Finally, a fun and easy way to learn REAL conversational Japanese! This is for beginners to upper beginners of Japanese. The dialogues found in this book are all about context and how Japanese is actually used while at a restaurant. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses. INCLUDES FREE MP3s found in a download link on the last page. The book itself contains the dialogues with the English translation, but it also adds cultural or grammatical notes to help you understand the dialogue in context. Each and every dialogue is broken down to make it understandable for even those new to Japanese. After each sentence, a literal translation is provided. That is followed by a full list of every vocabulary word found within that sentence. Contents: Dialogue 1: Making Reservations Dialogue 2: Getting a Table for a Friend Dialogue 3: Meeting Sally Late Dialogue 4: Ordering Dialogue 5: Waiting for Food Dialogue 6: Udon Dialogue 7: New Year and Soba Dialogue 8: At a Donut Shop
Clay Boutwell and his wife Yumi are the authors of several top ten books on learning Japanese, including: Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese, and Hikoichi, the first in their Japanese Reader Collection series. They currently have seventeen titles and are slowly adding more readers and study guides as ebooks and paperbacks.
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