Japanese for Dummies
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Japanese for Dummies

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Japanese is a wonderful language, very different from European languages. It is also the gateway to the rich culture of the exciting and complex island nation of Japan. Some people get intimidated by the prospect of speaking Japanese--worried that it's just too complex and different--but these fears are unfounded. While you can devote a lifetime to the study of this or any...more
ebook, 408 pages
Published October 5th 2012 by For Dummies (first published May 15th 2002)
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Like the whole of the "...For Dummies" series, this was easy to understand and fraught with puns. I enjoyed using this as a supplement to my learning software and textbooks as it explained the language to me from the perspective of a native speaker. Good stuff!
If you are serious about learning Japanese what you need before reading this book is discipline. Discipline coupled with this book is an excellent way to start getting into the thick of the Japanese language. This book has SO much content to it. I read it as supplemental reading for a Japanese class I was taking and was surprised at the amount of information the entire book has. The grammar chapters were excellent! And the life scenarios are chock full of great verbs and nouns.

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Obviously I didn't finish it or become fluent in Japanese but I got a lot more easy to learn bits out of it than I expected.
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