Yookoso! Invitation to Contemporary Japanese Student Edition with Online Learning Center Bind-In Card

© 2006
by Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku

3rd Edition 576 Pages Mixed media product
9780072971200 0072971207

http://www.mhhe.com/yookoso3

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Yookoso! An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese is the first volume of a two-volume series for beginning Japanese courses. Based on modern principles of second-language acquisition, it was the first beginning Japanese text to integrate the teaching of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and offer a full complement of ancillary materials. In this text, grammar is treated as a tool for developing the ability to communicate in Japanese, rather than as a focal point. The rich illustration program--including photographs, line drawings, and realia--provides an attractive context for language learning.

Getting Started

Part One Meeting Others and Introducing Yourself Everyday Greetings Classroom Expressions The Japanese Writing System (1): Introduction Part Two Numbers up to 20 Asking and Giving Telephone Numbers Asking and Telling Time Asking What Something Is The Japanese Writing System (2): Hiragana (1) Part Three Talking About Daily Activities Talking About Future Activities and Events Talking About Likes and Dislikes The Japanese Writing System (3): Hiragana (2) Part Four Talking About Activities and Events in the Past Inviting Someone to Do Something Talking About Weekly Schedules Talking About the Weather The Japanese Writing System (4): Katakana (1) Part Five Asking Location Numbers from 21 to 10,000 Asking About Existence Asking About Price Talking More About Likes and Dislikes The Japanese Writing System (5): Katakana (2)

Introduction to Kanji Introduction to Yookoso!

Language Notes and Culture Notes are not listed here.

Chapter 1: Classmates

Topics/Vocabulary Nationalities and Languages Personal Information Around Campus Study Hint: Learning New Vocabulary Grammar 1. Identification: The Copula desu 2. Possessive Particle no 3. Personal Pronouns and Demonstratives 4. Asking Questions: Interrogatives Particles ha and ga Culture Notes shusshin (Origins) Japanese Universities and Colleges Asking Personal Questions Reading and Writing Reading 1: Huransu-jin no kurasumeeto Study Hint: Learning Kanji Reading 2: penparu o sagashite imasu! Kanji The Six Types of Kanji Skills Practice Language Functions and Situations Introducing Friends Introducing Yourself Listening Comprehension

Chapter 2: My Town

Topics/Vocabulary Commuting Cities and Neighborhoods Buldings and Places Around Town Grammar 5. Adjectives and Adverbs 6. Expressing Existence: The Verbs arimasu and imasu 7. Indicating Location 8. Positional Words 9. Numerals and Counters 10. Expressing Likes and Dislikes: suki and kirai Sentence-Final yo Study Hint: Learning Grammar Polite Form Versus Plain Form Culture Notes Long Commutes kooban (Police Boxes) Japanese Addresses Reading and Writing Reading 1: Buraun-san no apaato no kinjo Reading 2: Hayashi-san no hurusato Kanji Skills Practice Language Functions and Situations Making Communication Work Showing Location on a Map Listening Comprehension

Chapter 3: Everyday Life

Topics/Vocabulary Schedules Daily Activities Weekends and Holidays Grammar 11. The Basic Structure of Japanese Verbs 12. The Nonpast, Polite Form of Verbs 13. The Past, Polite Form of Verbs 14. Particles Showing Grammatical Relationships 15. Making Suggestions: ~mashoo 16. Conjoining Nouns: to and ya Adverbs Used in Negative Sentences Connecting Disjunctive Sentences Approximate Numbers Culture Notes Part-Time Jobs for College Students nengoo kokumin no shukujitsu (National Holidays) Reading and Writing Reading 1: Buraun-san no nichijooseikatsu Reading 2: Buraun-san no shuumatsu Kanji Skills Practice Language Functions and Situations Making a Phone Call Extending an Invitation Listening Comprehension

Chapter 4: Weather and Climate

Topics/Vocabulary Weather Reports Enjoying the Four Seasons Forecasting Grammar 17. Conjugating Adjectives 18. Comparatives and Superlatives 19. The Past, Plain Forms of Verbs 20. Explaining a Reason: ...noda 21. The Te-Form of Adjectives and the Copula 22. The Te-Form of Verbs 23. Adverbs Used with Comparatives Linking Disjunctive Clauses with keredomo Conjoining Sequential Actions Culture Notes "C Types of Rain How to Write a Letter in Japanese Reading and Writing Reading 1: Buraun-san e no tegami Reading 2: Toraberu gaido: Iroha-machi no kikoo Kanji Skills Practice Language Functions and Situations Asking Questions About the Japanese Language Asking for Assistance with Kanji Listening Comprehension

Chapter 5: Hobbies and Leisure Activities

Topics/Vocabulary Hobbies and Pastimes Sports Family Grammar 24. Interrogatives + ka / mo / demo 25. Describing Abilities 26. Nominalizers: koto and no 27. More Uses of the Particle mo 28. Potential Form of Verbs 29. The Te-Form of Verbs + imasu 30. Relative Clauses 31. Describing a Change in State: naru Nominal Verbs ka (or) Words Expressing Respect and Politeness Have You Already Eaten? Some Time Expressions Culture Notes go, shoogi, maajan, pachinko: Japanese Games When You Are Praised Nihon no supootsu: Japanese Sports The Japanese Family Reading and Writing Reading 1: Sanraizu Karuchaa Sentaa no oshirase Reading 2: Gakusee to sarariiman no yoka choosa Kanji Skills Practice Language Functions and Situations Responding to Compliments Introducing a Family Member Listening Comprehension

Chapter 6: Food

Topics/Vocabulary Foods and Beverages Flavors and Tastes Cooking Terms Grammar 32. Expressing Experience: The Ta-Form of Verbs + koto ga aru 33. Expressing a Desire: hoshii, hoshigaru, ~tai, and ...tagaru 34. Expressing an Opinion: ...to omou 35. ~sugiru 36. Quoting Speech: ...to iu 37. Expressing Intention: tsumori and the Volitional Form of Verbs 38. The Te-Form of Verbs + miru, shimau, iku, and kuru 39. Expressing Simultaneous Actions: ~nagara ~garu soo Quote Marker to Study Hint: How to Remember Verb Conjugations moo and mada Culture Notes ocha What Do Japanese Eat? Reading and Writing Reading 1: Baikingu ryoori `Murasaki? Reading 2: Anata no shokuji chekku Kanji Skills Practice Language Functions and Situations Asking and Expressing Opinions At a Restaurant Listening Comprehension

Chapter 7: Shopping

Topics/Vocabulary Shops and Stores Shopping Clothes Grammar 40. When Something Happens: Temporal Clauses Ending in toki 41. Indefinite Pronoun no 42. Making If-Then Statements: The tara Conditonal 43. Going Somewhere with a Purpose: Using the Particle ni to Express Purpose 44. Reporting Hearsay: ...sooda 45. Saying Whether or Not Something Is True: ...kadooka 46. Giving Reasons with ...shi, ...shi dake ~yasui, ~nikui Culture Notes iro (Colors) Handling Japanese Money Metric System Reading and Writing Reading 1: `San Roodo? gurando oopuningu seeru Reading 2: mai fasshion Kanji Skills Practice Language Functions and Situations Shopping Saying Whether Two Things Are the Same or Different Listening Comprehension

Appendices

1. Verb Conjugation 2. Adjective and Copula Conjugation 3. Numbers 4. Counters 5. Time, Days, Months, and Years 6. Ko-so-a-do Words 7. Japanese Accent 8. Kanji List

Japanese-English Glossary English-Japanese Glossary Index

New to this Edition

A brand-new interior design provides an up-to-date and contemporary look for the materials and enhances the pedagogy.

New photographs, line art, and realia also bring the materials in step with today's contemporary Japanese culture.

Revised activities and cultural content keep the material fresh and up to date.

A new companion Online Learning Center with additional exercises and resources (including the full audio program as Premium Content) further enriches the third edition.


Retained Features

Each chapter of Yookoso! features a cultural theme, around which the vocabulary, activities, grammar, readings, and cultural notes of the chapter are organized.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are systematically developed in each chapter.

The text offers many functional and real-life reading materials, with accompanying activities.

Student interaction in Japanese is encouraged via partner/pair practice, interview-based activities, and role-playing suggestions.

Highly student-centered, the text provides cultural information and learning hints throughout.

The attractive art program of photographs, line drawings, and realia enhances the material presented.

A companion interactive CD-ROM provides an engaging review of vocabulary and grammar as well as video segments that help facilitate comprehension skills. The result is a fun, interactive language experience that brings Japanese language and culture to life.

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