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Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Japanese people are often too shy or worried about making mistakes to speak to visitors using what English they may know. Even the smallest effort to speak to locals in Japanese will be warmly received!

Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation!Lonely Planet Phrasebooks have been con
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Lonely Planet
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Fahad
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent start to knowing your Japanese!
Jesus Smith
It's not a terrible phrasebook, but it's not as useful as one might imagine. Yes, there's a lot of variety, but almost all of it is filler, and a good third of it is dictionaries and appendices.

I wouldn't recommend this book, unless you want to add more variety to your language learning arsenal OR if you plan on using it as I did and carrying it in your pocket to read during spare moments.
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L.J. Kerry
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thinking of travelling to Japan in the future and knowing that the country doesn't speak too much English I invested in this book to know some phrases so I am not completely lost. I find this book really helpful with how to pronounce everything and the addition of the dictionary is really helpful to translate any signage that you may not be familiar with when you don't have access to WiFi.

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Constantin
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Amazing little book!

So much information in it, and it has an amazing selection of phrases for almost every possible situation that one might face during a trip to Japan!
Beckie
Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Travelers, newbies to Japan
I recently moved to Japan without knowing very much Japanese. This book has been very helpful! I carried it everywhere with me for the few two months. Even now, six months later, I still take it with me for certain tasks. I went to mail a box at the post office last week, and I brought this phrasebook with me. It definitely saved me!

I wish the menu decoder was in alphabetical order by the English translation, though. Being ordered by romanji isn't very helpful when menu items are all in kanji or
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Yue
So practical this little book! The size is perfect for travel, and the guide is excellent. I cannot wait to use it in the future. Not only it has necessary phrases to book a room and basic key words, like numbers and greetings, but also pick-up lines! And a lot of words and phrases about food. At the end there is a little dictionary mostly about food.

There are also some graphics with the correspondent word (things in a room, parts of a body, etc). It has a little bit of everything, in such a ti
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Penny
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as part of my own studies into language. what better way to get the theory of linguistics by having a first hand experience of learning a new language with a completely different alphabet to Roman letters. I found this book to be much more helpful than most of the language learning books I have come across. It has also made learning the language more fun and natural as I can use it around the house. Defiantly one to have a look at if you are new to Japanese
Heidi
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For such a complicated language, they do a great job getting the basics across for communicating and getting by.

By no means is this going to make anyone fluent, but it does help get the bare bones of the spoken and written Japanese.

I'm taking a trip to Japan for the first time in October and I plan on bringing this little book with me for guidance. It's going to be an adventure for sure!
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Bianca
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book was really helpful for me when I was in Japan and covered so many topics! I'd be lying if I said I didn't 100% rely on this book when conversing with the locals at the time. So easy to use.

I'll definitely be looking into other lonely planet phrasebook's in my future travels to non-english speaking countries.
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Bea Villaflor
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Brought this along with me during my trip to Japan back in 2016 and this was a huge help.
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