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Any other sources including books or others recommended for learning ?

Shivam-S

Shivam-S

Hi, I would like to know about other resources apart from Rocket Japanese(RJ). I personally feel that some aspects of the language like grammar has not been given due exhaustive treatment or coverage, for example, the chapters as just a collection of conversation, however, which cover the sentences in one particular scenario but if the situation slightly changes causing the usage of the words to be changed or sentence formation to be changed, a person is just left wondering and guessing when it comes to a full sentence formation. Thanks...
kitty-cupcake

kitty-cupcake

I use several books. One is Genki, an integrated course in elementary Japanese, it's a little pricey but, it covers a lot, such as conversations, vocabulary, writing (kanji too), grammar and it's really helpful! I'd recommend it You should look it up :)
Shivam-S

Shivam-S

thanks a lot for sharing :)
Pascal-P

Pascal-P

If you want to make learning Kanji easier, you can try Heisig's "Remembering the Kanji" series. I've only now started seriously using them in preparation for University, but they're really quite wonderful. Other books I found useful were Kodansha's Handbooks to Particles, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs, especially for their mini dictionaries. Also, the MegaCards have a fair amount of vocabulary to learn, and more is interspersed in the Language and Culture RJ lessons iirc.
477580

477580

If you want, BYU's online Japanese 1 is good for learning set patterns that you can then use to insert vocabulary into. It is also good for learning how you use different verb endings in a way so you can later conjugate almost any verb. However, you do have to pay for it (of course, what's free?) and it IS a school-type environment (although it is all online and you have a full year to complete everything). Also, there is a pretty lengthy project at the end (just keep up with the projects on a daily basis and it isn't TOO bad) and I truthfully wouldn't give much thought to the culture sections as they are VERY outdated. Otherwise, it is very helpful if you want to know more of WHY a sentence is the way it is other than HOW to write/speak sentences in very specific situations.
Alan-R-G

Alan-R-G

Pimseleur Language Program is good for supplementing the Rocket course.

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