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    Can anyone recommend methods and resources for learning the grammar of the Japanese language? I tend to remember a lot of words (pronunciation only - not kanji) when hearing them, but all too often I'm only getting the nouns, adjectives and sometimes verbs when I hear a sentence. I'm missing the grammar to let it make sense (as well as any adverbs ).

    It's been quite a while since I studied Japanese, so I've actually forgotten a lot, but it seems like this would be a good place to start up self-study again.

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    Thanks for the recommendations. A JLPT prep book might be good in another way too - I was thinking of taking it this year, but I decided too late and the applications were closed by the time I checked. I might be able to take it in the future though. I don't know if I could find that specific one though, since with a Japanese only title I'm guessing it's not marketed here in the U.K.

    Unfortunately, as for looking through a bookstore, between my two local bookstores there are only 'Japanese for Dummies', 'Japanese for Busy People' and a few dictionaries. I'll likely be buying online.

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    When I was studying for the old JLPT level 3, I really liked the Kanzen Master grammar book (the red one). I also like Donna Toki Dou Tsukau. It's a grammar dictionary, but it has pretty good explanations in English, so it's nice to have.

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    Michel Thomas tapes give a decent easy to understand explanation of a lot of grammar.
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    I've found this grammar guide pretty fantastic.

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    I have Japanese for Busy People - Romanised version. It was required for my first Japanese course. It's definitely a useful starter book. I might go through it again.

    Minna no Nihongo is good too by the way, but in my case I need a teacher, since I can't understanding all of the tasks, since there's no English explanation.

    Thanks for that website. It seems really useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kewne View Post
    I have Japanese for Busy People - Romanised version. It was required for my first Japanese course. It's definitely a useful starter book. I might go through it again.

    Minna no Nihongo is good too by the way, but in my case I need a teacher, since I can't understanding all of the tasks, since there's no English explanation.

    Thanks for that website. It seems really useful.
    There's an Englis hminna no nihongo book too.
    Way back when I took a Japanese class they uised minna and we needed both.

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    Ah really? I might look into that then. I never saw it, but I liked the Japanese version, when the teacher was there to lead us through it.

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