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Minna No Nihongo 1 - Main Text

(みんなの日本語 [Minna no Nihongo] #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  317 ratings  ·  28 reviews
1998年に出版されて以来、日本語教科書の定番としてロングセラーの『みんなの日本語初級I 本冊』が、より使いやすく生まれ変わりました。
整理された学習項目(文法シラバス)はそのままに、古くなった語彙を新しい語彙に差し替え、イラストを使った練習を増やしました。「問題・会話」の音声の入ったCD付です。
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Published March 1st 2001 by スリーエーネットワーク (first published March 1st 1998)
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Victoria Leroy
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
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Mina
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.

I am preju
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Fon
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finished in barely two weeks. Now 3 more units to go for Book 2. JLPT is really a good motivation. LOL
May 舞
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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やったー!!
この本がとても便利です!
Moving on to book 2 :D
Shem Pameron-Sakai
It's very straightforward. It has different exercises to help you remember how to use the grammar and when to use it. It's quite helpful that it also has a separate book with the English translation and detailed explanation of every sentence pattern, vocabulary, and conversation. It is perfect for people who are beginners and especially those who will take JLPT. I passed my JLPT N5 and N4 with ease because of this book! ...more
Mat Davies
Aug 06, 2020 rated it liked it
On one hand this is the most useful Japanese book out there. It has clear structures and the vocabulary is carefully thought out. On the other hand, if you are self-studying then forget it, also it contains a lot of formal Japanese you will not use but is prioritized, and it is generally ugly in my opinion. However, after using other books before it, I love it. So, I have a strange relationship with this textbook.
Brenda  Barquero
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best Japanese grammar book you can start with. Clear, intuitive and simple. Useful bunch of vocabulary words every page. Furigana included above every kanji.
Before this one book I was not able to make sense of Japanese, let alone express myself.
I am very proud I started my Japanese learning with this wonderful book.
100% Recommended
Julia
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
As a textbook it's great - but here's the problem, my eyesight isn't great and unless the light is really bright I just can't read it. I don't have a problem with Genki, but the font in this is smaller and a bit messy and the paper is not high quality (so the print is fuzzy). Since it's not available in electronic form, I end up taking a magnifying glass to class. Not ideal. ...more
Winnie
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
English speakers, use Genki instead. This book is good in its own right but the explanations are lacking, perhaps in an attempt to please a multilingual public, however whatever it does, Genki does better. If you can study using English, then by all means go with Genki.
Arpit Srivastava
got a lot to learn of-course but a lot of mind boggling efforts also which just screwed up my mind. Great book. gonna jump on right to the next part.
Huy Nguyễn
i think its good
Geetanjali lachke
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Really good book to learn the language easily.
Jeff Lee
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Learned a lot with this book.
Aya Bawadekji
Mar 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably this is the fifth times I read this grammatical book and it still useful for beginners and a reference to easier conversations
itsumoAoi
Jun 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
TWO THUMBS UP!!!
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"
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Eaglechen
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Alex
Feb 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: textbooks
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.
Valkyrie Vu
     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!
Connie
Oct 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to learn Japanese
Shelves: language
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.
GONZA
May 19, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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この教科書は非常に困難であった。初心者として、私はシンプルなものを好んであろう。

Questo libro di testo è stato molto difficile. Come principiante avrei preferito qualcosa di più semplice.

THANKS TO GOOGLE TRANSLATOR.
Tiffany Lillie
Nov 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Johan Dingler
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
この本を読むとき、だんだん日本語が上手になります。
Pía Andrea
Apr 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Estudiamos en la universidad con este libro y creo que si el profesor lo sabe enseñar es súper útil
Jesse
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Really great book when I was Studying Japanese for the first time it really help a lot
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