Tae Kim, the author of the useful Japanese guide to Japanese grammar offers up this site. What you will find here are tidbits about Japanese that he hopes will be useful for those studying the language. He plans to separate posts into three major categories: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The beginner category will talk about the fundamental principles of Japanese such as particles, parts of … [ Read more ]

A Japanese guide to Japanese grammar

Most textbooks try to teach you Japanese with English. That want to teach you on the first page how to say, “Hi, my name is Smith,” but they don’t tell you about all the arbitrary decisions that were made behind your back. They probably decided to use the polite form even though learning the polite form before the dictionary form makes no sense. They also … [ Read more ]