a self-study guide that helps you come prepared to Japanese class

step-by-step examples

To show you how to get from an English structure to the equivalent Japanese structure.

All the essentials

Straightforward lessons that focus more on the rules than the exceptions.  Covers the grammar taught in beginning college courses.

Study Tips

Tips to help you learn Japanese vocabulary and word forms, and to remember them.

one point per chapter

In each bite-sized lesson, author Mutsuko Endo Hudson explains one grammar concept and illustrates it with English and Japanese examples.

Explained in English

To help you learn the grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.

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Learn The Grammar Terms Your Textbook Assumes You Know

Parts Of Speech

Learn how to identify English and Japanese nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions so you can choose the correct equivalent to an English word. 

Functions Of Words

Learn how to identify English and Japanese subjects, direct and indirect object so you can choose the correct equivalent to an English word.

English and Japanese Grammatical Terms

Learn of conjugation, gender, number, agreement so you’ll understand these terms that play an important role in Japanese.

Step-By-Step Analysis Of Examples

Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent Japanese structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way. 

Book Reviews

Michigan State University
Stephanie Z, Student
“Note to the author of English Grammar for Students of Japanese— Your book is a godsend! . . . Each page I read makes something click and gives me that wonderful feeling of FINALLY understanding something! As I am currently in Japan, and absolutely loving it, I have taken to studying anywhere and everywhere as much as I can. . . .your book has become a constant companion to me on my train and bus rides and between classes.”
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Noriko A. Sugimori, Professor
“Beneficial for both English and Japanese learners. Now many university students from Japan, who are studying English, will be visiting my classes. I will use this book so that both American and Japanese students will learn more about their languages. The author discusses the fundamental grammar points very clearly. This book is a must-read for instructors of Japanese who teach in English speaking environments.”
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Student
“A Must Have for Beginner/Intermediate students of Japanese. Why I treasure my copy of Hudson's book is that it explains . . . fundamentals, with the result, that you will be able to rapidly transpose between the two languages in a manner and with a speed that reflects your new understanding. Others in your class will stumble and have difficulty because they do not have such a ready reference to English grammar. . . . I thoroughly recommend it and I use it often.”

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