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capn jazz
August 17th, 2009, 16:24
Has anyone used this book?
Amazon.co.jp: A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar 日本語文法辞典―中級編: Michio Tsutsui, Seiichi Makino: 本 (http://www.amazon.co.jp/Dictionary-Intermediate-Japanese-Grammar-%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E8%AA%9E%E6%96%87%E6%B3%95%E8%BE%9E%E5%85%B8%E2%80%95%E4%B8%AD%E7%B4%9A%E7%B7%A8/dp/4789007758/ref=cm_lmf_tit_14_rdssss0)

I've been eyeing it for a while and flipped through it at Kinokuniya. It basically has a ton of grammatical points (it's a pretty thick book) with meanings and example sentences. I'm thinking of buying it to supplement my JLPT-2 studying since the Kanzen master book is all Japanese and I could use some English in grammatical explanations.

Anyway, any opinions on the book?

UPGRAYEDD
August 17th, 2009, 17:02
Can't really get any better English explanations of Japanese grammar than that series.

wicket
August 17th, 2009, 17:16
I've got that one and the basic one and they are fantastic - highly recommended.

capn jazz
August 17th, 2009, 17:39
Awesome! I'll order the intermediate one for now.

surgeon
August 17th, 2009, 19:12
yeh they are good.

i also use them to supplement other study ...keep it next to your bed and read a few grammar points before you go to sleep each night. a non-hassle way of keeping up the study!

capn jazz
August 17th, 2009, 19:56
Awesome. Do you guys think Intermediate is sufficient for JLPT-2Q? Advanced would be more 1Q, right? I'm excited because now I don't have to try to remember what semester of college corresponded to a certain grammatical structure when I want to review it... stupid textbooks without indexes.

twiceinalifetime
August 17th, 2009, 21:32
I used both that one and the beginner one, and they were both awesome.

nuttybuddy
August 18th, 2009, 11:28
Yeah, I would say the intermediate guide is spot on for 2-kyu, and the explanations for most things in kanzen master 2kyu books are split between that and the beginner guide.
Worked for me!

nuttybuddy
August 18th, 2009, 11:38
Yeah, I would say the intermediate guide is spot on for 2-kyu, and the explanations for most things in kanzen master 2kyu books are split between that and the beginner guide.
Worked for me!