By Monane, Tazuko AjiroRevised by Matsunari, Yumi
A comprehensive, situation-based guide designed to get you speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! Covers the most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan: Greetings and simple conversation Asking directions and questions Telling the time and handling ...money Shopping and order food & drinks Counting and asking prices Traveling and taking transportation Japanese Made Easy is an accessible and thorough self-study guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese vocabulary and phrases within a few hours. This book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current usage. In this edition, all vocabulary and sentence patterns are shown in Japanese script as well as romanized Japanese and English. Revisions also include new dialogues, cultural notes, illustrations and updated vocabulary. Japanese Made Easy features: 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 grammar and vocabulary A detailed glossary of important Japanese words and an index of vocabulary and grammar The most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan, including asking directions, taking public transport and ordering food This book is based on classroom materials developed at the University of Hawaii, and has been designed to help beginners build practical language skills in only a few weeks of home study. It is an accessible guide to the basic patterns of the Japanese language, and to occasions when they will be most useful to travelers in Japan.Read more
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Tazuko A jiro Monane (1939-1991) served as the director of the Japanese language program at Harvard University. She received her MSc degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University. She was actively involved in language teaching and linguistic research, and many of her innovative teaching methods are embodied in this book. Yumi Matsunari is an English teacher and translator based in Fukui, Japan. Her published works include Japanese Myths, Legends & Folktales.
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