役に立つ話しことば辞典: A Dictionary of Japanese Slang and Colloquialisms

Front Cover
講談社インタ-ナショナル, 2001 - Foreign Language Study - 173 pages
2 Reviews
The perfect guide to speaking real Japanese

Beyond Polite Japaneseoffers more than 500 words and phrases for those who want to take a step beyond Japanese textbooks and speak like a native without spending decades in the country. Many of the entries cover traditional slang, while other entries take up more contemporary usage. Slang-forming prefixes and suffixes are also presented, as well as phrases that are commonly slurred, proving elusive to the foreign ear. Literal meanings, notes on usage, and etymology are included for greater understanding.

Outgrowing polite Japanese is not easy, but with the help ofBeyond Polite Japanese, it can be attained. The helpful guide is also a welcome break from the standard fare found in Japanese textbooks.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2001)


AKIHIKO YONEKAWA is a professor at Baika Women's College in Osaka.

Bibliographic information