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So I've been using Genki and learning a few individual grammar words but Genki seems more suited to class studys than self study, Is there a good book for self learning Japanese language? I've tried looking reviews but they all seem ether biased or it's just the websites trying to sell their own.
 

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Sure, it has exercises that are geared towards a class setting, but for pure learning it's perfectly suited for self study in my opinion. I used it myself to get the basics down (and didn't need to re-learn them from a different source afterwards).
 

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Sure, it has exercises that are geared towards a class setting, but for pure learning it's perfectly suited for self study in my opinion. I used it myself to get the basics down (and didn't need to re-learn them from a different source afterwards).
But the in class bits kind of throw me off, I would prefer something a bit more aimed at self learners.
 

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Im using minna
Try these. Be sure to purchase the translation copy, too.
Amazon.co.uk: minna no nihongo
100% I also recommend that book minna no nihongo im currenty using it, its more of a class room textbook(grammar heavy).....Japanese for busy people seems more centered for self study
ps: are you interested in learning grammar or conversation skills
 

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are you interested in learning grammar or conversation skills
People not understanding that is not an either-or proposition is largely responsible for the poor progress and proficiency so prominent among the bulk of learners.
 

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People not understanding that is not an either-or proposition is largely responsible for the poor progress and proficiency so prominent among the bulk of learners.
unfortunately i found some textbooks tend to focus on a specific area more than others .... im not sure what he/shes reason for studying japan are.

ps:i recommend a finding a text book that does not use romanjii as some textbooks come with it as a option like minami and Japanese for busy people
 

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Im using minna

100% I also recommend that book minna no nihongo im currenty using it, its more of a class room textbook(grammar heavy).....Japanese for busy people seems more centered for self study
ps: are you interested in learning grammar or conversation skills
Both.
 

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Here is a good list of books, it also mentioning Minna and Genki as well some good resources that are more suited for self-study (which is what you were after) like Human Japanese or Erin's Challenge.
 
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