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A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Sentence Patterns
Author Naoko Chino
Publisher Kodansha

Review by David Chien

It tends to use formal sentences, so in real life, you may not see them in your other textbooks until later. But, if you get a good Japanese friend to help show you what the informal sentences look like, you'll have a leg up on the basics.

It repeats the same concept a few times so you get familiar with them: eg. How much are the apples? How much are the bears? How much are the jewels?

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