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Japanese For Dummies, 2nd Ed

Price INR : ₹.499.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126539697
ISBN 10 : 8126539690
Pages : 404
Type : Paperback



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.