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Japanese Phrases For Dummies Paperback – 6 Aug 2004
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From the Back Cover
Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips
Speak Japanese instantly!
Shopping. Ordering dinner. Chatting about the weather. Talking about your family. Dealing with emergencies. Whether you’re a traveler or student, this handy Japanese phrase book makes everyday communication a breeze!
Discover how to:
- Get directions, shop, and eat out
- Talk numbers, dates, time, and money
- Chat about family and work
- Discuss sports and the weather
- Deal with problems and emergencies
About the Author
Eriko Sato is a lecturer of Japanese language at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she received her PhD degree in linguistics. She also is the Founding Director of the Pre–College Japanese Language Program as well as the Executive Director of the Japan Center at the same university. When she started her graduate work in 1988, she decided to devote her career to Japanese–language education and research. She studied Japanese and English linguistics and foreign languages, including Chinese, French, and Korean, to prepare herself to be a teacher and researcher who understands students linguistic backgrounds and difficulties. She has written many articles for linguistic and education journals, and she has written three books on Japanese language: a textbook for young children, a textbook for college students, and a manual for Japanese/English translators.
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Top Customer Reviews
So there we have it. A concise, erudite, comprehensive, language guide with enough phrases for most people to be able to get by in Japan, but also an entertaining and beautifully written book.
If you are to spend some time in Japan and want/need to understand the basic construction of the language without going in to the depths, then this probably IS the right book for you as it takes the time to explain the simpler constructs of the language.
This is a book that needs to be read, or even studied, rather than used to pick out phrases to get by day to day.
The author's knowledge is apparent throughout, but the presentation could be simplified to make it more accessible.
Very much Japanese more or less as it is spoken, my Japanese friends thought it was a hoot!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gift for son who is going to Japan - his mates are all using to learn the basics.Published 3 months ago by DAWN ORDISH
Excellent - bought as a present for someone off to Japan. Very well received.Published 14 months ago by Tracy J
Great book with regular everyday phrases, used in a secret Santa for a group visiting Japan this year.Published on 20 Jan. 2015 by neill cotton