The Japanese in MangaLand series from JPT introduced language learners to an innovative, entertaining and educationally-sound way of learning Japanese. Japanese in MangaLand is a book (it’s actually a series of books) that help you attain mastery in Japanese from beginner to intermediate levels. The primary. If you’re like me when it comes to speaking Japanese – extremely clunky with with a limited conversational vocabulary but can read the two.

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The author focuses a lot on informalities, which is not how people speak in Japanese.

By the end of the book I still hadn’t memorized his notation. Check to see if your question has been addressed before posting by searching or reading the wiki.

Japanese in Mangaland : Learning the Basic Context

Dec 13, Pindari N. There’s material that you don’t usually see, for example, swearwords and insults, onomatopoeia, yakuza vocab, etc. We shouldn’t dismiss the banal phrases like “this is a pen”; they do serve japaness purpose.

Its clear explanations and vivid manfaland help one naturally to get the “feel” for the basic patterns of Japanese grammar and at the same time to remember vocabulary associated with concret An alternate cover edition can be found here. I thought it was quite good.

Elizabeth Bush rated it it was ok Oct 14, Do not guess or attempt to answer questions beyond your own knowledge.

Japanese in MangaLand Series

A lot of the grammar seems to be put aside for vocab, and there are a LOT of kanji, which is not great for beginners. Be the first to ask a question about Japanese in Mangaland. Thanks for your input: Josh rated it it was amazing Apr 01, In every lesson, the student will learn 8 to 12 kanji and then move on to the exercise section, which features one page of manga using all the characters learnt in that lesson; a page of different types of exercises; and a page with the correct answers, translations and a summary of the new drawing-compounds that will appear in the next lesson.


Find other titles in Language. As the popularity of manga in jwpanese country continues to soar, so does the desire of its fans to learn Japanese in order to appreciate it in its original language.

It’s unfortunate that the mzngaland couldn’t have been paced better, that the examples couldn’t have been selected to match the reading level, or that the excerpts couldn’t have been more than a single panel. And a beginner who might pick Japanese in Mangaland thinking it will be easy, is probably making the mistaken but reasonable assumption that the book would at least start with manga written for a childrens’ reading level.

Visit our Beautiful Books mamgaland and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Jan 07, Tanuki rated it it was ok Shelves: We use cookies to give you manbaland best possible experience. Now, isn’t the manga supposed to provide the fun and interesting context for learning all of this?

Asking “How do I learn Japanese? Fraeulein rated it really liked it Sep 21, These might as well have been examples from toaster instruction manuals, or ads found on the walls of the Tokyo subway system.

Japanese in Mangaland: Basic Japanese Course Using Manga by Marc Bernabé

Unfortunately, this intermediate language includes an arbitrary collection of abbreviations for grammatical jargon that doesn’t translate literally, so his rough translations are peppered with nonsense syntactic markers like “EP” and “DOP”. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Gracias por el curso.


To ask other readers questions about Japanese in Mangalandplease sign up. Though unsurprisingly he had chapters focusing on those topics, seeing as how the entirety of the book is based around reading manga. The 30 lessons that make up the book include drills, and a small glossary of basic “kanji” is appended as an added bonus.

I really liked how it teaches both polite and common speech instead of starting only with polite speech. Now, this same approach is applied to the often-daunting task of mastering kanji — the Chinese ideograms — in Kanji in MangaLand, the first of a 3-volume course covering the 1, basic kanji characters.

It has some usefulness in learning some informal forms of speech alongside classroom ones — including swear words! Want to Read saving…. LearnJapanese subscribe unsubscribereaders users here now New to Japanese? Jocilyn rated it it was ok Dec 18, Refresh and try again. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Madison rated it really liked it Dec 07, I loved seeing actual manga examples, but when going through them when I did, most of them were just too difficult for me or any beginner.

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