Colloquial Japanese: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 12, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 392 pages
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Now in its second edition, this popular beginners course has been completely rewritten to make learning Japanese as easy as possible. Lively dialogues cover business situations as well as social and everyday language and the text includes helpful cultural notes.
Japanese script (kanji, katakana and hiragana) is gradually introduced, with romanization throughout for those wishing to concentrate on the spoken language. Other features include:

  • exercises with answer key
  • extensive vocabulary lists in Japanese script and romanization
  • index of kanji (with on and kun readings).

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About the author (2002)

Hugh Clarke, author of the first edition, has written a number of books for Random House Struik and other publishers. When asked why he liked wildlife and flowers, he quoted: 'Those who retain the ability to see beauty never grow old.'

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