Japanese for Dummies, 2ed, w/cd

Author : Eriko Sato
Price : Rs 499.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126539697
ISBN 10 : 8126539690
Pages : 404
Type : Paperbound
Remarks : Exclusively distributed by Penguin Books

Japanese for Dummies, 2ed


Japanese for Dummies has everything you need to start speaking the language. Author and Professor of Japanese Eriko Sato introduces the essentials of grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the language, before showing you Japanese in action. You'll also discover social customs, formalities and manners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Includes vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations

Part I: Getting Started

·    Chapter 1: Japanese in a Nutshell
·    Chapter 2: Checking Out the Japanese Sounds and Scripts
·    Chapter 3: Warming Up with Japanese Grammar Basics
·    Chapter 4: Starting with Simple Expressions
·    Chapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight
·    Chapter 6: Speaking Japanese at Home

Part II: Japanese in Action

·    Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk
·    Chapter 8: Asking for Directions
·    Chapter 9: Dining Out and Going to the Market
·    Chapter 10: Shopping Made Easy
·    Chapter 11: Going Out on the Town
·    Chapter 12: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunications
·    Chapter 13: Recreation and the Great Outdoors

Part III: Japanese on the Go

·    Chapter 14: Planning a Trip
·    Chapter 15: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land
·    Chapter 16: Making Your Way Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More
·    Chapter 17: Finding a Place to Stay
·    Chapter 18: Handling Emergencies

Part IV: The Part of Tens

·    Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Japanese Quickly
·    Chapter 20: Ten Things Never to Say in Japanese
·    Chapter 21: Ten Favorite Japanese Expressions
·    Chapter 22: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Japanese

Part V: Appendixes  

·    Appendix A: Mini-Dictionary
·    Appendix B: Verb Tables
·    Appendix C: On the CD
·    Appendix D: Answer Key

Learn to speak Japanese-the fast and easy way

Eriko Sato, PhD, is Director of the Teacher Certification Program for Japanese and the Pre-College Japanese Language Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.