11-23-2011, 05:51 AM
I was in Chicago a couple weeks ago. There's a good Japanese bookstore there. I bought, among other things, a copy of なにげにてごわい日本語. It's the second volume in a series about Japanese grammar written for a target audience of Japanese natives. But I've found this book helpful. (the other book is 日本語てにをはルール, which I've yet to acquire)
A quick look at sample chapter titles:
Here's an excerpt from the first chapter:
The next chapter talks about に vs と in certain constructions, using the nuanced differences between 〜さんに会う and 〜さんと会う as an illustration.
It's pretty awesome.
Hiragana Scholar out now for Android! - 12-01-2011, 05:45 PM
Some great resources being posted for people learning Japanese! I notice there have been some iOS apps posted, well if you are an Android tablet or phone (large screen) owner, we have just released an app for you.
In Hiragana Scholar the characters have been divided into manageable lessons that you can study at your own pace. Each lesson includes interactive animations that break down the process of writing each character, perfect if you are beginner!
Hiragana Scholar Features:
* 6 lessons with interactive animations
* High-quality audio recording for every Hiragana character
* Flash Card game with 3 difficulty settings
* Match-up game with 3 difficulty settings
* Soundboard of all pronunciation audio
* Ability to download audio onto your computer or MP3 player
* Support for Honeycomb Tablets and large screen phones
You can find the app on the Android Market here:
Full Version: https://market.android.com/details?i...iraganaScholar
Lite Version: https://market.android.com/details?i...anaScholarLite
12-06-2011, 07:06 AM
some info about a new site: (のうべん-和英辞典 Japanese English Dictionary)
Nouben is a site intended for those who would like to learn Japanese and improve their Japanese language skills. Based on the principle of give and take, users are expected to help other members in order to receive help. Each member will be credited for any participation including adding examples or words, suggesting kanji mnemonics, answering questions, etc.
Nouben also features a built-in dictionary which is filled with data gleaned from Jim Breen's wwwjdic project and other free resources such as Tatoeba Tatoeba: Collecting example sentences Additionally, we have extended these materials and added new features to provide an experience which is not available anywhere else on the internet!
Most common words in Japanese here
Lists of kanji (grades, JLPT N1 - N5) here
Printable edtions of the above lists: here
I hope you enjoy it
01-30-2012, 08:18 AM
Hi for Reading and Listening Practice, please see this blog
You can read the Kanji with and without Furigana.
And Watch a YouTube Video to listen to the blog being read out loud.
For speaking practice please see JOI
( JOI - Learn Japanese Online )
Kanji Quizzes - 03-17-2012, 04:09 PM
Here are some free kanji quizzes:
Japanese Kanji Quizzes - 日本語英語クイズ
There are over 1500 multiple choice questions in 11 quizzes on...
*kanji for names
There is also another section with quizzes on kanji phrases:
Japanese Kanji Phrase Quizzes - 日本語英語フレーズクイズ
*phrases about the days of the week
With a bit of practice you can score 90/100 in just 15 minutes...