Japanese for Dummies

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Japanese is a wonderful language, very different from European languages. It is also the gateway to the rich culture of the exciting and complex island nation of Japan. Some people get intimidated by the prospect of speaking Japanese—worried that it’s just too complex and different—but these fears are unfounded. While you can devote a lifetime to the study of this or any language, picking up the basics of Japanese doesn’t require any more than an interest and a willingness to try something new.

Japanese For Dummies has everything you need to get off the ground with speaking the language. Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato starts you off with the essentials of grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the language, before showing you Japanese in action. You’ll then explore vocabulary and expressions through dialogues taking place in situations such as:

  • Introductions and greetings
  • Eating and drink ing
  • Shopping
  • Exploring the town
  • Talking on the telephone
  • Asking directions
  • Getting around
  • Staying at a hotel
  • You’ll also discover social customs, formalities, and manners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Whether you simply want to introduce yourself to the Japanese language, say a few words to a neighbor or coworker, or you’re planning a major trip or study abroad in Japan, Japanese For Dummies will enable you to get the basics fast and work towards your own goal at your own pace. You’ll also find out about:

  • How to use karaoke to help you learn Japanese
  • Movies that will introduce you to Japanese culture and language
  • Learning Japanese the “gourmet” way
  • When ignoring “no, thank you” shows good manners
  • Proper table manners
  • Proper body language
  • How to sound fluent
  • And much more!
  • With helpful vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary at the end, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations, Japanese For Dummies assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese on your part—providing the perfect guide for a quick-but-thorough, lighthearted-but-not-lightweight introduction to the language.

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    Japanese For Dummies has everything you need to get off the ground with speaking the language. Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato starts you off with the essentials of grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the language, before showing you Japanese in action. You’ll then explore vocabulary and expressions through dialogues taking place in situations such as:

  • Introductions and greetings
  • Eating and drink ing
  • Shopping
  • Exploring the town
  • Talking on the telephone
  • Asking directions
  • Getting around
  • Staying at a hotel
  • You’ll also discover social customs, formalities, and manners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Whether you simply want to introduce yourself to the Japanese language, say a few words to a neighbor or coworker, or you’re planning a major trip or study abroad in Japan, Japanese For Dummies will enable you to get the basics fast and work towards your own goal at your own pace. You’ll also find out about:

  • How to use karaoke to help you learn Japanese
  • Movies that will introduce you to Japanese culture and language
  • Learning Japanese the “gourmet” way
  • When ignoring “no, thank you” shows good manners
  • Proper table manners
  • Proper body language
  • How to sound fluent
  • And much more!
  • With helpful vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary at the end, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations, Japanese For Dummies assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese on your part—providing the perfect guide for a quick-but-thorough, lighthearted-but-not-lightweight introduction to the language.

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