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5.0 out of 5 stars Dont be scared of the title, buy it :), 6 Mar 2004
This review is from: All About Particles: A Handbook of Japanese Function Words (Paperback)
This is probably not a book for the absolute beginner, but I have only been studying Japanese for 4 months and this is now one of my favourite texts. In my class we are often asked “what particle goes here?” by our teacher. 9 times out of 10 we are guessing, Ni being the most common choice :p
This was my motivation to buy this book
This book is quite compact, a little smaller than A5. I have taken to carrying this around in my bag, and pulling it out for the occasional read. It does seem a little “geeky” to be reading a book about such a specific thing when I am still really just a beginner myself, but if you can get up the courage to buy it you wont regret it
WA for example (first in the book) is explained over the course of 3 pages. Presenting 5 ways in which the particle can be used within sentences, with 2 or 3 examples for each usage. Each example is presented in kana/kanji, romanji and English. So theres little need to refer to other texts whilst trying to comprehend the examples. As such, this makes the book very easy to read and not “heavy” at all, despite the subject matter
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