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501 Japanese Verbs (Barron's Foreign Language Guides)

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Author: Nobuo Akiyama, Roland A. Lange
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2007)
Binding: Paperback, 656 pages
Summary:
The most commonly used 501 Japanese verbs are arranged alphabetically in a table format, one verb per page with English pronunciation and translation, and presented in all forms. The book’s additional features include common idioms with example sentences to demonstrate verb usage and a grammar review.
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2001 Japanese and English Idioms

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Author: Nobuo Akiyama, Carol Akiyama
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (1996)
Binding: Paperback, 832 pages
Summary:
This edition is two books in one. The first part, intended for those whose first language is English, presents Japanese idioms with their meanings translated into literal and idiomatic English. All entries and sample sentences are written in phonetic spelling (Romaji), then in Japanese characters, and finally in English. The second part is for those whose first language is Japanese.
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Mastering Korean, Level 1, CD Packet

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Author: B. Nam Park
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2005)
Binding: Paperback, 556 pages
Summary:
Barron's intensive language immersion course in Korean has been updated for Fall 2005, with 12 compact discs to replace the previous edition's tape cassettes. Originally created by the Foreign Service Institute to train diplomatic and other U.S. Government personnel serving in foreign countries, this program consists of a book that presents a detailed grammar course and vocabulary instruction plus approximately 14 hours' audio training to develop students' listening comprehension and conversational skill in Korean. The book may be purchased separately. Barron's publishes FSI language-learning programs in nine different languages.
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Japanese Grammar (Barron's Grammar Series)

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Author: Nobuo Akiyama, Carol Akiyama
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2002)
Binding: Vinyl Bound, 256 pages
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Product Description A concise summary of Japanese grammar is presented for beginning students of the language. Topics include parts of speech, sentence structure, idioms, and pronunciation advice. All Japanese words are presented phonetically. Important points of grammar or vocabulary, as well as subject heads, are printed in a second color as a quick-reference aid for students. New to this edition is a Japanese-English vocabulary list. From the Back Cover A methodical presentation of the elements of Japanese grammar, and usage make this book ideal for both those beginning their language study and those reviewing the Japanese they?ve already learned. Pronunciation, word order, sentence structure, and parts of speech are reviewed; idiomatic phrases, numbers, days, months, lists of synonyms and antonyms, and verb charts are included.
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Modern Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: with 2 Audio CDs

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Author: Monika Mey
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
Summary:
Language students and international travelers are introduced to Mandarin Chinese in the course of this book's "guided tour" of various regions throughout China. Instruction in Mandarin Chinese is presented in words, phrases, and reading passages as follows: First, the passage is printed in Chinese characters. Next, the passage is given phonetic pronunciation, using the Western alphabet (Pinyin). What follows next is a literal, word-for-word English translation of the Chinese. Concluding is an English translation that presents the passage's general sense and intended meaning. Two bilingual audio CDs are enclosed with the book. They present the text's dialogues and teach correct Mandarin pronunciation while also giving students practice in listening comprehension.
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Mandarin Chinese the Easy Way with Audio CD

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Author: Yenna Wu Ph.D., Philip F. Williams Ph.D.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 384 pages
Summary:
Titles in Barron’s Easy Way series are self-teaching manuals that cover a wide range of subjects and skills. Among them are several language-learning books for beginners. This second edition of Mandarin Chinese the Easy Way comes with an audio compact disc that supplements the book, providing pronunciation help and listening comprehension material in the form of spoken dialogues. This book-and-CD combination introduces basic sentence patterns and practical vocabulary by dramatizing many true-to-life and often humorous conversational situations in Mandarin Chinese. An introduction to Chinese written characters is presented in the book’s final chapter.
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Mandarin Chinese Learning Through Conversation: Volume 2: with Audio MP3

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Author: Lai Siping, Kang Yuhua
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 286 pages
Summary:
This book, with an enclosed audio MP3, presents the second of a two-part intensive course that introduces Mandarin Chinese to beginning students. Forty lessons, each followed by review exercises, start by teaching greetings and expressions for getting acquainted, then go on to teach fundamentals of Chinese grammar and approximately 800 words and expressions commonly used in everyday life and activities. The authors emphasize conversational proficiency, integrating verbal communication skill with instruction in the fundamentals of grammar. The audio MP3 complements the text and trains students to pronounce words and phrases correctly and to understand what they hear. Students who complete both parts of this course will attain the ability to speak and understand 301 basic conversational sentences that serve a wide array of communication needs. Volume 1 is available separately.
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Mandarin Chinese Learning Through Conversation: Volume 1: with Audio MP3

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Author: Lai Siping, Kang Yuhua
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 258 pages
Summary:
This book, with included audio MP3, presents the first of a two-part intensive course that introduces Mandarin Chinese to beginning students. Forty lessons, each followed by review exercises, start by teaching greetings and expressions for getting acquainted, then go on to teach fundamentals of Chinese grammar and approximately 800 words and expressions commonly used in everyday life and activities. The authors emphasize conversational proficiency, integrating verbal communication skill with instruction in the fundamentals of grammar. The audio MP3 complements the text and trains students to pronounce words and phrases correctly and to understand what they hear. Students who complete both parts of this course will attain the ability to speak and understand 301 basic conversational sentences that serve a wide array of communication needs. Volume 2 is available separately.
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Master the Basics: Japanese

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Author: Nobuo Akiyama, Carol Akiyama
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 272 pages
Summary:
This succinct and instructive summary of Japanese grammar and usage covers parts of speech, sentence structure, verb forms, and common word patterns in written and spoken Japanese. Each chapter includes an introductory diagnostic test with answers, a subject review, and a closing test that measures the student’s learning progress. Additional topics include idioms, numbers, telling time, days and dates, weather, standard greetings, and more. This book makes an excellent supplementary text for formal Japanese classroom instruction in high school and college courses and also serves as a handy brush-up aid for travelers to Japan.
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Japanese Vocabulary (Barron's Vocabulary)

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Author: Nobuo Akiyama, Carol Akiyama
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 352 pages
Summary:
This pocket-size book lists approximately 6,000 words in English with translations into Japanese. Words are divided into several different categories and listed alphabetically within each category. Categories include greetings, numbers, measurements, moods and emotions, driving situations, travel situations, sports, foods, shopping, phoning, and many others. All titles in Barron’s foreign language Vocabulary Series include pronunciation guides and a bilingual and alphabetical quick Wordfinder section. Barron’s Vocabulary books are useful students’ classroom supplements as well as handy travelers’ aids.
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