Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons

Author:   Samuel E. Martin ,  Eriko Sato
Publisher:   Tuttle Publishing
Edition:   Revised ed.
ISBN:  

9784805313909


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   01 December 2017
Format:   Paperback
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This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or for 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 key 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 actually spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added for each dialogue along with the latest jargon for 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. Key vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the free CD-ROM in the book. 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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Author:   Samuel E. Martin ,  Eriko Sato
Publisher:   Tuttle Publishing
Imprint:   Tuttle Publishing
Edition:   Revised ed.
ISBN:  

9784805313909


ISBN 10:   4805313900
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   01 December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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This book excels at differentiating really similar concepts, even adding more to the never-ending question of 'What is the difference between [this character] and [this character]?' The vocabulary words are also thematically arranged, usually with illustrations for some words for better memory reinforcement. Pronunciation in the CD tracks actually sounds natural compared to other learning materials --Japan Reference blog


This book excels at differentiating really similar concepts, even adding more to the never-ending question of <i>'What is the difference between [this character] and [this character]?'</i> The vocabulary words are also thematically arranged, usually with illustrations for some words for better memory reinforcement. Pronunciation in the CD tracks actually sounds natural compared to other learning materials <b><i>Japan Reference</i> blog</b>


This book excels at differentiating really similar concepts, even adding more to the never-ending question of <i>'What is the difference between [this character] and [this character]?'</i> The vocabulary words are also thematically arranged, usually with illustrations for some words for better memory reinforcement. Pronunciation in the CD tracks actually sounds natural compared to other learning materials --<b><i>Japan Reference</i> blog</b>


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Samuel E. Martin was a master teacher of the Japanese language and a major force in language learning in the postwar U.S. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees in Oriental languages from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. At Yale he served as chairman of the Department of East and South Asian Languages and Literatures and the Department of Linguistics. He is the author of numerous books and papers on Japanese and Korean, including the definitive A Reference Grammar of Japanese and A Reference Grammar of Korean.Eriko Sato is lecturer of Japanese and Japanese linguistics and the director of the Pre-College Japanese Program and the Teacher Certification Program for Japanese at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she received her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1996. She authored Japanese for Dummies Japanese Demystified, and Contemporary Japanese: A Textbook for College Students, and co-authored My First Japanese Kanji Book and Essential Japanese Grammar.

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