SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY! - A Little Language Goes a Long Way. [NOOK Book]

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Japanese for the World!

Compiled by Japanologist/author Boyé Lafayette De Mente, Speak Japanese Today is designed for anyone who comes in-to contact with Japanese and wants to communicate with them in their own language.
The first portion of the book provides an introduction to the pronunciation of Japanese and an easy overview of the struc-ture of the language. It also ...
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SPEAK JAPANESE TODAY! - A Little Language Goes a Long Way.

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Overview

Japanese for the World!

Compiled by Japanologist/author Boyé Lafayette De Mente, Speak Japanese Today is designed for anyone who comes in-to contact with Japanese and wants to communicate with them in their own language.
The first portion of the book provides an introduction to the pronunciation of Japanese and an easy overview of the struc-ture of the language. It also includes basic greetings, farewells, telling time, everyday expressions about the weather, giving directions, telling distances, counting, money, telephoning and much more.
Speak Japanese Today is unique in that it also provides vo-cabulary and sentences for airline pilots, stewardesses, Im-migration officials, Customs officials, hotel staff, restaurant staff, bartenders, shop clerks, taxi drivers, tour guides, doctors, people hosting Japanese students, and more.
With a little practice, a person can communicate as many as 500 key concepts using only a 100-word vocabulary.
Speak Japanese Today contains over 700 key words—which is close to the total number of words most people use in their own language in the course of a day.
All of the words and expressions in the book are given in Romanized Japanese along with an easy-to-master pronun-ciation phonetic system that uses standard English. Just pro-nounce the phonetics as if they were English, and the sounds come out "in Japanese!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012280831
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books / Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 895,260
  • File size: 206 KB

Meet the Author

Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Glendale, Arizona, USA.

De Mente wrote the first ever books on the Japanese way of doing business (Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business in 1959 and How to Do Business in Japan in 1962), and was the first to introduce the now commonly used Japanese terms wa, nemawashi, kaizen, tatemae-honne, shibui, sabi and wabi to the outside business world!

His 70-plus other books run the gamut from language learning to the night-time "pink" trades in Japan, the role of bars, cabarets and geisha houses in business, the sensual nature of Oriental cultures, male-female relations, and understanding and coping with the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mexican mindset in business and social situations.

He has also written extensively about American manners and morals, including the recently published CULTURAL FAILURES THAT ARE DESTROYING THE AMERICAN DREAM!
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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    Disappointed

    The presentation is bland and uninspiring; as if it were on the internet before the Web. Difficult to navigate. Not acceptable.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

    Love it

    Iv already takin japanese lessons but this book helps me study

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2011

    my name is katrena meh

    every time i open the cabinet, i am always seeing kat's id

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Great

    Easy to learn basic Japanese

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