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by Manuel delos Santos

This book My Japanese Lessons, Lessons and Exercises for Beginners, for Grade 7 is your first approach in learning Japanese. This is a self study book containing different lessons that you will find easy to understand and exercises you can answer even without a Japanese teacher. It contains explanations of the lessons and patterns of answer to given exercises lesson after lesson. Lessons are presented in English and Japanese and Japanese to English mixed translations to train you as a translator in both languages.

This book also contains vocabulary words to enrich your vocabulary knowledge, review exercises of the concluded lessons, conversations between two persons to give you an idea on how to answer the given questions, and Hiragana writing exercises.

Hiragana characters are located at the last pages of the book. Sentences and words were carefully chosen so that they can be used in our daily way of life.

You will also find lessons about nouns, broad explanations of pronouns, and introduction to adjectives and verbs to further understand the next level of Japanese lessons.


by Manuel delos Santos

This book My Japanese Lessons, Lessons and Exercises, Grade 8 contains 11 Lessons focused mainly on adjectives and verbs. Other lessons are very useful because they equip your with pre-lessons as you go further the other levels of Japanese lessons.

Adjectives are presented in a broad and simplified manner. Adjective lessons were explained fully from the kinds of adjectives, conjugations, adjective examples, adjective phrases, and sentences.

Verbs are considered by the Japanese as the most important part of speech. There are two ways of speaking and writing Japanese—the polite and non-polite manner. Politeness of a Japanese sentence of conversation can be expressed or shown through verbs. Verbs are the determining factor of your politeness that should be addressed when talking to senior and superiors. All lessons on this book about verbs are presented in polite manner. Verb lessons include verb examples, verb endings, verb ending pattern conjugations, and exercises.

This book also contains vocabularies to enrich yourself with Japanese words and their English meaning. Train yourself more of Hiragana writing which is also featured in this book. You will enjoy answering all the exercises because the patterns are explained fully. Test yourself of the review exercises that follow after each lesson to measure what you have learned.

by Manuel delos Santos

This book My Japanese Lessons, Lessons and Exercises, Grade 9 contains 17 Lessons. As starter, update yourself with the days of the week, dates of the month, month of the year, and year.

Especial attention must be given to Lesson 5 - Preposition, which is a confusing lesson in Nihongo. There’s nothing to worry, however, because these lessons in prepositions are explained one by one in a very simplified way for you to understand the lesson easily. Each preposition particle has its separate explanation and usage example. With the given prepositional phrases as example you will never get confused on how to use each particle. You will appreciate how the prepositional phrase exercises and sentence exercises are illustrated.

This book also contains vocabularies for your vocabulary enrichment. Increase your speed in reading and writing Hiragana through the Hiragana exercises included in this book.Enjoy the “let us” and “shall we” forms of conjugation lessons which are mostly used by the Japanese in their daily conversation.

Be polite in commanding others with the polite command conjugations.

Express what you can and cannot do with the potential form of verb lesson.


by Manuel delos Santos

This book My Japanese Lessons, Lessons and Exercises, Grade 10 contains 14 Lessons starting with adverbs that the Japanese are fond of using, the kinds of adverbs, transforming adjectives to adverbs, and how the Japanese adverbs modify verbs.

Special attention must be given to Lesson 5 – The plain or non-polite form of verbs. Since my three (3) other books contained all polite forms, a learner needs to know also how to speak and write in a non-formal way. Japanese informal speaking is used when you are talking to children and friends. Japanese books, newspapers, and magazine are usually written in informal form.

Since you have mastered the Hiragana writing, its time for you to start with Katakana writing. Katakana characters are located at the back of the book. Katakana is used only in writing foreign related words. For example, your name must be written in Katakana, there are many English words borrowed by the Japanese from English. Those words need to be written in Katakana. Writing exercises were also included in the lesson.

Know what you like to do and don’t want to do in Lesson 4. This lesson that the Japanese always include in their daily conversation has patterns of conjugation, sentence examples, and exercises.

The Japanese must be informed of the important things that you do. Lesson 6 – Asking and giving permission and prohibition is also an important lesson.