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Portable and affordable phrasebook
on 7 March 2013
Bought this for my upcoming trip to Japan.
The book itself is very small and easy to carry with you which is absolutely perfect for those of us who want to carry a phrasebook around at all times, it's small enough to slip into a bag or your pocket.
The phrasebook itself is divided into chapters for various situations and everything is clearly explained, such as how to pronounce words, what I find very nice is how many of the sentences have one word in brackets so you know which word to substitute if needed ie. "I want a (water)" instead of the listed "I want a (beer)". This makes it very easy to both remember the phrase and how to mix it up to suit the situation. The eating out section is also very practical as it lists pretty much every food you will encounter, alongside the correct japanese kanji so you can find out what the menu says.
Overall this book is easy to understand and will be great for any traveller to Japan.