Minna no Nihongo – Primary textbook for beginners

Minna no Nihongo is considered to be the most basic and intermediate Japanese textbook in the world has been used by most centers and universities in teaching. Today, Wordgammar.net would like to share with you about this elementary textbook as well as the learning method to make the most of its effectiveness.

Minna no Nihongo – Primary textbook for beginners

  • Collection of Minna no Nihongo
  • How to use
  • General method
  • A sequence to learn Minna no Nihongo
  • Recorded parts Renshuu C and Kaiwa.
  • Do reading comprehension (し ょ き ゅ う で よ め る タ ク ス 25).
  • Doing listening comprehension (ち ょ う か い タ ク ス 25).

The collection of Minna no Nihongo textbook

minna no nihongo free download
Minna no nihongo free download

1. Honsatsu (Main book)
2. Translation book
3. Book of Bunkei Renshuuchou exercises
4. Shokyuude Yomeru Topiku 25
5. Choukai Tasuku 25
6. Yasashii Sakubun

How to use Minna no Nihongo

1. Honsatsu (Main book)

  • 文 型 (bunkei) – Sample sentence: Sample sentences use a grammatical structure in the lesson (translated in the “sentence form” in the translation book)
  • 例文 (reibun) – Example: Sample dialogs use the grammar structure in the lesson (translated in “Example” in the translation book)
  • 会話 (kaiwa) – Conversation: The main conversation situation in the lesson (used in the “conversation” section of the translation book)
  • 練習 A (renshuu A) – Practice A: Summary of grammatical structures in the lesson
  • 練習 B (renshuu B) – Practice B: Simple exercises that apply the grammar structure learned in the lesson
  • 練習 C (renshuuC) – Practice C: Conversation exercises using the sentence patterns learned in the lesson
  • 問題 (Mondai) – Problem: Listening and writing exercises, using grammar patterns included in the lesson.

2. Translation book

  • Vocabulary: List new words related to the lesson and the topic of the lesson
  • Translation: Translating the bunkei, reibun and kaiwa sections in the main book into Vietnamese
  • Words and reference information: Reference information and vocabulary are not mentioned but are related to the content and topic of the lesson.
  • Grammatical explanation: explain the structure, usage of grammar patterns included in the lesson, including the accompanying examples, very detailed and easy to understand.

Japanese is a difficult language. But if there are faith and really hard work, I believe that you can fully learn to be good at this language. But contraindicated that this journey will be very difficult. According to my own experience, when you start learning, you should join a Japanese class so that you can be guided on how to learn effectively and effectively, avoid wasting time, and will be less “shocked”.

After finishing primary school 1, forming your own method of learning, this stage you can fully learn effectively at home with the Minna no Nihongo!

3. Book of Bunkei Renshuuchou exercises

Book of grammar exercises, lots of diverse and rich exercises.

4. Shokyuude Yomeru Topiku 25

It is a reading comprehension book corresponding to the Minna no Nihongo, while learning grammar in the book itself, you can reading in this book. Read the text and answer the question.

5. Choukai Tasuku 25

There is a similar role in reading books but listening comprehension. The songs are suitable for beginners, with a script at the end of the booklet when you can’t hear it.

6. Yasashii Sakubun

Includes 20 topics for you to practice writing, to a certain lesson you can write (clearly noted in the book). Each lesson has a theme, a sample text, people read the text, then practice questioning and finally writing it into a complete text.

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The General method to learn Japanese with Minna no Nihongo book

Learning japanese with Mina no Nihongo
Learning japanese with Mina no Nihongo

1.Learn by width

Most people learn Japanese yourself and try to achieve perfection right from the start, memorize 100% new words, pronounce 100% correctly, remember 100% grammar … Wordgrammar.net views are unnecessary when we first started.

Instead of spending 10 hours learning 1 lesson 100%, spending 10 hours to study 2 lessons per lesson is 80% better.

2. Learning to synthesize all kinds of textbooks

Maybe you will feel a bit much and discouraged when thinking about having to study 5-6 books at the same time. But that really is an effective way of learning, because:

Although there are many different books, all belong to the same system and share the same amount of knowledge. The vocabulary, grammar, … of books are almost the same. For example, if you learn new words and grammar for lesson 1, then you can read and do Lesson 1 of all books.

Because of the same amount of knowledge (vocabulary, grammar), doing different types of exercises will help us remember knowledge longer. You only need to remember the vocabulary and grammar, then do all the practical exercises.

Comprehensive learning helps the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing is better used. We must understand that foreign language is a combination of many skills. Learning foreign languages only reading new words but can not hear, cannot speak … It is like a deaf and mute person.

3. How to learn Vocabulary and Grammar

3.1. Japanese Vocabulary
  • Principle: Listen, repeat & write
  • Open the file to read new words and heard and check out the glossary of the new word.
  • Absolutely do not learn by write and rewrite, just take time and not effective. If you keep writing and rewriting, you will only remember the typeface, when you hear it will not understand.
3.2. Japanese Grammar
  • Memorize sentence patterns.
  • With Beginner level, it is not necessary to remember too many formulas, mainly just memorize sentence patterns to be able to use them.

A sequence to learn Minna no Nihongo

Mina no Nihongo for beginers
Minna no Nihongo for beginners

1. Learning vocabulary and grammar

  • Learn grammar in the above manner at least 5 times, then listen at least 3 times a day.
  • Reading grammar: New words file: Minna no nihongo CD1; The first listening file will be Dai 1 ka – kotoba; The second song file will be Dai 2 ka – kotoba.

2. Doing part B of Minna no Nihongo textbook

3. Doing Exercise book – Kaite oboeru

4. Doing Part D (Mondai) of Mina no Nihongo textbook

  • Folder File listening mondai: Minna no nihongo CD4 (mondai)
  • File listen to mondai 1 of lesson 1: Dai 1 ka – mondai 1
  • Listening file mondai 3 of lesson 1: Dai 1 ka – mondai 3
  • File listen to mondai 1 of lesson 2: Dai 2 ka – mondai 1

Recorded parts Renshuu C and Kaiwa.

  • Before recording, you will listen to sample readings of kaiwa and Renshuu C first, then imitate and record into the phone, try to read as smoothly as possible.
  • This method of recording helps you familiarize with Japanese intonation and accent. This method is very effective because it will help you reflect Japanese well.

Do reading comprehension (し ょ き ゅ う で よ め る タ ク ス 25).

Of course, you can’t learn Japanese without reading Japanese texts. The reading texts in topiku 25 books are comprehensible readings designed to suit the level of Minna no Nihongo learners. Reading will help you improve your Japanese skills quickly.

Doing listening comprehension (ち ょ う か い タ ク ス 25).

Listening comprehension is also an extremely important skill in communication. If you work hard to record kaiwa and renshuuC, your listening comprehension will be greatly enhanced.
After you’ve done all these steps, you’ve probably mastered up to 80% of the required knowledge of the lesson.
Through this article, I hope you will have an effective way to learn Japanese with Minna no Nihongo textbook. If you have any question please comment below, I’ll give you an answer.
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