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みんなの日本語―初級1本冊 (みんなの日本語 [Minna no Nihongo] #1)

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ペーパーバック, 250 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by スリーエーネットワーク
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Apr 29, 2014 Fon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finished in barely two weeks. Now 3 more units to go for Book 2. JLPT is really a good motivation. LOL
Mina Soare
Sep 24, 2015 Mina Soare rated it really liked it
Since the book contains next to no english or romanji (translation of japanese writing into latin characters), I strongly suggest that anyone learns their hiragana and katakana syllabaries (a total of 100 characters that represent the syllables of the japanese language) before starting this book. However, it is as pleasant as it is useful to learn by, for groups, as well as for the self-taught.

The book contains grammar references, as well as everyday situations and cultural references.

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Es un libro que avanza bastante rápido, cada unidad introduce unas 50 palabras nuevas. Si estudias solo es necesario que compres también el libro de traducción y notas gramaticales porque ahí está la explicación de los temas. Este libro está completamente en japonés, hay muchos ejercicios y frases de ejemplo. La mayoría de ejercicios están pensados para hacerse en pareja. Yo lo recomiendo comprar junto al libro de actividades para aumentar aún más el aprendizaje.
Victoria Leroy
Apr 20, 2015 Victoria Leroy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great textbook to study the Japanese language. Most people say it is only for class-learning as explanations and translation from a teacher are required (the textbook is written in Japanese only). But actually, if you get to read the "Translation & Grammatical Notes" textbook too, this method enables you to learn alone - even if not from the very beginning.

Minna no Nihongo 1 almost enables you to pass the JLPT 5 test, and with vol. 2 you can acquire the required knowledge to pass JLPT 4-3.
This is certainly book for practicing Japanese. No romaji, just kana (Japanese characters)...the best way to sharpen our skill toward hiragana, katakana and kanji as well as the grammar itself. Enhanced with answer key, this book is really helpfull. But, as the title "Shokyu", we won't be given any formula/grammar structure. This is absolutely exercise book, the theory/grammar is briefly explained on its serial Minna No Nihongo "Grammatical Notes"
Nov 10, 2012 Eaglechen rated it really liked it
Muss auch aus der Liste und ich habe ja schon so einige Japanisch-Bücher in der Hand gehabt, aber Minna no nihongo zählt meiner Meinung nach wirklich zu den besseren. Allerdings ohne Begleit-CDs zum Alleinelernen nicht sinnvoll und man sollte sich die deutschen Grammatikerklärungen definitiv dazu kaufen!
Feb 24, 2010 Alex rated it it was amazing
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Great book for anyone beginning to study Japanese, the local volunteer group I used to go to used it as their main textbook and I can see why.

The book contains no english and no romaji but has easy to understand dialogues, pictures and verb charts which make understanding Japanese much easier.

Strong recommendation for anyone wanting to start studying Japanese.
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Aug 02, 2016 Valkyrie Vu rated it liked it
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     It takes me a good while to finish this one . My Japanese is getting better ^^ . This might not be the best Japanese text book out there but it works . It might be boring but I do believe you gotta get through boring stuff before get to learn interesting things . がんばってね!
Oct 08, 2009 Connie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who want to learn Japanese
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Used this book during my study abroad in Japan. I found it to be a good solid language book. Though it comes in multiple parts. Maybe not the best book for self study, but a good text for a class.
May 29, 2015 GONZA rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Questo libro di testo è stato molto difficile. Come principiante avrei preferito qualcosa di più semplice.

Pia Andrea
Estudiamos en la universidad con este libro y creo que si el profesor lo sabe enseñar es súper útil
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