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Japanese Made Easy 2


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Japanese Made Easy 2 by Tazuko Ajiro Monane
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"Japanese Made Easy" is an accessible and thorough guide that has readers using simple, everyday Japanese words and phrases within a few hours. This book has been thoroughly revised to help beginners build practical language skills quickly and easily and updated to reflect current usage. Now all vocabulary and sentence patterns are shown in Japanese script as well as romanized Japanese and English. Revisions include new dialogues, cultural notes, illustrations, and updated vocabulary. Also, Japanese language script has been added throughout the book to appeal to a wider audience. It is a comprehensive, situation-based guide designed to get users speaking simple Japanese from the very first day! It covers the most common social situations encountered by visitors to Japan, including: greetings and simple conversation; travelling and taking transport; asking directions and questions; counting and asking prices; telling the time and handling money; ordering food and drinks; and, shopping and buying things Japanese. "Made Easy" features: more than 40 social situations commonly encountered by foreigners - including greetings, asking directions, dining out, visiting places, and dining out; practice exercises based on over 30 of the most important Japanese sentence patters, with example sentences and answer keys; notes on the key points of Japanese vocabulary and grammar; and, a comprehensive glossary of important Japanese words and an index of vocabulary and grammar items.

Author Biography

Tazuko Monane was the director of the Japanese language program at Harvard University. She received her MSc degree from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University. She was actively involved in language teaching and linguistic research, and many of her innovative teaching methods are embodied in this book. Yumi Matsunari is an English teacher and translator based in Fukui, Japan. She is the translator of Treasury of Japanese Folktales, forthcoming from Tuttle.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
3rd Revised edition
Black and White Illustrations; Japanese Script throughout
Country of Publication
Tuttle Shokai Inc
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