○Level: Elementary ○Genre: Grammar ○Language: English and Japanese
An up-close look at Japanese culture through 50 Japanese/English articles carefully selected from the long-running “Nihongo Notes” column of the English daily The Japan Times
Vol. 2 of this two-part collection examines communication among Japanese from the perspective of non-natives in the context of words and expressions, particularly those used to express politeness and formality. A great choice for anyone interested in learning more about Japanese language and culture.
Chapter 1： Situational Phrases ‘Hai’-to ‘lie’ (‘Yes’ and ‘No’), Oishisoo-desu-ne (It looks good), Ocha-demo nomimasen-ka (How about having some tea?), etc. Chapter 2： Difference from English Yaseru hito? (A Person who is getting thinner?), Kaette-kudasai (Please go home), Arigatoo-gozaimashita (Thank you for having been so kind), etc. Chapter 3： Human Relations Aa, are-desu-ka (Oh, is it that?), Tsuide-ni (While . . .), Gurai, hodo, bakari (About, approximately, nearly), etc.