Author: William De Lange

Publisher: Floating World Editions


Category: Art

Page: 215

View: 5728

What student of the Japanese language has not grappled with the amazing diversity and tantalizingly elusive nuances of its idioms? This dictionary offers the most comprehensive compilation and English translation of those idiomatic expressions that so enrich the Japanese language but that fail to find their way into conventional dictionaries. It presents some 7000 idiomatic phrases under 1000 main entries, including several thousands of idioms that have never been presented and explained in English before. Multiple sample sentences are given for each entry, and furigana allows even beginning students to use the expressions immediately. A thumb index and two-color printing make entries exceptionally easy to access.
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Author: Nobuo Akiyama,Carol Akiyama

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 389

View: 3337

This volume presents more than 2,000 idiomatic words and expressions spelled phonetically and followed by the Japanese characters and the English translation.
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Understanding Japanese Language and Culture Through Popular Phrases

Author: Michael L. Maynard,Senko K. Maynard,Taki

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780844284965

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 218

View: 2623

For All Students This flexible book and audio program features 101 Japanese idiomatic and proverbial expressions that enrich students knowledge of Japanese language and culture. Each left-hand page provides the expression in Japanese orthography and romanization, along with a whimsical illustration. Each right-hand page provides a literal translation of the idiom, its definition, cultural notes, and a dialogue in Japanese orthography, Roomaji, and English. Audiocassettes include expressive readings of the dialogues to help improve students' pronunciation.
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Author: Clay Boutwell,Yumi Boutwell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533468093


Page: 102

View: 7068

Once one zooms beyond the basics of a language, idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and slang can provide the spice to keep motivation up and progress going forward. This book will introduce 200 of the most common Japanese idioms. We are including at no extra charge MP3s for all the idioms found in this book. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link is found on the last page. Tap here to zoom there. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses.
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Author: Taro Kageyama,Hideki Kishimoto

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 1501500813

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 747

View: 1042

This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the lexicon and word formation processes in contemporary Japanese, with particular emphasis on their typologically characteristic features and their interactions with syntax and semantics. Through contacts with a variety of languages over more than two thousand years of history, Japanese has developed a complex vocabulary system that is composed of four lexical strata: (i) native Japanese, (ii) mimetic, (iii) Sino-Japanese, and (iv) foreign (especially English). This hybrid composition of the lexicon, coupled with the agglutinative character of the language by which morphology is closely associated with syntax, gives rise to theoretically intriguing interactions with word formation processes that are not easily found with inflectional, isolate, or polysynthetic types of languages.
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The "spirit" in Japanese Idioms

Author: Jeffrey G. Garrison,加代子·木宮

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770018335

Category: Colloquial language

Page: 144

View: 721

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Author: Clay Boutwell,Yumi Boutwell

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781463588809


Page: 116

View: 4037

Once one zooms beyond the basics of a language, idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and slang can provide the spice to keep motivation up and progress going forward. This book will introduce 101 of the most common Japanese idioms. We are including at no extra charge MP3s for all the examples found in this book. Create play-lists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link is found on the last page. We believe the best way to learn vocabulary--by far--is to study words within their proper context. Every idiom is followed by an example sentence and a paragraph or two explaining the context and usage. Each idiom will have three sound files associated with it. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses. The first sound file is the idiom itself. The second is the example sentence. The third sound file has the idiom, an English translation, the idiom repeated slowly, and the example sentence with translation. Try to mimic the Japanese speakers in sound and presentation. We highly recommend knowing hiragana before tackling this book. Most words have romaji, but the example sentences do not. Every kanji here has furigana (small hiragana) over it to aid reading. If you do not yet know hiragana, please check out our Hiragana book: "Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese."
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Enrich your Japanese conversation with colorful everyday expressions

Author: Michael Maynard

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071615525

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 667

A boatload of Japanese idioms to bring vibrancy to your language repertoire To really talk like a native speaker of Japanese, you have to know the language's idioms. But sometimes idioms are confusing on the surface. This book uses fun illustrations to show the humor of taking idioms literally and explains what these common phrases really mean. This enhanced edition contains a 90-minute MP3 disc with 101 dialogues, spoken by native speakers, so you can hear how these are used and practice your own use of these colorful expressions.
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Author: Jeff Garrison

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770027979

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 669

View: 3203

Kodanshas Dictionary of Basic Japanese Idioms is a Kodansha International publication.
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Nihonbun no honʾyaku

Author: Kirsten Refsing,Lita Lundquist

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 8763507773

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 195

View: 4785

This is a practical textbook and a precise introduction to problems of and strategies for translating Japanese texts, aimed at both students and teachers of translation, and professional translators. The theoretical foundation is that texts are created by means of interplay between different levels of linguistic material and pragmatic, cognitive and cultural mechanisms. We claim that all translation should hence take such factors into consideration. The book focuses on Japanese and English and attempts to highlight systematic differences between these two languages, but will be useful when translating Japanese into other languages than English and for translation in general. The book will be of interest not only for students and professionals of translation and language studies, but also for people generally interested in Asian languages, cultures and worlds of thought, seen through the lens of translation from Japanese into English.
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Learning Conversational Japanese - Second Edition (Includes Downloadable Audio)

Author: Sachiko Toyozato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918840

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 1614

Japanese for Beginners is a straightforward learning guide which enables beginners to pick up a function knowledge of spoken Japanese very quickly and easily. This complete Japanese language package has helped many thousands of people learn to speak colloquial Japanese. It is designed for busy people who wish to pick up a working knowledge of Japanese on their own in just a few days, rather than a few years. Japanese for Beginners makes this possible by providing a firm grounding in grammar and sentence structure using dialogues and vocabulary that reflect authentic Japanese situations and manga comic strips to emphasize contemporary culture and humor. Key features of Japanese for Beginners: Practical Japanese phrases help you converse with ease. Comic strips (Japanese manga) and dialogues bring Japanese to life. Exercises help you to practice speaking and listening. Drills and exercises are included in each chapter to help you practice the sentence patterns and vocabulary. About this new edition: Japanese for Beginners is now expanded to include IT, Social Media, mobile phone conversations and texting!
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A cartographic minimalist approach

Author: Tomoko Ishizuka

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027273480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

View: 5264

This book describes and analyzes the passive voice system in Japanese within the framework of generative grammar. By unifying different types of passives conventionally distinguished within the literature, the book advances a simple minimalist account where various passive characteristics emerge from the lexical properties of a single passive morpheme interacting with independently-supported syntactic principles and general properties of Japanese. The book both reevaluates numerous properties previously discussed within the literature and introduces interesting new data collected through experiments. This novel analysis also benefits from considering the important issue of interspeaker variability, in terms of grammaticality judgments and context requirements, and its implications for individual grammar. The book will be of interest not only to students and scholars working on passive constructions, but more generally to scholars working on generative grammar, experimental syntax, language acquisition, and sentence processing.
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Author: Daniel Crump Buchanan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806110820

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

View: 6246

Collection of 2,500 maxims and adages, selected as illustrative of Japanese thought, giving transliterations of Japanese originals as well an English parallels.
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Author: Catherine Russell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441107770

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 8489

Catherine Russell's highly accessible book approaches Japanese cinema as an industry closely modeled on Hollywood, focusing on the classical period - those years in which the studio system dominated all film production in Japan, from roughly 1930 to 1960. Respectful and thoroughly informed about the aesthetics and critical values of the Japanese canon, Russell is also critical of some of its ideological tendencies, and her analyses provide new insights on class and gender dynamics. Russell locates Japanese cinema within a global system of reception, and she highlights the importance of the industrial production context of these films. Including studies of landmark films by Ozu, Kurosawa and other directors, this book provides a perfect introduction to a crucial and often misunderstood area of Japanese cultural output. With a critical approach that highlights the "everydayness" of Japanese studio-era cinema, Catherine Russell demystifies the canon of great Japanese cinema, treating it with fewer auteurist and Orientalist assumptions than many other scholars and critics.
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Author: Peter Nicholas Liptak,Matthew Douma,Jay Douma

Publisher: Exile Press LLC

ISBN: 1936342006


Page: 176

View: 4040

Idiom Attack 1 - Everyday Living How to talk your way through idiom infested waters Swim with the natives without fear of an "Idiom Attack" Add 300 key idioms to your arsenal Be ready for 25 topics with day-to-day idioms Learn quickly with a three-step training process Upgrade your English skills with idioms essential for daily conversation through a three-step training process that lets you to become familiar with and effectively use idioms everyday. Idioms represent the most colorful language used in everyday conversation yet tend to be the most difficult for foreign learners to understand and for teachers to convey. Idiom Attack is a collection of 300 North American idioms in common usage today, arranged in an easy to read and understand format. 25 topical chapters provide easy access for intermediate to advanced students of English. Only the most useful idioms and phrasal expressions are included, with meanings in both English and Japanese for comparison. Example sentences provide contextual support for more in depth understanding and practical application and stories challenge learners with the application of language with follow-up comprehension questions designed to coax them to use the target language. Finally, discussion questions encourage deeper dialogue and practice with opportunities for reading, writing, listening and speaking. Check out our site at
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The Most Frequently Used Japanese Idioms

Author: 東西文坊

Publisher: 東西文坊


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 380

View: 9189

日本人在會話或文章中使用慣用語的機會非常多。所謂的「慣用語」,指的是某些具有特定含義的固定詞組,說起來順口,用起來方便,類似中文裡的「成語」,這樣的詞組就叫作「慣用語」。某些慣用語根本無法單從字面或構成要素上來解讀其具體內容,某些則有特定的典故或出處,不一而足,但大多能以簡練而通俗的語言,藉引喻或象徵等手法,表達深刻細膩的意涵。 例如「君が買ったのコンピューターゲーム、僕も喉から手が出るほどほしかった。」其中的「喉から手が出るほど」一語,單從字面上教人很難抓住它的意思,還要借用高度的想像力才能有所體會。「從喉嚨裡伸出手去拿」,用來形容非常渴望得到某物,也就是「極想要」的意思。比喻雖然誇張,可是用慣了成自然,甚至可收畫龍點睛之效。 日語的這種慣用語非常之多,大抵都是些簡短的語句,若能配合適當的場合靈活運用,可使文章或談話更加豐富生動,所以廣為各階層人士所熟悉並樂於使用。 本書收錄常用的慣用語約七百條,盡可能以貼切的中文或中文成語的形式譯出,每個慣用語搭配一個實用的例句。例句的引用力求生活化、精簡化,讓讀者能輕易且深入地掌握其使用上的奧妙。此外,本書採用「分門別類」的方式,將意思相近或關係密切的慣用語納為一個單元。 鑑於發音的重要性,我們特聘日籍老師以純正的東京腔錄製語音,並搭配方便且先進的epub電子書mp3播放器,這不但可助您解決日語音調難以掌握的困擾,更可鍛煉您的聽力。「先善は急げ」(好事不宜遲),趕快學會這些慣用語,即可加強日語聽、說、讀、寫各方面的能力,相信很快地別人一定會對你的日語刮目相看。
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A Bio-bibliography

Author: James Siddons

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313272370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 8963

A guide to the compositions, recordings, film scores, books and articles of Japan's leading 20th century composer.
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