|Saying What You Mean|
|Author||Tim R. Matheson|
It has been said that Japanese is 80% verbs and their endings. Japanese Verbs: Saying What You Mean guides the student of Japanese through the verbs, along with their various forms and conjugations, in short, clear lessons. While the book is written to be "beginner friendly," it is also packed with tips concerning the actual use of the language in modern settings, which will be useful to students well advanced in their study of the language. All forms include plenty of examples to illustrate their use.
Based on the popular online version, which receives hundreds of hits per day, the book includes more lessons and example sentences in Japanese in addition to the romaji. It also includes a supplement containing a brief general overview for brand-new students, a guide to the particles, and a guide to the various name suffixes that are so vital in Japanese society.
From the AuthorEdit
Simply put, this is the book I wish I had when I began learning Japanese thirty years ago.