Minna no Nihongo

minnanonihongoThis is the main book I’ve been using for my studies. Since I’ve studied with a teacher I only acquired the Translation&Grammar book and then during lessons we listened to CDs, got texts to read and exercises to do.

I like Minna no Nihongo because the stuff I’ve learned feels useful. It feels like situations and conversations that I might end up in. The subjects are more from a work place perspective than the school perspective that you find in some other books.

Minna no Nihongo is a series of books from beginner level to lower intermediate level. Each level is divided into several different types of books. There are

Main Textbooks – These are only in Japanese and needs to be complemented with the Translation & Grammatical Notes in the language of your choice.

Translation & Grammatical Notes in ENGLISH

  • Beginner level  (more information at the publisher’s site):
    • Minna no Nihongo I Honyaku・Bunpo Kaisetsu in English (also available in French, German, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese)
    • Minna no Nihongo II Honyaku・Bunpo Kaisetsu in English (also available in French, German, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese)
  • Lower Intermediate level  (more information at the publisher’s site):
    • Minna no Nihongo Chukyu I Honyaku (available in English, Chinese, German, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese)