Speak Japanese Today -- A Little Language Goes A Long Way!

Speak Japanese Today -- A Little Language Goes A Long Way!

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by Boye Lafayette De Mente
     
 

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Compiled by Japanologist/author Boyé Lafayette De Mente, "Speak Japanese Today" is designed for anyone who comes into 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 structure of the language. It also

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Compiled by Japanologist/author Boyé Lafayette De Mente, "Speak Japanese Today" is designed for anyone who comes into 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 structure 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 vocabulary and sentences for airline pilots, stewardesses, Immigration 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 more than 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 pronunciation phonetic system that uses standard English. Just pronounce the phonetics as if they were English, and the sounds come out "in Japanese!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914778462
Publisher:
(dba) Phoenix Books / Publi
Publication date:
03/11/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Speak Japanese Today -- A Little Language Goes A Long Way! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
nookbook2bc More than 1 year ago
Iv already takin japanese lessons but this book helps me study
DaveWA More than 1 year ago
The presentation is bland and uninspiring; as if it were on the internet before the Web. Difficult to navigate. Not acceptable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to learn basic Japanese
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every time i open the cabinet, i am always seeing kat's id