Don't let the different script intimidate you from your goals! This easy-to-follow workbook clearly explains how Japanese words are pronounced and spelled, quickly leading you into short sentences and the beginning of your foray into speaking Japanese. Explanatory text will help you navigate the language structure, while dialogues, practice exercises, and cartoons provide plenty of opportunities to see Japanese used in-context. MP3 CD with audio included. 207 indexed pages, softcover.
Japanese for Beginners is a straightforward learning guide which enables beginners to pick up a function knowledge of spoken Japanese very quickly and easily.
Specifically designed to teach spoken Japanese as it is used in daily life rather than in a formal setting, Japanese for Beginners
is perfect for a tourist or business person traveling to Japan or a student who wants to learn Japanese rapidly and effectively. Up-to-date and concise, it features the most well respected and proven approach available. Full lessons break down the more difficult aspects of the Japanese language such as pronunciation and grammar, while the MP3 and audio CD
allows for listening comprehension and practice. The writing element focuses on the easy-to-read Latin script (romanji
) rather than on the more difficult Japanese script (kanji and kana
), cutting down on the time it takes between starting the book and being able to speak Japanese.
Key features of Japanese for Beginners
- Practical Japanese phrases help you converse with ease.
- Comic strips (Japanese manga) and dialogues bring Japanese to life.
- Exercises help you to practice speaking and listening.
- MP3 audio CD features native Japanese speakers to help you pronounce Japanese like a pro.
Thousands of people need to communicate in Japanese for practical reasons, but don't have the time or opportunity to devote the many years it takes to study Japanese formally. By providing a firm grounding in Japanese sentence structure, using dialogues that reflect authentic Japanese culture and comic strips that emphasize conversations and humor, Tuttle Japanese for Beginners
will soon have you on your way to becoming conversational in Japanese. When you consider that the Japanese language is spoken by 125 million people worldwide, and Japan is the world's third largest economy, the advantages of speaking Japanese become clear!
Sachiko Toyozato is the founder of a language school for English-speakers in Okinawa, Japan, and has been teaching Japanese to foreigners for over three decades.
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