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Japanese for Dummies 3 Audio CDs and booklet. Learn to speak Japanese

Japanese for Dummies 3 Audio CDs and booklet. Learn to speak Japanese

Japanese for Dummies

3 Audio CDs and reference Booklet

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Japanese for Dummies 3 Audio Cds and Booklet - Learn to Speak Japanese

Brand New :  3 Audio CDs and Booklet

The fun and easy way to communicate effectively in a new language!

Want to speak japanese? Don't have a lot of time? This practical audio set is designed to help you learn quickly and easily at home or on the road. From basic greetings and expressions to grammar and conversations, you'll grasp the essentials and start communicating right away! Plus, you can follow along with the handy, 96-page portable guide — filled with the words and phrases you'll hear on the CDs, plus a mini-dictionary.

Skip around and learn at your own pace

CD1: Get started with basic words and phrases.

CD 2: Form sentences and practice parts of speech.

CD 3: Handle real-world situations.

Discover how to:

* Handle greetings and introductions
* Ask questions and understand answers
* Build your vocabulary
* Talk about numbers, time, and the calendar
* Ask for directions

Includes all Audio Files in mp3 formats as well as CD format - so you can copy them over to your iPOD or mp3 player

About the Japanese Language

Japanese is a language spoken by over 140 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities around the world. It is an agglutinative language and is distinguished by a complex system of honorifics reflecting the hierarchical nature of Japanese society, with verb forms and particular vocabulary to indicate the relative status of speaker and listener. Japanese is believed to be linked to the Altaic language family, which includes Turkish, Mongolian and other languages, but also shows similarities to Austronesian languages like Polynesian. The sound inventory of Japanese is relatively small, and has a lexically distinct pitch-accent system. The Japanese language is written with a combination of three different types of scripts: Chinese characters called kanji , and two syllabic scripts made up of modified Chinese characters, hiragana and katakana . The Latin alphabet, rōmaji , is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos, advertising, and when inputting Japanese into a computer. Western style Arabic numerals are generally used for numbers, but traditional Sino-Japanese numerals are also commonplace. Basic Japanese grammar is relatively simple. Complicating factors such as gender articles and distinctions between plural and singular are missing almost completely. Conjugation rules for verbs and adjectives are simple and almost free of exceptions. Nouns are not declinated at all, but appear always in the same form.

Japanese vocabulary has been heavily influenced by loanwords from other languages. A vast number of words were borrowed from Chinese, or created from Chinese models, over a period of at least 1,500 years. Since the late 19th century, Japanese has borrowed a considerable number of words from Indo-European languages, primarily English. Because of the special trade relationship between Japan and first Portugal in the 16th century, and then mainly The Netherlands in the 17th century, Portuguese and Dutch have also been influential.

Japanese for Dummies 3 Audio Cds and Booklet - Learn to Speak Japanese

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