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  • Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook

    Lonely Planet

    Product Code: APGVZ
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    Lonely Planet: The world's #1 phrasebook publisher* Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Audio CD is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Japanese phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Get to know your sushi from your sake, enjoy an elaborate tea ceremony with its centuries'-old conventions, and find your way elaborate transit maps; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now! Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation! *Listen & Learn with our audio CD *Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings *Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder *Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips *Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary *Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology *Meet friends with conversation starter phrases *Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides Inside Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Audio CD: *Audio CD includes 375 key phrases *Full-colour throughout phrasebook *User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories *Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues Convenient features *5 Phrases to Learn Before You Go *10 Ways to Start a Sentence *10 Phrases to Sound like a Local * Listen For - phrases you may hear * Look For - phrases you may see on signs * Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases * Q&A - suggested answers to questions asked Covers *Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules *Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transport *Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather *Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions *Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Audio CD, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide with accompanying audio CD, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Yoshi Abe and Keiko Hagiwara. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, and has been connecting travellers and locals for over 25 years with phrasebooks for 120 languages, more than any other publisher! With an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community, Lonely Planet enables curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves. The world awaits! *#1 phrasebook publisher. Source: Nielsen Bookscan UK, US & AUS
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  • Insight Guides Phrasebooks: Japanese

    Insight Guides

    Product Code: AOGUM
    Paperback
    Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2015 with a free audio app download! Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away. These indispensable little books feature easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, and all the words travellers need to get around and about. There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own.
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  • Talk Japanese

    Lynne Strugnell

    Product Code: ANGIE
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    Talk Japanese (Book and CD) has already inspired thousands of people to learn Japanese from scratch and find the confidence to give it a go. This pack includes a 144-page, full-colour course book and 2 x 60-minute audio CDs. Whether you're learning for business, travel or just for fun, its straightforward, step-by-step approach will ensure you're soon able to speak Japanese in a range of everyday situations. With its specially designed activities and clear, jargon-free grammar explanations you'll quickly develop your language skills and make genuine progress right from the start. *Make real progress using the successful, proven Talk method. *Develop your language skills with tips and strategies to help you learn. *Practise and learn with interactive activities to support every topic. Other languages in the series: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. www.bbcactivelanguages.com
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  • Talk Japanese Book

    Lynne Strugnell

    Product Code: ANDJN
    Paperback
    This book also comes as part of a pack with audio CDs: ISBN 9781406680195 Talk Japanese (Book) has already inspired thousands of people to learn Japanese from scratch and find the confidence to give it a go. Whether you're learning for business, travel or just for fun, its straightforward, step-by-step approach will ensure you're soon able to speak Japanese in a range of everyday situations. With its specially designed activities and clear, jargon-free grammar explanations you'll quickly develop your language skills and make genuine progress right from the start. *Make real progress using the successful, proven Talk method. *Develop your language skills with tips and strategies to help you learn. *Practise and learn with interactive activities to support every topic. Also available: Talk Japanese Pack (includes this book and 2 x 60-minute CDs) ISBN 9781406680195. Other languages in the series: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. www.bbcactivelanguages.com
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  • Total Japanese: (Learn Japanese with the Michel Thomas Method)

    Helen Gilhooly

    Product Code: ALYEM
    Audio
    Learn Japanese - Instantly. No books. No writing. No memorizing. Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method. "The nearest thing to painless learning" - The Times - Guaranteed success. Speak and understand Japanese perfectly - Incredible progress. Learn Japanese effortlessly - Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without trying The Method: Stress-free audio learning Michel Thomas teaches you Japanese through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, you'll learn Japanese in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization. Why it Works: Learn the Japanese language the way you learned your own You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Japanese in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Japanese in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Learn Anywhere Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player. What's in the Course? - 12 hours of audio on CD - NEW: visual learning review for PC or Mac - NEW: over 2 hours of extra vocab help - NEW: interactive exercises to check your progress How Does it Work? - Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening - Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together - Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturally
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  • Japanese for Busy People 1

    AJALT

    Product Code: ALKRL
    Paperback
    Japanese for Busy People is the most popular Japanese language textbook series in the world. With over 20 components including texts, workbooks, CDs, videos and teacher's manuals, it is also one of the most comprehensive. Now, a decade after its first revision, the entire series has been redesigned, updated and consolidated to meet the needs of 21st-century students and businesspeople who want to learn natural, spoken Japanese as effectively as possible in a limited amount of time. The book features not only a sleek, new design but also a unit structure that groups thematically linked lessons together, making it easier than ever to learn Japanese. Moreover, it now comes with a CD containing audio for the dialogues and listening exercises from the text. The exercises in the book have also been thoroughly revised to incorporate more comprehension and production tasks. Many of these exercises are illustrated, making for a stimulating learning experience, and the purpose of each one is clearly stated. This first of three volumes introduces "survival Japanese"-the absolute minimum amount of Japanese needed to live in Japan. Thus, the vocabulary and grammatical items it introduces are limited to about a third of what is typically introduced in a first-year course. In addition, the book features notes on Japanese culture intended to expand the learner's understanding of Japan, its customs and people. Japanese for Busy People I is available in two formats: romanized and kana. The Romanized Version uses romanized Japanese throughout, with kana in the Opening Dialogues of each lesson. The Kana Version-exposing students to hiragana and katakana from the very beginning-uses only kana.The content of the two books is otherwise exactly the same. The companion volume, Japanese for Busy People 1: The Workbook for the Revised 3rd Edition contains a variety of illustrated exercises for mastering the basic sentence patterns presented in the main text.
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  • Get Started in Japanese: Teach Yourself

    Helen Gilhooly

    Product Code: ALCGV
    Other
    If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging book and MP3 audio course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Japanese in no time. The main body of the book is written in Romanized script. Each unit also offers reading practice in the Japanese scripts: hiragana, katakana and some simple kanji. Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Japanese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Japanese into use with confidence. Get Started in Japanese has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner - Discovery method -figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick - Self-check and test yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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  • Oxford Japanese Grammar and Verbs

    Jonathan Bunt

    Product Code: AHIMR
    Paperback
    This handy grammar provides clear and simple explanations of today's written and spoken Japanese. Comprehensive and easy to use, with coverage of all the key points of Japanese grammar, it is the ideal reference tool for beginner and intermediate students, whether at school, college, or learning on their own. It is also an excellent support book to Oxford's Take Off In Japanese audio pack, or to any language learning course. Thousands of examples in an instantly accessible layout show how the language works. The verb tables are clear and easy-to-use and all grammatical terms are explained in a glossary.
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  • Japanese Verbs and Essentials of Grammar

    Rita L. Lampkin

    Product Code: AHHRH
    Paperback
    This is your one-stop resource for Japanese usage and grammar. "Japanese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar" offers you clear and concise coverage of verbs and grammar basics - all in one book. You'll also get access to a free audio download of bonus online learning material. The book features all the major verbal and grammar concepts of the language. Each unit is devoted to one particular concept, enabling you to locate specific information quickly and easily. Explanations are concise yet thorough and are followed by numerous examples to assure complete understanding and mastery. The examples use contemporary language, reflecting real-life situations. Convenient tables throughout the book make verb tenses and other areas of grammar immediately accessible. It includes a special chapter on common expressions and useful vocabulary as well as practical appendices. It features a free 15-minute download of the first two chapters, Romanization and Pronunciation and The Japanese Writing System. Topics of this title include: Romanization and Pronunciation; The Japanese Writing System; General Information on Verbs; Kinds of Verbs; Desu; Verbs in a Sentence; Verb Base Chart; The Masu Form; Verb Endings - General Information; Base 1 Endings; Base 2 Endings; Base 3 Endings; Base 4 Endings; Base 5 Endings; Base 6 (TE-form) Endings; Base 7 (TA-form) Endings; The Informal Form; Informal Endings; Essentials of Grammar; Basic Principles; Demonstrative Forms ('Ko-so-a-do'); Particles; Conjunctions; Interrogatives; Interrogative + ka, mo, demo; Adjectives; Adjective Endings; Adverbs; Comparisons; Noun Expressions; Compound Nouns; Common Noun Prefixes & Suffixes; Relative Clauses; Relative Pronouns; Asking & Giving Directions; Idiomatic Characteristics of Some Common Words; Transitive & Intransitive Pairs; Honorifics; Numbers; Counters; Relative Time; Specific Time; Seasons & the Weather; The Family; Health & the Body; Wearing Clothes; and, Common Expressions & Useful Vocabulary.
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