Nihonjin No Shiranai Nihongo (The Japanese The Japanese Don't Know)
Absolutely hilarious and educational book. Best seller in Japan."The Japanese the Japanese Don't Know" is a collection of stories about a teacher of Japanese in Japan and her students, what sort of questions they ask, what sort of mistakes they make, etc. There's also a lot of interesting background on the Japanese language, like where certain words came from and such. For example, masu/desu is no...
Publisher: Media Factory (2009)
Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
Amazon Rank: 1332960
Format: PDF Text djvu book
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“Very funny, and informative. My Japanese is still weak, so it's difficult to translate at times. However, once you get it, the humor and information comes through. A good choice!...”
standard Japanese, but it used to be geisha-speak. Men came to the capital, heard geisha speaking that way, and took it home and spread it, thinking it was the way everyone in the capital spoke. There was also a lot about keigo (formal speaking), and how even Japanese people get it wrong a lot. Highly recommended for intermediate/advanced Japanese students. All kanji with furigana reading.