Japanese Made Easy: A Situation-Based Guide Designed to Get You Speaking Simple Japanese from the Very First Day! (Revised and Updated) (Paperback)
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Japanese Made Easy is a complete self-study guide that allows readers to begin using simple, everyday Japanese vocabulary and sentences from the first day This handy resource features:
- Practical exercises to teach you the 30 most common Japanese sentence patterns
- Notes on the key points of Japanese grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary
- A detailed glossary of Japanese words and an index of vocabulary and grammar
- Sentences for everyday social situations encountered by visitors to Japan
In this completely revised edition, vocabulary and sentences are shown in Japanese script, as well as romanized Japanese and English. This book includes many new dialogues, cultural notes, illustrations and updated vocabulary.
About the Author
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.