Saturday, 5 October 2019

Book Review: Japanese for Dummies by Eriko Sato & Hiroko Chiba (Non-Fiction/Languages)

Title: Japanese for Dummies
Author: Eriko Sato & Hiroko Chiba
Publisher:
For Dummies

Publication Date: 2018 (2011)
Pages:
416
Format:
Paperback
Genre:
Non-Fiction/Languages
Source:
Borrowed from the Library

 


Japanese language enrollment is up by 27.5 percent since 2006, making it the sixth most popular language studied on college campuses. Whether studying for school, business, or travel, Japanese For Dummies provides complete coverage of all Japanese language essentials including grammar, usage, and vocabulary.

Complete with free conversational audio tracks online, this handy book offers everything you need to learn the Japanese language to get ahead in class or on a trip to Japan. In no time, you'll make sense of the language well enough to communicate with native speakers!

Includes expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations Provides a refreshed mini-dictionary with even more essential vocabulary Offers useful exercises and practice opportunities Helps you learn to speak conversational Japanese with ease Whether for work, school, or fun, Japanese For Dummies is the fast and easy way to add this language to your skillset!


Japanese for Dummies was an okay read. In some instances I found the explanations simple and well presented. At other times, though, it all felt too bare-boned. This book is probably good for travellers looking to pick up phrases and understand a little Japanese for a trip to Tokyo. If you are a serious learner, however, there are better texts out there for your purposes. 3.5 stars

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