What textbooks did you use on learning japanese?

by benjel

I am looking for books that give lots of examples like the ones you posted here in your website. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and tips.

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Hi benjel,

Those examples in the website are based mainly on the examples given by my teachers when I was studying Japanese few years back.

I have also created many examples that are relevant to those lessons given in this website. Most of them do not come out directly from textbooks.

While I had studied in several language schools before, I noticed that each school uses different textbooks for its teaching materials. Moreover, different textbooks were used in different levels.

I would say most of the textbooks are quite good, but some of my teachers gave me extra learning materials which were not found in those textbooks.


Therefore I would not recommend you to study the textbooks alone. You might miss out many things not stated in the textbooks. Furthermore, you might not understand some of the difficult lessons in the textbooks if you are studying by yourself.

If you really want me to recommend some textbooks, I would say みんなの日本語 Minna No Nihongo series of textbooks. There are altogether 50 lessons which contains most of the topics you will learn for beginner and intermediate levels. Minna no Nihongo, Book 1 (Bk. 1) (Japanese Edition)

These textbooks contain many examples which I think you are looking for. As there are many editions (Japanese edition, English edition, Romaji-ban, etc), look for those that are relevant to you.

Related Pages
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Japanese Dictionary.
Japanese English Dictionary and Books related to Learn Japanese.

Hope this helps,
Kia Leng

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Minna no Nihongo
by: Benjel

Thank you very much for your reply. I'm excited to learn and master japanese! I would like to take the JLPT N5 very soon when I'm ready. Studying kanji is really hard because there are so many things to remember. If you can do it, I believe I can do it too!:)

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Minna no Nihongo
by: Kia Leng

Hi benjel,

Yes! If I can do it, you can too. Just remember, learning a new language is not a one-month or one-year event. It takes years to master it. If you are passionate enough about Japanese, you will persevere and make it. 頑張って! (ganbatte!)

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I agree, Minna no Nihongo series is good
by: Geoff

I also used the Minna no Nihongo series with my private teacher while living in Japan. I passed the JLPT level 3 in 2008 before they changed to the new system.

I plan to resume studying my books in addition to online interactive lessons so I can pass the new N3 and onward each year. After passing JLPT N1, I am considering the Kanji kentei tests to keep my learning drive alive. My wife will be happy, I think, since she is Japanese. :)

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I agree, Minna no Nihongo series is good
by: Kia Leng

Thanks for sharing. I am glad that you plan to resume studying your Japanese. Wish you all the best for your JLPT N3.

Wow! You have a Japanese wife. That's great. That means you can practise your Japanese conversational skill with her. Most of the foreigners are not able to master the speaking part of this language because there isn't anyone around for them to practise their conversational skill with.

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hi
by: Anonymous

I am learning

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Japanese books with kanji
by: Zxc

Do you have another books that mostly used kanji. I already finished tae kim grammar guide,
And can i use minna no nihonggo free

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Japanese books with kanji
by: Kia Leng

Hi,

For text books with more kanji, you can look for higher level Japanese books (N1 or N2). Try searching them at Amazon, there're plenty of them.

For Minna no hihongo, you need to buy it, there's no free copy.

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