Particles are the most difficult aspect of the Japanese language. Previous books take up particles as independent entities, enabling students to grasp the functions of the individual particles. The downside to this approach is that many particles share the same functions, but with slight differences, so though students may have grasped the general nature of each, they are unsure about the differences between shared function particles. This book solves this problem by grouping the particles that are similar in function, defining them, giving samples of usage, and pointing out differences. Each section is followed by exercises, so that students can test and confirm their knowledge. Thus, the student can easily access shared usage particles and understand their separate nuances.
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NAOKO CHINO resides in Tokyo, where she is a lecturer at Sophia University. She is the author of All About Particles, Japanese Verbs at a Glance, and A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns, all published by Kodansha International.