Instant Japanese: How to express 1,000 different ideas with just 100 key words and phrases!

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It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!

Do you want to speak simple Japanese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Japan for a short time and want an Japanese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, than this thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with ...

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Instant Japanese: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases! (Japanese Phrasebook)

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Overview

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!

Do you want to speak simple Japanese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Japan for a short time and want an Japanese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, than this thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication.

The idea of Instant Japanese is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author, De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Japanese language. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Japanese phrasebook:

  • Meet people.
  • Go shopping.
  • Ask directions.
  • Ride the subway.
  • Order food and drinks.
  • And much more.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a great phrasebook geared towards tourists and business people traveling to Japan." —The Japanese Page

"This book was very handy during a 7 week trip to Tokyo. The progression of words is very useful when trying to acquire the language, but it's very difficult to try and find a particular word or phrase. The book included some good introductory material about pronunciation and structure that's also helpful for wrapping your head around Japanese. I would recommend this for someone who wants to make a concerted effort at learning some basic Japanese." &#8212Goodreads

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804833660
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/15/2003
  • Series: Instant Phrasebook Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 541,218
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente has written over 20 books on living in Japan and learning Japanese. This new edition of Instant Japanese has been revised by Henk de Groot and Yasuko Tsuji of the Department of Asian Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

* Pronunciation Guide
* 100 key words with sample sentences, presented in groups of 10:

• Part 1: Developing Verbal Skill

• Part 2: Double Consonants

• Part 3: Pronouncing Japanese

• Part 4: Writing Japanese

• Part 5: Writing Japanese in ôEnglishö

• Part 6: Dealing with Japanized English

• Part 7: Levels of Politeness in Japanese

• Part 8: Japanese Dialects

• Part 9: Giving Up on Japanese

• Part 10: Kanji Characters
* Grammatical and cultural notes in clear language
* Appendices of special set phrases and common everyday expressions
* Additional English-Japanese vocabulary of over 250 items

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    you must read this book to learn japanese

    it was amazing

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