A Grammar and Workbook
Routledge – 2012 – 284 pages
Series: Grammar Workbooks
Intermediate Japanese is designed for learners who have achieved a basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each unit combines clear, concise grammar explanations with examples and exercises to help build confidence and fluency.
The book is divided into two parts. Part One outlines fundamental components of Japanese including particles, question words, verb types and tense while Part Two builds on this foundation by introducing grammatical patterns organised by the task they achieve.
Intermediate Japanese reviews the principal elements presented in its sister volume, Basic Japanese, and introduces more complicated structures. Suitable for both classroom use and the independent learner, the two books form a compendium of the essentials of Japanese grammar.
Part 1: Basic building blocks 1. More counters 2. Particles that require special attention 3. Question words 4. More on social roles 5. Verb types 6. Tense 7. Connecting phrases and sentences 8. Overviews of grammatical contexts that require certain forms Part 2: Grammar by tasks 9. Referring to previously introduced items 10. Describing quantity 11. Describing timing 12. Giving commands 13. Expressing obligation 14. Expressing intentions 15. Expressing and implying purposes 16. Giving reasons 17. Describing changes 18. Describing one’s experience 19. Estimating likelihood of events 20. More on quotation 21. Expressing conditions 22. Shifting perspectives 23. Indicating conformity to or deviation from expectations 24. Expressing desires 25. Expressing influence over other and by others.