Synopses & Reviews
Japanese Made Easy is an accessible and thorough guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese words and phrases within a few hours. This book has been completely revised to help beginners build practical language skills quickly and easily and updated to reflect current usage.
- Accessible guide to the basic patterns of the Japanese language- Build practical language skills in only a few weeks
A guide to the basic patterns of the Japanese language and to the most common occasions when they will be used.
An accessible and thorough guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese words and phrases within a few hours
About the Author
Tazuko Ajiro Monane
was the director of the Japanese language program at Harvard University. She was actively involved in language teaching and linguistic research. Many of her methods are embodied in this book.
Yumi Matsunari is an English teacher and translator based in Fukui, Japan.
Table of Contents
* More than 40 daily social situations form the core of the book and cover such occasions as greetings, ordering at a restaurant, buying tickets, finding your way, stating your likes and dislikes, and asking about the things around you. Throughout these sections, example sentences and clearly written grammar notes guide you every step of the way.
* Simple but effective speaking drills and over 30 basic Japanese sentence patterns build upon each other to show you how to speak correctly, not with formulaic phrases but with real statements that reflect your inclination.
* In addition to vocabulary lists containing hundreds of words, there is an index, three special sections on Japanese verbs, and appendixes of frequently seen characters and Japanese words borrowed from English.