Author(s): Emiko Konomi
This user-friendly Japanese language book is a complete course, pocket dictionary and Japanese phrasebook in one.
Easy Japanese is designed for Japanese language beginners who are planning a visit to Japan or already living there and wish to learn spoken Japanese quickly and easily—on their own or with a teacher. This book introduces all the basics of the spoken language with an emphasis on practical daily conversations and vocabulary. It enables you to begin communicating effectively right away.
Key features of Easy Japanese include:
- Structured, progressive lessons
- Focuses on daily communication
- Native-speaker audio recordings
All dialogues are highly practical and authentic and illustrated with manga illustrations for easy memorization. Useful notes and explanations about the Japanese writing system, pronunciation and accent, greetings and requests, sentence structure, vocabulary, verb conjugations, honorific forms, idiomatic expressions and Japanese etiquette dos and don'ts are provided throughout the book.
A useful Japanese dictionary of commonly-used words and phrases is included at the back. The free CD-ROM that comes with the book provides hours of native-speaker audio recordings of all the dialogues, vocabulary and exercises—enabling the reader to learn to pronounce all Japanese words and phrases in the book correctly.