Japanese for Beginners

Learning Conversational Japanese - Second Edition (Includes Audio Disc)
Author: Sachiko Toyozato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805313671
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 288
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Japanese for Beginners is a straightforward learning guide which enables beginners to pick up a functional knowledge of spoken Japanese very quickly and easily. This complete Japanese language package has helped many thousands of people learn to speak colloquial Japanese. It is designed for busy people who wish to pick up a working knowledge of Japanese on their own in just a few days, rather than a few years. Japanese for Beginners makes this possible by providing a firm grounding in grammar and sentence structure using dialogues and vocabulary that reflect authentic Japanese situations and manga comic strips to emphasize contemporary culture and humor. Key features of Japanese for Beginners: Practical Japanese phrases help you converse with ease. Comic strips (Japanese manga) and dialogues bring Japanese to life. Exercises help you to practice speaking and listening. An MP3 audio CD features native Japanese speakers to help you pronounce Japanese like a pro. Drills and exercises are included in each chapter to help you practice the sentence patterns and vocabulary, and MP3 audio recordings by native speakers on the free audio CD are invaluable in teaching the correct pronunciation of Japanese words About this new edition: Japanese for Beginners is now expanded to include IT, Social Media, mobile phone conversations and texting!

Basic Japanese

Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Fully Revised & Expanded with Manga, Audio Download & a Dictionary)
Author: Samuel E. Martin,Eriko Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462919286
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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An introduction to Japanese through authentic, commonly-used sentences. This best-selling Japanese textbook is a user-friendly guide for beginners designed for use in a classroom or 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 essential 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 spoken in Japan today. Manga illustrations have been added to each dialogue along with the latest jargon for the 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. Essential vocabulary and phrases are learned within the context of these sentences. Audio recordings by native speakers are in the downloadable audiok. 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.

Japanese For Dummies


Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118130715
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 408
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Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato introduces the essentials of Japanese grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the Japanese language, before showing you Japanese in action. You'll also discover social customs, formalities, andmanners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Includes vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conversational Japanese


Author: Naoya Fujita
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: 9781615641055
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 410
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All-new audio CD lets you listen to native speakers, practice common words and phrases, and improve your pronunciation. Master the basics of Japanese! If you're faced with learning Japanese, whether for business or pleasure, you might doubt your ability to learn a language that's, well, so foreign. The alphabet, structure, and pronunciation of Japanese all make you wonder if hiring a translator would be easier. That's about to change. Packed with valuable insights into Japanese culture, the basics of Japanese grammar, and tips for practical, daily survival in Japan, this helpful guide gives students, travellers, and businesspeople alike a sure path from start to success. In it, you get: Essential background information on the Japanese language, including an introduction to its unique pronunciation and intonation. The fundamental grammar concepts necessary to understanding and being understood in Japanese. The phrases you need to introduce yourself, ask questions, invite others to activities, and more, including tips on politeness in all you say. Useful expressions for getting through Customs, finding and directing a cab, checking in at your hotel, and exchanging currency, to make the most of your trip to Japan Thorough English-Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries, including kana and kanji translations.

Elementary Japanese Teacher's Guide


Author: Yoko Hasegawa
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804835077
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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Elementary Japanese Teacher's Guide provides teachers and self-study students with helpful information for using Elementary Japanese Volume One and Volume Two.

Beginning Japanese

Your Pathway to Dynamic Language Acquisition (CD-ROM Included)
Author: Michael L. Kluemper,Lisa Berkson,Nathan Patton,Nobuko Patton
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804840569
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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This is a complete Japanese textbook and language learning package for beginning learners. Start speaking, reading and writing Japanese today with the most exciting new introduction to the Japanese language! Beginning Japanese follows the story of Kiara, an American exchange student who lives in Japan and loves to study Japanese. With the help of her Japanese friends and the time-traveling Tomo Tanuki (raccoon dog), Kiara learns to speak, read, and write Japanese while she visits famous people and places in Japanese history. Illustrated with manga-style comics—:a fun way to learn Japanese and written by experienced high-school Japanese teachers, this Japanese textbook will show you how to pronounce Japanese; read and write hiragana, katakana, and 125 basic kanji; and understand conversational Japanese. Key features of this program: An engaging storyline—including a time–travel adventure—unfolds as learners advance, adding motivation to master the language. Authentic written, visual, and oral materials embedded naturally throughout. Kanji is taught beginning with Chapter 1—and together with current vocabulary rather than separately. (At the end of Vol. 1 you'll know 148 kanji). Technology is used extensively for authentic tasks. A dedicated website provides additional content and updates. Content is aligned with the ACTFL National Standards. The CD–ROM includes: Native Japanese language speakers. Pronunciation guides. Accompanying dialogues. New word lists. Fun songs. Listening activities and tests. Extensive printable exercises. The Beginning Japanese Website includes: Online games and activities. Additional information and updates. Downloadable Hiragana Practice Book, Katakana Practice Book, kana practice sheets. Downloadable kanji and kana flash cards. Beginning Japanese is the first volume in a 3-level series. Deepen your learning with the Beginning Japanese Workbook, a volume of drills and exercises that reinforce the lessons in the textbook. If you already speak basic Japanese, continue your learning with the second level, Intermediate Japanese. Whether you're learning Japanese for fun, preparing for a Japanese proficiency exam, or want to achieve AP- or IB-level competency, Beginning Japanese is your key to becoming a confident Japanese-speaker.

Tuttle Japanese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Japanese (MP3 Audio CD Included)
Author: Sachiko Toyozato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805309063
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
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Japanese for Beginners is a straightforward learning guide which enables beginners to pick up a function knowledge of spoken Japanese very quickly and easily. Specifically designed to teach spoken Japanese as it is used in daily life rather than in a formal setting, Japanese for Beginners is perfect for a tourist or business person traveling to Japan or a student who wants to learn Japanese rapidly and effectively. Up-to-date and concise, it features the most well respected and proven approach available. Full lessons break down the more difficult aspects of the Japanese language such as pronunciation and grammar, while the MP3 and audio CD allows for listening comprehension and practice. The writing element focuses on the easy-to-read Latin script (romanji) rather than on the more difficult Japanese script (kanji and kana), cutting down on the time it takes between starting the book and being able to speak Japanese. Key features of Japanese for Beginners include: Practical Japanese phrases help you converse with ease. Comic strips (Japanese manga) and dialogues bring Japanese to life. Exercises help you to practice speaking and listening. MP3 audio CD features native Japanese speakers to help you pronounce Japanese like a pro. Thousands of people need to communicate in Japanese for practical reasons, but don't have the time or opportunity to devote the many years it takes to study Japanese formally. By providing a firm grounding in Japanese sentence structure, using dialogues that reflect authentic Japanese culture and comic strips that emphasize conversations and humor, Tuttle Japanese for Beginners will soon have you on your way to becoming conversational in Japanese. When you consider that the Japanese language is spoken by 125 million people worldwide, and Japan is the world's third largest economy, the advantages of speaking Japanese become clear!

Japanese for Fun

Make Your Stay in Japan More Enjoyable
Author: Taeko Kamiya
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804816281
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 176
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Contemporary Japanese Volume 2

An Introductory Textbook for College Students (Audio CD Included)
Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805314104
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 240
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Includes Audio CD. Contemporary Japanese: A Textbook for College Students is designed for beginning students of the Japanese language at the university level. It is designed for use in the classroom as well as for self-study. Each lesson is based on a single communicative objective and makes much use of the discovery approach (guess and try)so that students learn through problem-solving and participation as opposed to being taught by rote. Its unique innovative and effective way of teaching through observing real-life conversations takes a fun approach to learning the language that will motivate independent and non-vocational learners. Contemporary Japanese Workbook Volume 1 serves as a supplementary material for Contemporary Japanese: A Textbook for College Students Volume 1, as well as a self-sufficient comprehensive workbook for practicing and reviewing Japanese. Focusing on four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), it contains 13 chapters of worksheets and activities on vocabulary and grammar usage, and conversations in the context of formal and informal college daily life, business and traveling. An audio CD containing drills, dialogues, and listening comprehensions for most activities accompanies the workbook.

Japanese for Beginners


Author: Getaway Guides
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781329641778
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 70
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Planning a trip to Japan and need to learn Japanese? Want to learn Japanese fast, quick and easy? Need a reference for your upcoming trip to Japan? Need grammar, spelling or just pronunciation of a word in the Japanese Language? Want to know how to say common greetings in Japanese? Or you just need a study guide? All the answers are just one click away!

Conversational Japanese

The Right Word at the Right Time: This Japanese Phrasebook and Language Guide Lets You Learn Japanese Quickly!
Author: Anne Kaneko
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462910033
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
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This book is a user–friendly language guide for basic spoken Japanese. To effectively learn Japanese and communicate in another culture you need more than the bare bones of the language. You need to understand the given norms of that society, how people interact, how things work, what the system is, how to navigate and manipulate those systems—in short, how to use the language in context. More than a Japanese phrase book, Conversational Japanese provides basic material for practical day-to-day communication. Through hundreds of example sentences and dialogs, as well as thorough explanations of the customs involved, learners will know what to say and do when: Meeting new people. Reserving a hotel room. Buying a train ticket. Offering a gift. Writing emails, business letters, cards and thank-you notes. This book aims to prepare you for situations you are likely to find yourself in if you go to Japan to visit or to work. Every chapter starts with a short introduction giving background knowledge for that topic; then there are dialogues based on real–life situations which give you you the words and phrases you need to manage a wide range of daily tasks from getting on with the neighbors, to buying a phone, shopping on the internet, sightseeing, visiting clients or giving a speech. The Japanese language is kept simple and clear and strikes a balance between Japanese textbook language and colloquial Japanese language. Real life Japanese conversations are untidy and elliptical. Unlike most language books, Conversational Japanese does not restrict the use of kanji (Chinese characters), and the sentences are written in the usual Japanese combination of kana (hiragana and katakana) and kanji. Since learning kanji is a difficult task, Conversational Japanese includes romanji (Romanized Japanese) for each word or phrase. As you progress, using kanji and kana will become easier to remember and you should be able to pick up new kanji over time. Soon you your abilities to speak Japanese, comprehend Japanese, read Japanese and write Japanese will be improved.

Speak Japanese Today


Author: Kamiya, T.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804815635
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 184
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Twenty carefully-structured lessons and two review chapters teach simple, correct Japanese for everyday use.

Japanese Demystified


Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071762274
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 496
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Say sayonara to your fears of speaking Japanese! Interested in learning to speak Japanese but feel intimidated by the complex characters and pronunciations? No need to worry! Even if your only experience is ordering sushi, Japanese Demystified will have you saying konnichiwa to your new language skills in no time. Beginning with a review of Japanese writing systems, basic pronunciation, and everyday expressions, this book covers key grammar fundamentals such as particles, nouns, verb forms, and honorifics. You'll build your Japanese vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding Japanese. This fast and easy guide features: Clear and straightforward explanations of Japanese grammar fundamentals Numerous examples of simple and complex sentence structures Japanese hiragana, katakana, and kanji with phonetic transliterations for all Japanese words Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the Japanese language to life Coverage of everyday topics as well as conversational expressions Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more experienced student, Japanese Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.

Contemporary Japanese Workbook Volume 2

(Audio CD Included)
Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9784805314111
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
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Contemporary Japanese Workbook, Volume 2 was created as a supplementary material for Contemporary Japanese: An Introductory Textbook for College Students. A workbook which is best used for reviewing and reinforcing the concepts and learning materials introduced in the textbook, it is also designed to function as a standalone comprehensive workbook. Some of the features included for this purpose are (a) presentation of a brief note on the concept tested before every question, (b) providing of vocabulary and kanji glossaries on unfamiliar words, and (c) an audio input by native speakers. This workbook also offers materials in the business, traveling and daily life contexts, in addition to the college life context featured greatly in the textbook. Contemporary Japanese Workbook series comes in two volumes, consisting of 26 chapters (Chapter One to Fourteen in Volume 1 and Chapter Fifteen to Twenty–Six in Volume Two) in all. It integrates all the information provided in the textbook. Each chapter in the workbook has specific objectives and includes the following six sections: Kanjia and vocabulary Grammar. Conversation and Usage. Listening Comprehension. Writing. New Vocabulary Reference List. In Contemporary Japanese Workbook Volume One, hiragana characters are introduced in Chapter One in the form of questions along with audio recordings, and are used in subsequent chapters without ruby, in this case in romanji. Katakana characters are introduced in Chapter Four, also in the form of questions, and are used in subsequent chapters without ruby. Kanji characters are introduced in the form of questions, accompanied by detailed information such as meanings, component equations, remembering guides, stroke order, and usage examples. The required kanji characters in every chapter are introduced without ruby. When they appear again in the following chapters, ruby is sparingly provided, wherever it is thought to be helpful, and the use of this pronunciation guide is gradually reduced. Non–required kanji characters occasionally appear with ruby to help learners get accustomed to kanji and thus, able to see the phrase boundaries in a sentence easily.

Intermediate Japanese Textbook

Your Pathway to Dynamic Language Acquisition: Learn Conversational Japanese, Grammar, Kanji & Kana: Audio CD Included
Author: Michael L. Kluemper,Lisa Berkson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804846615
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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This is complete Japanese textbook and learning package for intermediate level students. In the intermediate level of this highly-acclaimed new series, learners will continue to study Japanese through an engaging storyline which slowly unfolds over the arc of the text, keeping things interesting and adding the motivation needed to master new material. This story–based approach is a great way to learn Japanese. The emphasis in Intermediate Japanese is on real-life situations drawn from contemporary Japanese culture and authentic written, visual and oral materials embedded in the lessons. Available in both hardcover and paperback, Intermediate Japanese includes an accompanying audio disc and free web-based multimedia resources with additional exercises. A separate Workbook is available with corresponding one-of-a-kind practice activities. Key features of this program: The focus is very visual. The book's narrative is told with manga-style story pages, and the CD–ROM uses colorful video. Authentic written, visual, and oral materials are embedded very naturally throughout the book. Independent learners and classroom students alike will find this an accessible and upbeat way to master contemporary Japanese. Kanji characters are emphasized here more than in other textbooks and are taught as an integral part of learning Japanese spoken vocabulary, rather than separately. By the end of this book, learners will have mastered 149 additional kanji, for a cumulative total of 300 kanji. The CD–ROM includes Native Japanese language speakers. Pronunciation guides for all new words. Accompanying dialogues. The Beginning Japanese Website includes: Online games and activities. Additional information and updates. Downloadable Hiragana Practice Book, Katakana Practice Book, kana practice sheets. Downloadable kanji and kana flash cards. Beginning Japanese is the second volume in a 2-level series. Deepen your learning with the Intermediate Japanese Workbook, a volume of drills and exercises that reinforce the lessons in the textbook.

Japanese from Zero! 1


Author: George Trombley,Yukari Takenaka
Publisher: Yesjapan Corporation
ISBN: 9780976998129
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 338
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"The Japanese language uses a set of symbols called 'hiragana' (to spell Japanese words), 'katakana' (to spell foreign words), and 'kanji' (to represent entire words or names). Over the course of BOOK 1, we will teach you groups of hiragana piece-by-piece to gradually build up your understanding and familiarity."--Introduction.

Japanese Step by Step, Second Edition


Author: Gene Nishi
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071713627
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 256
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Build your knowledge of Japanese one step at a time! Using a clear, step-by-step approach, Japanese Step by Step teaches you how to construct Japanese sentences from the simplest to the most complex. Innovative features make this method the easiest and most effective way to learn to speak and read formal Japanese--the Japanese spoken by educated adults both socially and professionally. Presents a building-block approach based on five sentence patterns. Flow charts simplify verb conjugations and derivations. Kanji and kana characters vertically aligned with romaji accent symbols. Key points compared with English make understanding concepts easier. Gives you access to free 20-minute download of Chapter 1, Syllables and Accent. “I wish [this book] had been available when I first started to study Japanese over fifty years ago.” --Sir Hugh Cortazzi, former British Ambassador to Japan Topics include: Syllables and Accents; Kana and Kanji; "-Desu"; "-Masu"; Postpositions "-Wa" and "-Ga"; The Uses of V3; The Uses of V2; The Uses of "V2'-Te"; The Uses of "V2'-Ta"; The Uses of "V1-Nai"; Derivative Verbs; Compound Sentences; Complex Sentences

Talk Italian Grammar


Author: Alwena Lamping
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1406676098
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 264
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Talk Italian Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Italian, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Italian in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2. 264-page book.

Japanese Katakana for Beginners

First Steps to Mastering the Japanese Writing System
Author: Timothy G. Stout
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914012
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 112
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This is a user–friendly guide to learning Japanese Katakana and includes a set of 46 flash cards Japanese Katakana for Beginners makes learning of beginner kana fast and effective by using memorable picture mnemonics, along with clear explanations, examples and lots of fun exercises—a method that has helped thousands of students lean katakana successfully in the United States and Japan. Picture mnemonics enhance memory by associating the shape and sound of each Japanese kana character with combinations of images and English words already familiar to students. This book is organized into three main sections: The first introduces the basic 46 katakana characters along with writing tips and opportunities to practice writing them. The secondteachers the usage rules that allow students to write all Japanese sounds, providing more opportunities for practice. The third strengthens students' skills through a wide range of exercises (word searches, crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, visual discrimination, timed recognition quizzes, etc) designed to both increase the knowledge of the Japanese language and reinforce newly acquired writing skills. A set of flash cards printed on perforated cardstock and a list of suggested flash card activities, are also provided at the end of the book. Each of these cards introduces a katakana character along with the picture mnemonic that helps to recognize and remember it.