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Title:
Easy Japanese : learn to speak Japanese quickly! / Emiko Konomi.
ISBN:
9784805314029
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Tokyo Tuttle Publishing, [2017]

©2017.
Physical Description:
255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
General Note:
"Free online audio" -- Cover.
Abstract:
This book 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.
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Summary

This user-friendly Japanese language book is a comprehensive language course, pocket dictionary, and Japanese phrasebook in one.

Easy Japanese is designed for Japanese language beginners who are planning a visit to Japan for business or travel, or are already living there and wish to learn spoken Japanese quickly and easily. This book introduces all the basics of the spoken language, with an emphasis on practical conversational Japanese and daily vocabulary. It enables you to begin efficiently communicating right away.

Key features of Easy Japanese include: Structured, progressive lessons Focuses on daily communication Native-speaker audio recordings All dialogues are highly practical, authentic, and illustrated with manga illustrations for easy memorization. Useful notes and explanations about the Japanese writing system, pronunciations and accents, 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 hours of native-speaker dialogue audio recordings, vocabulary, and exercises enable the reader to learn to pronounce Japanese words and phrases correctly.


Author Notes

Emiko Konomi received her PhD in Linguistics from Cornell and has been on the faculty of the School of Business Administration at Portland State University since 2014 and also taught in the Department of World Languages and Literatures. Emiko currently teaches all levels of Japanese to students in the Masters of International Management program and also has extensive experience training Japanese language instructors at various teacher-training programs in the US. Her passionate teaching style and dedication to quality teaching earned her the 2011 and 2015 John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Awards from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is the author of Preadvanced Japanese .