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Japanese for Dummies, 2nd Edition with CD


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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started 7 Chapter 1: Japanese in a Nutshell 9 Chapter 2: Checking Out the Japanese Sounds and Scripts 17 Chapter 3: Warming Up with Japanese Grammar Basics 33 Chapter 4: Starting with Simple Expressions 61 Chapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight 77 Chapter 6: Speaking Japanese at Home 99 Part II: Japanese in Action 117 Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 119 Chapter 8: Asking for Directions 131 Chapter 9: Dining Out and Going to the Market147 Chapter 10: Shopping Made Easy 163 Chapter 11: Going Out on the Town 183 Chapter 12: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunications 199 Chapter 13: Recreation and the Great Outdoors 219 Part III: Japanese on the Go 233 Chapter 14: Planning a Trip 235 Chapter 15: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land 245 Chapter 16: Making Your Way Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More 257 Chapter 17: Finding a Place to Stay 275 Chapter 18: Handling Emergencies 291 Part IV: The Part of Tens 309 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Japanese Quickly 311 Chapter 20: Ten Things Never to Say in Japanese 315 Chapter 21: Ten Favorite Japanese Expressions 319 Chapter 22: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Japanese 323 Part V: Appendixes 327 Appendix A: Mini-Dictionary 329 Appendix B: Verb Tables 349 Appendix C: On the CD 359 Appendix D: Answer Key 363 Index 365

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Eriko Sato, PhD, is Director of the Teacher Certification Program for Japanese and the Pre-College Japanese Language Program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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