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I have mixed feelings about this book. That these comments apply to the updated edition is a real concern.
The good news is that the progressive approach to learning hiragana is a clever idea and I found it to be very effective.
The bad news is that the book is littered with errors that should have been corrected before publication. These errors range between simple typos and the use of unexplained vocabulary. Much of the dialogue is translated differently to the way it was introduced and explained - and this extends to the use of rather poor English grammar.
More seriously, there is very little explanation of the Japanese grammar that is used. The… Read more