Instant Japanese

Instant Japanese : How to Express Over 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases! (A Japanese Language Phrasebook & Dictionary) Revised Edition

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Description

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!

Do you want to speak simple Japanese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Japan for a short time and want a Japanese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, then this thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book and Japanese dictionary is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the essential content for communication.

The idea of Instant Japanese is simple-learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author, De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Japanese language. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly and a Japanese dictionary allows for quick reference. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Japanese phrasebook:

Meet people
Go shopping
Ask directions
Ride the subway
Order food and drinks
And much more...

About this new edition:
This new, expanded edition contains 15% more content, fun manga-style illustrations, Japanese etiquette tips and additional information on which destinations, personalities and trends are hot in Japan right now!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 102 x 152 x 10.16mm | 113g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition, Revised
  • Revised, Bilingual
  • b&w manga illustrations
  • 4805313838
  • 9784805313831
  • 599,138

Review quote

"This is a great phrasebook geared towards tourists and business people traveling to Japan." -The Japanese Page blog "This book was very handy during a 7 week trip to Tokyo. The progression of words is very useful when trying to acquire the language, but it's very difficult to try and find a particular word or phrase. The book included some good introductory material about pronunciation and structure that's also helpful for wrapping your head around Japanese. I would recommend this for someone who wants to make a concerted effort at learning some basic Japanese." -Goodreads "The Instant series from Tuttle, however, is not your usual phrasebook. Rather than focusing on phrases to help you order food, go to the hospital, rent a hotel room, or buy a train ticket, it provides you with more than 100 key words and phrases to help you express more than 1,000 unique ideas based on general conversation topics." -Eurolinguiste
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About Boye Lafayette De Mente

Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.
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51 ratings
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