Tuttle Japanese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Japanese (Downloadable Audio Included)

Author: Sachiko Toyozato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462916279

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 4042

Japanese for Beginners is a straightforward learning guide which enables beginners to pick up a functional 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 downloadable audio 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 include: 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. Downloadable audio 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!
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Japanese Kanji for Beginners

(JLPT Levels N5 & N4) First Steps to Learning the Basic Japanese Characters [Includes Printable Flash Cards]

Author: Timothy G. Stout,Kaori Hakone

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918999

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 3185

The method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully. The Japanese language has two basic writing systems, kanji characters—which are based on Chinese characters and hiragana and katakana—a mnemonics based alphabet. This handy book teaches you a new mnemonics-based method to read and write the 430 highest-frequency kanji characters. Along with its sister book: Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginners it provides a complete introduction to written Japanese. Japanese Kanji for Beginners contains everything you need to learn the kanji characters required for the Advanced Placement Japanese Language and Culture Exam. It is designed for use by high school or college students as well as independent learners. The kanji learned in this book closely adhere to those introduced in every major Japanese language textbook. Key features of Japanese Kanji for Beginners include: The 430 highest-frequency kanji characters 44 simple, easy-to-follow lessons Concise information on kanji elements, readings and pronunciations Extensive exercises, drills, and writing practice Downloadable content with printable flash cards, practice quizzes and extra exercises Extensive downloadable content book contains a set of printable kanji flash cards to assist learners in reviewing and memorizing the kanji in the book. It also contains sample vocabulary quizzes in a multiple-choice format similar to those in the AP exam, as well as additional exercises that further reinforce the newly learned kanji.
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Japanese Katakana for Beginners

First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System

Author: Timothy G. Stout

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914012

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 3810

This is a user–friendly guide to learning Japanese Katakana and includes a set of 46 flash cards Japanese Katakana for Beginners makes learning of beginner kana fast and effective by using memorable picture mnemonics, along with clear explanations, examples and lots of fun exercises—a method that has helped thousands of students lean katakana successfully in the United States and Japan. Picture mnemonics enhance memory by associating the shape and sound of each Japanese kana character with combinations of images and English words already familiar to students. This book is organized into three main sections: The first introduces the basic 46 katakana characters along with writing tips and opportunities to practice writing them. The secondteachers the usage rules that allow students to write all Japanese sounds, providing more opportunities for practice. The third strengthens students' skills through a wide range of exercises (word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, visual discrimination, timed recognition quizzes, etc) designed to both increase the knowledge of the Japanese language and reinforce newly acquired writing skills. A set of flash cards printed on perforated cardstock and a list of suggested flash card activities, are also provided at the end of the book. Each of these cards introduces a katakana character along with the picture mnemonic that helps to recognize and remember it.
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Tuttle Japanese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Japanese (MP3 Audio CD Included)

Author: Sachiko Toyozato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9784805309063

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 512

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 include: 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!
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Beginning Japanese

Your Pathway to Dynamic Language Acquisition (CD-ROM Included)

Author: Michael L. Kluemper,Lisa Berkson,Nathan Patton,Nobuko Patton

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804840569

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 3708

This is a complete Japanese textbook and language learning package for beginning learners. Start speaking, reading and writing Japanese today with the most exciting new introduction to the Japanese language! Beginning Japanese follows the story of Kiara, an American exchange student who lives in Japan and loves to study Japanese. With the help of her Japanese friends and the time-traveling Tomo Tanuki (raccoon dog), Kiara learns to speak, read, and write Japanese while she visits famous people and places in Japanese history. Illustrated with manga-style comics—:a fun way to learn Japanese and written by experienced high-school Japanese teachers, this Japanese textbook will show you how to pronounce Japanese; read and write hiragana, katakana, and 125 basic kanji; and understand conversational Japanese. Key features of this program: An engaging storyline—including a time–travel adventure—unfolds as learners advance, adding motivation to master the language. Authentic written, visual, and oral materials embedded naturally throughout. Kanji is taught beginning with Chapter 1—and together with current vocabulary rather than separately. (At the end of Vol. 1 you'll know 148 kanji). Technology is used extensively for authentic tasks. A dedicated website provides additional content and updates. Content is aligned with the ACTFL National Standards. The CD–ROM includes: Native Japanese language speakers. Pronunciation guides. Accompanying dialogues. New word lists. Fun songs. Listening activities and tests. Extensive printable exercises. The Beginning Japanese Website includes: Online games and activities. Additional information and updates. Downloadable Hiragana Practice Book, Katakana Practice Book, kana practice sheets. Downloadable kanji and kana flash cards. Beginning Japanese is the first volume in a 3-level series. Deepen your learning with the Beginning Japanese Workbook, a volume of drills and exercises that reinforce the lessons in the textbook. If you already speak basic Japanese, continue your learning with the second level, Intermediate Japanese. Whether you're learning Japanese for fun, preparing for a Japanese proficiency exam, or want to achieve AP- or IB-level competency, Beginning Japanese is your key to becoming a confident Japanese-speaker.
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Basic Japanese

Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Fully Revised & Expanded with Manga, Audio Download & a Dictionary)

Author: Samuel E. Martin,Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919286

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 3006

An introduction to Japanese through authentic, commonly-used sentences. This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or self-study. It adopts a very different approach from other Japanese language books—teaching you the underlying sentence structures and patterns of Japanese along with essential vocabulary and phrases so you can attain basic fluency quickly. The emphasis is on acquiring a working knowledge of simple, everyday Japanese sentences. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect the way Japanese is spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added to each dialogue along with the latest jargon for the internet, social media, cellphones, and IT, and a bidirectional dictionary is included at the back. Each self-contained lesson presents a simple four-step method: Step 1: Basic Sentences: Each lesson begins with a few simple sentences. Essential vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the downloadable audiok. Step 2: Communication Notes: A detailed discussion of each sentence follows to assist you in understanding the underlying structure and how to form new sentences based on the same pattern. Step 3: Everyday Conversations: Authentic dialogues with manga illustrations and native-speaker recordings show you how people communicate naturally in Japan today through simple, everyday interactions. Step 4: Exercises: Several sets of easy exercises help reinforce your understanding of the key points presented in the lesson and review what you have learned so you can move on to the next lesson.
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Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana

Workbook and Practice Sheets

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall,Tetsuo Takagaki

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901816

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 144

View: 3750

Learning Hiragana and Katakana is a systematic and comprehensive Japanese workbook that is perfect for self study or in a classroom setting. Written Japanese combines three different types of characters: the Chinese characters known as kanji, and two Japanese sets of phonetic letters, hiragana and katakana, known collectively as kana, that must be mastered before the Japanese kanji can be learned. Learning Japanese Hiragana and Katakana provides beginning-level students of Japanese a thorough grounding in the basic hiragana and katakana phonetic symbols or syllabaries. A comprehensive introduction presents their basic function, origin, pronunciation and usage. The main body of the book is devoted to presenting the 92 hira and kata characters along with their variations, giving step-by-step guidelines on how to write each character neatly in the correct stroke order, with plentiful practice spaces provided for handwriting practice. This Japanese workbook includes: Systematic and comprehensive coverage of the two Japanese kana systems. Ample provision for Japanese kana practice, review, and self-testing at several levels Detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana, and the various kana combinations. Access to online Japanese audio files to aid in correct pronunciation. Helpful additional information for language students accustomed to romanized Japanese. Vocabulary selected for usefulness and cultural relevance. About this new edition: The new third edition has been expanded and revised to include many additional reading and writing exercises. Accompanying online recordings demonstrate the correct pronunciation of all the characters, vocabulary, and sentences in the book.
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Tuttle Learning Japanese Kanji

(JLPT Levels N5 & N4) The Innovative Method for Learning the 500 Most Essential Japanese Kanji Characters

Author: Glen Nolan Grant

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910890

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

View: 4972

This book enables you to easily recognize the 500 most essential Japanese Kanji—and to memorize their readings and meanings quickly and easily! This book teaches an innovative new method to learn the basic 500 Japanese characters—teaching you how to easily recognize the Kanji and to remember their readings and meanings. Learning to read Japanese and write Japanese requires knowing hundreds of Kanji. Traditionally, the ability to learn Kanji characters was accomplished purely by rote memorization. This method is extremely slow, tedious and time–consuming. The new science of mnemonics has changed all that. By associating an easily–remembered visual image and story with each Kanji, the learner is able to commit the characters to long–term memory far more easily and quickly than ever before. mnemonics also dramatically helps students to write kanji as well. This revolutionary new method has been tried by many thousands of students and it really works! Using a systematic building–block approach to written Japanese, this beginner kanji book also shows you how more complicated characters are constructed from simpler elements. And similar mnemonic strategies are provided for learning the different pronunciations or "readings" of the characters. Use the downloadable audio recordings by Japanese native speakers to perfect your pronunciation. It also provides a unique interactive software program showing you how to write each character and allowing you to write it yourself on screen! This book can be used by anyone, and requires no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. It can be used in conjunction with any Japanese textbook to learn the important Kanji characters upon which the language is based. Key features of this book include: Drawings and stories to create mental associations for the characters that stick in the brain and allow you to recall their meanings and readings. Downloadable content shows you how to write each kanji character Native speaker audio recordings for all the Kanji characters, vocabulary and sample sentences. Sample sentences to expand your vocabulary by showing you how the Kanji are actually used. Extensive review exercises to reinforce what you've learned. User–friendly indexes allowing you to look–up the Kanji and use the book like a Kanji dictionary. The 500 Kanji characters provided in this book include all the characters needed for the AP and JLPT Level 4 and 5 exams–giving you access to approximately 80 percent of all the Kanji characters you encounter in Japan!
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Farsi (Persian) for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Farsi

Author: Saeid Atoofi, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914241

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 520

Perfect for self-studiers or students, this Farsi language education book takes a user-friendly and clear approach. Farsi is the language of Persia (present-day Iran)—the mellifluous mother tongue of famed 13th-century poet Rumi, whose works are still among the best-selling poems in America today. Farsi for Beginners is a complete language course by experienced teacher Dr. Saeid Atoofi which can help you to speak the language and understand this beautiful work of art in its original, as well as open doors to Persian culture. Whether for pleasure, travel or business, language learners will find these lessons clear and easy to follow. By the end of this course, you'll be able to understand short sentences, express your basic needs, and read and write the 32-letter Farsi alphabet. Farsi for Beginners contains the following essential features: Downloadable native-speaker audio recordings help you to pronounce Farsi accurately. Dialogues and stories about a family traveling to contemporary Iran. Idioms, sayings and poems introducing you to the cultures in which Farsi is used. Extensive exercises with answer keys to guide your learning process. Photos and insider cultural tips teach you about Persian culture. Nearly one million Iranian-Americans live in the U.S. today, and a part of Los Angeles is referred to as "Tehrangeles". Farsi is also considered a "critically needed" language by the U.S. government. Learning Persian with Farsi for Beginners and its accompanying audio disc, can open opportunities for travel, for work, or simply to meet new people and understand their lives in a totally new way.
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Japanese Hiragana for Beginners

First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System

Author: Timothy G. Stout

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914004

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 112

View: 7766

Learn how to write all the basic Japanese hiragana with this user-friendly workbook. Japanese Hiragana for Beginners makes learning hiragana fast and effective by using memorable picture mnemonics, along with clear explanations, examples and lots of fun exercises—a method that has helped thousands of students learn hiragana successfully in the United States and Japan. Picture mnemonics enhance memory by associating the shape and sound of each hiragana character with combinations of images and English words already familiar to students. This Japanese language learning book is divided into three main sections: Section 1 introduces the basic 46 hiragana characters along with writing tips and practice exercises. Section 2 teaches the usage rules that allow students to write Japanese sounds. Section 3 strengthens students’ skills through a wide range of exercises (word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, visual discrimination, timed quizzes, etc). A set of flash cards printed on perforated cardstock and a list of suggested flash card activities, are also provided at the end of the book. Each of these cards introduces a hiragana character along with picture mnemonic that helps to recognize and remember it.
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Essential Japanese Grammar

A Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Usage: Learn Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively

Author: Masahiro Tanimori,Eriko Sato

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910092

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

View: 6709

Essential Japanese Grammar is an indispensable study guide for students of the Japanese language at all levels. Long the standard in Japanese language education, it provides clear, jargon-free explanations of how Japanese grammar works and offers hundreds of example sentences. It is an essential handbook for self-study or for the classroom and should be a valued resource for years to come. A strong foundation in grammar is vital to those wishing to learn Japanese as a whole. Essential Japanese Grammar presents a number of unique features. First, grammatical terminology has been kept to a minimum so that extensive prior knowledge of grammar is not required. Second, abundant example sentences written in Japanese characters (kana and kanji) followed by romanji and English translations. Third, the authors have tried to reveal aspects of grammar that may not be found in comparable grammar books such as rare Japanese verbs, adjectival nouns, clauses adverbs, etc. This Japanese grammar book contains: parts of speech. sentence constructions. conjugations forms. speech styles and tones. accentuation rules. essential words and functional elements. an appendix for referencing and cross-referencing Japanese words.
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Read Japanese Today

The Easy Way to Learn 400 Practical Kanji

Author: Len Walsh

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462915922

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 2077

This is the quickest way to effectively learn written Japanese. Japanese characters, called kanji, often intimidate potential students of the language with their complex and mysterious appearance. Read Japanese Today is a comprehensible and story–like approach to an often difficult language. Intended for people on the go, this book will teach you to recognize and read the 400 most commonly used Japanese kanji characters. Completely revised and expanded and featuring 25 percent more kanji than previous editions, Read Japanese Today is a fun way to demystify the beautiful Japanese language. Far from being complex and mysterious, Japanese kanji are actually a simple and fascinating pictographic system, easily understood and readily mastered. With the approach used in this easy–to–read, entertaining book, you'll soon be able to recognize and read more than 400 kanji, whether or not you have any knowledge of Japanese grammar or the spoken language. The kanji characters stick in your mind thanks to an engaging text and illustrations that show how each character developed and what it represents. The description for each kanji explains its origin, its modern meaning, and how it is pronounced. Many examples of everyday usage are included. Read Japanese Today also includes: A brief history of the Japanese writing system. Explanations for how the parts of each kanji are related to the whole. Guidelines for writing Kanji and pronouncing words using them. An introduction to the Japanese hiragana and katakana syllabaries. A complete index to English meanings and a summary table for all of the kanji that are introduced in the book.
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Conversational Japanese

The Right Word at the Right Time: This Japanese Phrasebook and Language Guide Lets You Learn Japanese Quickly!

Author: Anne Kaneko

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910033

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 831

This book is a user–friendly language guide for basic spoken Japanese. To effectively learn Japanese and communicate in another culture you need more than the bare bones of the language. You need to understand the given norms of that society, how people interact, how things work, what the system is, how to navigate and manipulate those systems—in short, how to use the language in context. More than a Japanese phrase book, Conversational Japanese provides basic material for practical day-to-day communication. Through hundreds of example sentences and dialogs, as well as thorough explanations of the customs involved, learners will know what to say and do when: Meeting new people. Reserving a hotel room. Buying a train ticket. Offering a gift. Writing emails, business letters, cards and thank-you notes. This book aims to prepare you for situations you are likely to find yourself in if you go to Japan to visit or to work. Every chapter starts with a short introduction giving background knowledge for that topic; then there are dialogues based on real–life situations which give you you the words and phrases you need to manage a wide range of daily tasks from getting on with the neighbors, to buying a phone, shopping on the internet, sightseeing, visiting clients or giving a speech. The Japanese language is kept simple and clear and strikes a balance between Japanese textbook language and colloquial Japanese language. Real life Japanese conversations are untidy and elliptical. Unlike most language books, Conversational Japanese does not restrict the use of kanji (Chinese characters), and the sentences are written in the usual Japanese combination of kana (hiragana and katakana) and kanji. Since learning kanji is a difficult task, Conversational Japanese includes romanji (Romanized Japanese) for each word or phrase. As you progress, using kanji and kana will become easier to remember and you should be able to pick up new kanji over time. Soon you your abilities to speak Japanese, comprehend Japanese, read Japanese and write Japanese will be improved.
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I'm Learning Japanese!

A Language Adventure for Young People

Author: Christian Galan

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462916554

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9688

This is a fun and entertaining beginner level children's Japanese language book (9 years old and up) that is also appropriate for adults. I'm learning Japanese takes a light–hearted approach to the Japanese language by using fun anime–style manga characters to teach Japanese. However, it does not scrimp on content and covers everything from Japanese kanji, kana and grammar to Japanese culture and customs. The book starts out with the main characters, Emily, Nico and Teo sitting on the grass after school, minding their own business, when—unbelievable!—a giant talking fox dressed in a kimono appears. Explaining that he knows magic, speaks 3,000 languages and is respected as a sensei (master), he wonders if the three kids are ready to learn Japanese from him. During the next 128 amusing pages the three friends learn to speak Japanese, read Japanese and write japanese…along with taking breaks to try Japanese hot-spring baths, sumo wrestling, Zen meditation and more. Focusing on exactly what the 9 to 13-year-old learner wants to know, this book is carefully set up to allow them to learn Japanese independently, at their own speed, without an adult's help. Every page of I'm Learning Japanese! is in full color and the illustrated comic book-approach, with its speech bubbles and funny side remarks, makes the learning seem to fly. It gives preteens a fun grounding in the language, and one that's accurate and practical. Nothing they learn here is "watered down" or will ever need to be unlearned, should they continue on with their Japanese language studies in school or later in life.
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Speak Japanese Today

Author: Kamiya, T.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804815635

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 184

View: 4695

Twenty carefully-structured lessons and two review chapters teach simple, correct Japanese for everyday use.
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Guide to Learning Hiragana & Katakana

First Steps to Reading and Writing Japanese

Author: Kenneth G. Henshall,Tetsuo Takagaki

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804833912

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 120

View: 9768

This book presents a systematic and comprehensive overview of the two kana systems needed to read and write Japanese. With expanded writing and preparation space, this revised edition offers ample provisions for practice, review, and self-testing at several levels. It also includes a detailed reference section explaining the origin and function of kana and the various kana combinations.
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Essential Japanese Vocabulary

Learn to Avoid Common (and Embarrassing!) Mistakes: Learn Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary Quickly and Effectively

Author: Akira Miura

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910106

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 4968

This is a clear, simple and compact guide to colloquial, everyday Japanese. Acquire basic proficiency in spoken Japanese. A streamlined, efficient approach. Perfect for self–learners or classroom use. Includes kanji and kana. Essential Japanese Vocabulary teaches all the Japanese grammar you need to speak and understand simple spoken Japanese. Covering only what is essential, it provides and efficient way for learners who have limited time to gain basic proficiency and begin to communicate naturally with Japanese language speakers. Intended for both self–study and classroom use the guide offers a practical course in colloquial Japanese, but leaves aside forms that are unnecessary or little used as well as those that are more important for written Japanese. In short chapters, it helps the user understand the logic of Japanese grammar, while its straightforward explanations and clear examples make learning as easy as possible. The book includes a glossary of grammatical terms and an index, as well as appendixes on Japanese pronunciation and verb conjugation. In a focused and convenient approach, Essential Japanese Vocabulary is an indispensable tool for beginners just starting to learn Japanese or a handy aid for more experience learners who wish to refresh their knowledge.
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Japanese For Dummies

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118130715

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

View: 5161

Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato introduces the essentials of Japanese grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the Japanese language, before showing you Japanese in action. 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 audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations.
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Korean for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Korean (Downloadable Material Included)

Author: Henry J. Amen IV,Kyubyong Park

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901034

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 6324

Have you ever considered learning Korean, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away! Korean has been called "the most logical language there is," and with this friendly and thorough introduction you will soon see why. The best way to learn Korean—this book uses a lighthearted, humorous approach. Korean for Beginners starts by showing you just how reasoned and logical the Korean alphabet, hangeul, actually is, and helps you master it faster than you learned the English alphabet. Realistic situations you might encounter in Korea in Korean-speaking environments are described, and new words are explained in terms of how you'll find them useful to communicate. Numerous illustrations enliven the text, downloadable audio lets you listen and repeat phrases in the book. Soon you'll be able to say with pride, "I know Korean!" Features of Korean for Beginners are: Learn to read Korean writing with ease. Practical phrases help you converse with confidence. A lighthearted "guide" walks you through, bringing the language to life. Downloadable audio with native Korean speakers help you to speak Korean like a pro. As the more than 1 million Americans who speak Korean can attest, the Korean language is here to stay, and generations of young (and older) adults are determined to learn it. This book is for people who want a grasp of how to speak, write and understand Korean—and who want to enjoy things while they're at it!
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Japanese Made Easy

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

Author: Tazuko Ajiro Monane

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901026

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 6699

This is a self-study guide to the Japanese language Harvard University's Tazuko Monane teaches 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 Easy is 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 Japanese—many 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 easier—especially when you study pronunciation. But don't be discourage 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 Japan—including 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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