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Japanese Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

By li.28 - Posted on 04 November 2009 - Update on 08 November 2010

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Author: Eriko Sato
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 496 pages
Interested in learning to speak Japanese but feel intimidated by the complex characters and pronunciations? No need to worry! Even if your only experience is ordering sushi, Japanese Demystified will have you saying konnichiwa to your new language skills in no time. Beginning with a review of Japanese writing systems, basic pronunciation, and everyday expressions, this book covers key grammar fundamentals such as particles, nouns, verb forms, and honorifics. You'll build your Japanese vocabulary with essential words and phrases and quickly master this challenging language. Test yourself at the end of every chapter for reinforcement that you're fast on your way to speaking, writing, and understanding Japanese. This fast and easy guide features: * Clear and straightforward explanations of Japanese grammar fundamentals * Numerous examples of simple and complex sentence structures * Japanese hiragana, katakana, and kanji with phonetic transliterations for all Japanese words * Helpful writing and speaking exercises that bring the Japanese language to life * Coverage of everyday topics as well as conversational expressions * Quizzes at the end of each chapter to reinforce new material Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for a more experienced student, Japanese Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex language.