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Number of Pages: 408
Vendor: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2012
Series: For Dummies
Japanese is the gateway to the rich culture of the exciting andcomplex island nation of Japan. Some people get intimidated by theprospect of speaking Japanese—worried that it's just toocomplex and different—but these fears are unfounded. Whileyou can devote a lifetime to the study of this or any language,picking up the basics of Japanese doesn't require any more than aninterest and a willingness to try something new.
Japanese For Dummies has everything you need to startspeaking the language. Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Satointroduces the essentials of grammar and pronunciation, giving youa working sense of the language, before showing you Japanese inaction. You'll also discover social customs, formalities, andmanners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present.
- Includes vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary, and an audioCD full of conversations and pronunciations
- Assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese on yourpart—providing the perfect guide for a quick-but-thorough,lighthearted-but-not-lightweight introduction to the language
- CD lets you hear Japanese as it's really spoken and reinforceslessons from the book
Whether you simply want to introduce yourself to the Japaneselanguage, say a few words to a neighbor or coworker, or you'replanning a major trip or study abroad in Japan, Japanese ForDummies will enable you to get the basics fast and work towardsyour own goal at your own pace.
CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included aspart of the e-book file, but are available for download afterpurchase.