About this product:
No matter how long you've been studying the language, no matter how many words you've memorized, it seems you never stop wondering, How do I say X in Japanese?
The Ultimate Japanese Phrasebook, the world's first comprehensive book of colloquial Japanese phrases, was designed to answer that question. Going beyond the scope of standard phrasebooks for tourists, this compact volume presents all the expressions a student, businessperson, teacher, homemaker, or other professional will need not only to get by in Japan but also to set up a life there and make Japanese friends.
The book contains 1800 sentences organized into 19 chapters, covering almost every situation a visitor to Japan is likely to encounter, from meeting people, shopping, and getting around, to finding a place to live, getting a job, and having kids. A chapter on social interaction teaches you how to initiate a chat, agree and disagree, and express your thoughts on matters of importance, while another, on feelings, guides you through the various ways of expressing emotion in Japanese. There is even a chapter on romance and sex, "The Private Zone," which introduces key phrases for hooking up and bedding down.
Included with the book is a free MP3 audio CD containing all the sentences read aloud first in English, then in Japanese by professional narrators and actors. Just download the files to your iPod or other MP3 player, and you've got Japanese on the go. The Ultimate Japanese Phrasebook practical, insightful, and fun will make getting on in Japanese easier than ever. Just look up what you want to say, and say it! By Kodansha.
The ultimate bilingual guide for anyone wanting to speak natural Japanese!
- 1800 everyday sentences, rendered seamlessly in colloquial Japanese
- Free MP3 audio CD with recordings of all the sentences in both English and Japanese
- Phrases for all situations, public and private
- Insightful columns on Japanese language and culture
- Clear, large-font layout with lively illustrations
- Compact enough to carry in your briefcase or bag
- Ideal for language learners at all levels