Japanese Made Easy: Revised and Updated: The Ultimate Guide to Quickly Learn Japanese from Day One

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$11.11
UPC:
9784805309636
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing; 3 edition (March 10, 2010)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
256
Shipping Weight:
13.4 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
ISBN-10:
4805309636
ISBN-13:
978-4805309636
Author:
Yumi Matsunari,Tazuko Ajiro Monane

Product Overview

This is a self-study guide to the Japanese languageHarvard University'sTazuko Monaneteaches you the secret of speaking Japanese fluently in simple 20-minute lessons. Each lesson zeroes in on one everyday activity: introducing yourself, asking directions, ordering sushi, giving directions to a taxi driver, eating with friends, and other everyday conversations.Japanese Made Easyis designed for people living in or going to Japan who would like to learn Japanese but have never studied it before. Obviously, living or traveling in Japan is itself not the secret to learning Japanesemany Westerners live in Japan for a long time and except for a few words learn very little about its language. The important thing will be your motivation to learn. An ability to speak Japanese and read Japanese is vital to understanding your surroundings. Whether you travel to Japan as a tourist, student or businessperson, whether you use this book before or after your arrival in Japan, what could provide better motivation than knowing that a familiarity with the Japanese language (and with the culture it reflects) will help make your stay in Japan much richer and more interesting.If you have the good fortune to know a Japanese person, he or she will surely make your learning even easierespecially when you study pronunciation. But don't be discouraged if you have no live model" to learn from. By following the simple suggestions given here, you will be able to come out with good understandable Japanese on your own. Key features of this book include:More than 40 social situations commonly encountered by foreigners in Japanincluding greetings, asking directions, dining out, visiting places, and shopping.Practice exercises based on over 30 of the most important Japanese sentence patterns, with example sentences and answer keys.Notes on the key points of Japanese vocabulary and Japanese grammar.A comprehensive glossary of important Japanese words and an index of vocabulary and grammar items.

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