

    If you would like to learn faster here is another course:
    http://tinyurl.com/4u8cf4

    Hope these links help!
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  6. mia0810 on December 29th, 2008 10:34 pm

    1. Get an electronic dictonary (Sieko makes good ones) that has an English English, English Japanese, Japanese English, Kangorin (Kanji Dictionary), and Koujien (Japanese Encyclopedia) in it.
    *They also have ones that have 3 languages or include Medical Dictionaries. The ones with 3 languages can cost over $400.00 but they are AA battery operated and last for decades if you don’t drop them all over the place.

    2. The Rosetta Stone is the best way to learn a language (fast) and it seems pricey but when it comes to Japanese it is definitely worth it!

    3. As soon as you got Hiragana and Katakana (The Alphabet) down start with the easiest Kanji Kentei guide book to study your characters. The exams cost too but Japanese appreciate your passing them.
    References :
    Linguist

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