The logic behind Japanese sentence structure

Contents

Introduction
    The 80/20 Approach
    Deconstructing Japanese
    How To Learn A Language
    Creating Opportunities To Practice
    Speeding Up Learning
    Keeping Motivated
    The 80/20 Japanese Road Map

Chapter 1: The Sounds Of Japanese

Chapter 2: Introduction to Japanese Grammar
    2.1 Basic Japanese sentence structure
    2.2 Introduction to particles
    2.3 Particles in more depth
Chapter 3: General characteristics of Japanese
    3.1 Politeness
    3.2 Unaffected by person or gender
    3.3 Addressing and referring to people
    3.4 No articles
    3.5 No plurals
    3.6 Highly dependent on context
    3.7 Particle omission
    3.8 Loanwords
Chapter 4: The essentials
    4.1 More useful particles
    4.2 Polite verb tenses and expressions
    4.3 A couple of useful verbs
    4.4 Liking and wanting things
    4.5 Questions
    4.6 Other sentence-ending particles
    4.7 This, that and other variations
    4.8 Relative locations
    4.9 Other generally useful words
Chapter 5: Numbers
    5.1 Number formation and pronunciation
    5.2 Counters
    5.3 Using numbers in a sentence
Chapter 6: Expressing time
    6.1 Timing
    6.2 Period
    6.3 Frequency
    6.4 Using expressions of time with nouns
Chapter 7: Adjectives, nouns and adverbs
    7.1 Adjective types
    7.2 Using adjectives before nouns
    7.3 Adjectives at the end of informal sentences
    7.4 Adjectives in the past tense
    7.5 Negatives of adjectives
    7.6 Informal questions using adjectives
    7.7 Adjective usage summary
    7.8 Using nouns in “to be” sentences
    7.9 Adverbs
Chapter 8: Verbs
    8.1 Verb types
    8.2 The present/future tense
    8.3 The past tense
    8. 4 Verb negatives
    8.5 The potential tense
    8.6 Let’s…
    8.7 Transitive and intransitive verbs
Chapter 9: The て-form
    9.1 Converting to the て-form
    9.2 Continuous tenses
    9.3 Commands and requests
    9.4 Linking multiple actions together in a sequence
    9.5 Describing the means by which an action is completed
    9.6 The negative て-form
    9.7 The て-form of adjectives
Chapter 10: The Magic of Noun Phrases
    10.1 What are noun phrases?
    10.2 Forming noun phrases using verbs that add extra information
    10.3 Forming noun phrases that describe the location of something
    10.4 Forming noun phrases based around the action itself
    10.5 Including multiple pieces of information in a noun phrase
    10.6 Differentiating between noun phrases and clauses
Chapter 11: Particles
    11.1 Types of particles
    11.2 Particle/verb combinations
    11.3 The difference between 「は」 and 「が」
    11.4 Combining particles
Chapter 12: Lots and lots of expressions
    12.1 Very useful expressions
    12.1.1 Anything, something, nothing, and other similar words
    12.1.2 Giving and receiving - あげる・くれる・もらう
    12.1.3 Have done - したことがある
    12.1.4 Mine, yours, old ones and new ones - 私わたしの・古ふるいの
    12.2 Conditional expressions
    12.2.1 If/when - ~たら
    12.2.2 If - なら
    12.2.3 If - すれば
    12.2.4 If - すると
    12.2.5 When - ~とき
    12.3 て-form expressions
    12.3.1 The other negative て-form
    12.3.2 I’m glad/It’s a good thing… - ~てよかった
    12.3.3 Doing something for someone - ~てあげる・~てくれる
    12.3.4 Doing something and coming back - ~てくる
    12.3.6 Doing something completely or making a mistake - ~てしまう
    12.3.7 Doing something in preparation - ~ておく
    12.3.8 Apologizing and thanking for specific things - ~てすみません・~てありがとう
    12.3.9 Even if - ~ても
    12.3.10 Giving and asking for permission - ~てもいい
    12.3.11 Forbidding or saying what shouldn’t be done - ~てはいけない/だめ
    12.3.12 Things that haven’t been done - Another use of the present continuous tense
    12.4 The passive voice
    12.5 Other expressions
    12.5.1 Need to, have to
    12.5.2 Already, yet and still - もう・まだ
    12.5.3 About/concerning - ~について
    12.5.4 While doing - しながら
    12.5.5 Go and do, come and do - しに行いく・しに来くる
    12.5.6 It’s easy/difficult to… - しやすい・しにくい
    12.5.8 Should - はず・べき
    12.5.9 Describing an incomplete list of activities - ~たり~たりする
    12.5.10 Discussing plans - つもり
    12.5.11 Expressing uncertainty - ~かもしれません
    12.5.12 How to do things - やり方かた
    12.5.13 Trying - しようとする・してみる
    12.5.14 Negative questions - しませんか・じゃないの?
    12.5.15 Before/after doing… - ~前まえに・~後あとに
    12.5.16 For/in order to - ~ために
    12.5.17 Whether or not - ~かどうか~
    12.5.18 Too… - ~すぎる
    12.5.19 Describing how things look/appear - ~そう
    12.5.20 Apparently, it seems/looks like - そう・らしい・みたい・よう
    12.5.21 Letting or making someone do something - させる
    12.5.22 I have a feeling… - ~気きがする
    12.5.23 No choice but to… - するしかない
    12.5.24 Turning adjectives into nouns - ~さ
Appendix 1: Understanding verb tenses in noun phrases
Appendix 2: Verb dictionary (English - Japanese)
Appendix 3: Verb dictionary (Japanese - English)
Appendix 4: Non-verb dictionary (English - Japanese)
Appendix 5: Non-verb dictionary (Japanese - English)
Appendix 6: Hiragana Chart
Appendix 7: Katakana Chart
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