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Easy Japanese: A Direct Learning Approach for Immediate Communication (Tuttle Language Library)

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Publisher Comments:

This is a carefully structured, self-study book for learning colloquial spoken Japanese.

Easy Japanese will have you speaking Japanese in no time at all. Each lesson presents a few of the most common features of the language in sentences which are short, easy, and immediately useful. The first thirteen lessons show you there is a lot that can be said with just a word or two. The later lessons introduce more variety and explain a few of the fine points. The sentences reflect how the Japanese language is really spoken. They are short but colloquial, abrupt but not rude. Each lesson contains first a number a number of Japanese phrases. After the phrases, there is some material for practice. These are short conversations mad up entirely of the phrases you have learned in the lesson (or in preceding lessons). Each of these conversations built around a rather simple situation. Finally there are some tips to help you learn the material and to tell you a few other things helpful in talking with Japanese natives.

After the lessons, there is a basic vocabulary of some common Japanese words and their English equivalents. The Japanese verbs are presented both in the polite present (–mas') and the plain resent (–u or –ru). At the end of the book there are indexes of Japanese hiragana and katakana.

Key highlights of this book are:

  • 30 short, easy–to–follow lessons with practical exercises.
  • A Japanese–English dictionary of over 3,000 most commonly used words.
  • Writing charts of the hiragana and katakana Japanese syllabaries.

Synopsis:

A simple introduction to everyday speech

Synopsis:

The beginning student, tourist, traveler, businessperson-everyone interested in the Japanese language as it is spoken today-will find this book to be an invaluable learning aid. Thirty easy-to-follow lessons present the most common features of the language in short, simple and immediately useful sentences. Practice exercises, accompanied by a Japanese-English dictionary, enable the user to apply grammar and vocabulary, and emphasize colloquial Japanese conversation. Based on years of successful, proven linguistic methods, Easy Japanese is an eminently practical introduction to the language.

Synopsis:

Easy Japanese is a carefully structured, practical approach to the colloquial language--this book's primary aim is to teach you how to speak it.

About the Author

Samuel E. Martin received his undergraduate and master's degree in Oriental languages from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. He is the author of several books, including A Reference Grammar of Japanese.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804837460
Author:
Martin, Samuel E.
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
General Foreign Language Study
Subject:
Japanese language -- English.
Subject:
Japanese language -- Spoken Japanese.
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Japanese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japanese to english; english to japanese; japanese phrasebook; japanese phrase book; speak japanese
Subject:
Japanese to english; english to japanese; japanese phrasebook; japanese phrase book; speak japanese; japanese book
Subject:
japanese language; Japanese to english; english to japanese; japanese phrasebook; japanese phrase book; speak japanese; japanese book
Subject:
japanese language ; Japanese to english ; english to japanese
Subject:
speak japanese ; japanese book
Subject:
learn japanese; japanese language; Japanese to english; english to japanese
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
4th Edition, Fourth Edition
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.25 in 7 oz

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A simple introduction to everyday speech
"Synopsis" by , The beginning student, tourist, traveler, businessperson-everyone interested in the Japanese language as it is spoken today-will find this book to be an invaluable learning aid. Thirty easy-to-follow lessons present the most common features of the language in short, simple and immediately useful sentences. Practice exercises, accompanied by a Japanese-English dictionary, enable the user to apply grammar and vocabulary, and emphasize colloquial Japanese conversation. Based on years of successful, proven linguistic methods, Easy Japanese is an eminently practical introduction to the language.
"Synopsis" by , Easy Japanese is a carefully structured, practical approach to the colloquial language--this book's primary aim is to teach you how to speak it.

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