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Essential Japanese Vocabulary: Learn to Avoid Common (And Embarrassing!) Mistakes

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This is a clear, simple and compact guide to colloquial, everyday Japanese.

-Acquire basic proficiency in spoken Japanese
-A streamlined, efficient approach
-Perfect for self–learners or classroom use
-Includes kanji and kana

Essential Japanese Vocabulary teaches all the Japanese grammar you need to speak and understand simple spoken Japanese. Covering only what is essential, i
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 10th 2011 by Tuttle Publishing
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Apr 03, 2016 Christian rated it it was amazing
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I often search for comparison between two Japanese words on the web and on multiple occasions, I got hits from this (as a Google Book). I finally decided to get it...

First, the title is wrong and sounds dumb. It doesn't teach you "essential vocabulary" and except for one example given in the preface, there's no "embarrassing" mistake to avoid (I guess they thought it would sell better by playing on fear of embarrassment?) The book is actually about correct word usage and especially distinction b
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Jan 27, 2014 David Bauwens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For a book with the subtitle "Learn to avoid common (and embarrassing!) mistakes, this sure has an enormous amount of typos.
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Akira Miura is emeritus professor of Japanese at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he taught all levels of Japanese as well as Japanese pedagogy for more than thirty years. A native of Tokyo and a graduate of the University of Tokyo, he received his Ed.D. from Columbia University. He is also the author of English Loanwords in Japanese, An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese, Pro ...more
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