Instant Korean

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

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Description

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

Do you want to speak conversational Korean but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Korea for a short time and want a Korean phrase book to help you communicate? If so, this Korean phrasebook 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 needed for communication. This new, expanded edition contains 15% more content, fun manga-style illustrations, and additional information on which destinations, personalities and trends are hot in Korea right now!

The idea of Instant Korean is simple-learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author Boye Demente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a Korean language vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly you can learn Korean and how fluently you too can communicate in Korean. An English-Korean dictionary makes looking up words and phrases quick and straightforward. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Korean phrasebook:

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

About the new edition:
This revised edition has manga illustrations to give visual cues for language use in context, and useful cultural notes on what's proper in Korea-how to address someone based on the hierarchy in societal structure (age, gender and how well acquainted with the other party), how to get the attention of a wait staff in a restaurant, etc.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 102 x 152 x 15.24mm | 170g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • First Edition,Revised
  • 0804845506
  • 9780804845502
  • 605,878

Review quote

"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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