Easy Japanese

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-01-09
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub

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What is included with this book?


This user-friendly Japanese language book is a complete course, pocket dictionary and Japanese phrasebook in one.

Easy Japanese is designed for Japanese language beginners who are planning a visit to Japan or are already living there and wish to learn spoken Japanese quickly and easily—on their own or with a teacher. This book introduces all the basics of the spoken language with an emphasis on practical daily conversations and vocabulary. It enables you to begin efficiently communicating right away.

Key features of Easy Japanese include:
  • Structured, progressive lessons
  • Focuses on daily communication
  • Native-speaker audio recordings
All dialogues are highly practical and authentic and illustrated with manga illustrations for easy memorization. Useful notes and explanations about the Japanese writing system, pronunciations and accents, greetings and requests, sentence structure, vocabulary, verb conjugations, honorific forms, idiomatic expressions and Japanese etiquette dos and don'ts are provided throughout the book.

A useful Japanese dictionary of commonly-used words and phrases is included at the back. The hours of native-speaker audio recordings of all the dialogues, vocabulary and exercises—enabling the reader to learn to pronounce all Japanese words and phrases in the book correctly.

Author Biography

Emiko Konomi received her PhD in Linguistics from Cornell and has been on the faculty of the School of Business Administration at Portland State University since 2014 and also taught in the Department of World Languages and Literatures. Emiko currently teaches all levels of Japanese to students in the Masters of International Management program and also has extensive experience training Japanese language instructors at various teacher-training programs in the US. Her passionate teaching style and dedication to quality teaching earned her the 2011 and 2015 John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Awards from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is the author of Preadvanced Japanese.

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