This document explains Japanese grammar in a systematic step-by-step process and is released underthe Creative Commons License. It was created as a resource for those who want to learn Japanesegrammar in a rational, intuitive way that makes sense in Japanese. The explanations are focused onhow to make sense of the grammar not from English but from a Japanese point of view. To learn moreabout this guide, go to the introduction page and start learning this intriguing and unique language!
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This document was not translated from the HTML by the author, Tae Kim, but by a volunteerbeginning Japanese language student. The furigana is especially at risk for introduced errors.
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