Learn Japanese - Survival Phrases Japanese, Volume 1: Lessons 1-30 : Absolute Beginner Japanese

  • by Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by JapanesePod101.com
  • Series: Absolute Beginner Japanese
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Start speaking Japanese in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Survival Phrases - Japanese, a completely new way to learn Basic Japanese fast! Survival Phrases - Japanese will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and prepare you with cultural insight, travel tips and other information to utterly shock and amaze your friends and family, travel companions and people you meet along the way. Are you about to travel to Japan? Do you need basic Japanese and proper etiquette for business reasons? Do you have a Japanese speaking partner, family or friends? Are you a fan of Japanese films, culture, or history, and want to start learning the Japanese language? Whatever your reasons are, we've designed Survival Phrases - Japanese with YOU in mind, so that you will get immensely satisfying results fast. These 30 short and effective audio lessons will allow you to:
speak Japanese before the end of your first lesson

use your newly learned Japanese in everyday situations

understand the culture, customs, and people of Japan

order the food you want in restaurants

ask directions and travel by taxi, train, bus and car with confidence

master manners, etiquette, customs so you don't embarrass yourself

visit or host Japanese guests with confidence

introduce yourself, friends and family

learn to ask for help and avoid danger and tourist traps

learn travel tips and the "do's" and "don'ts" from the experienced host. This is NOT a vocabulary builder with just words and their translations. Unlike other audiobooks, we actually TEACH Japanese and Japanese culture. Each lesson is TAUGHT by a professional, bi-lingual teacher!

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Good lessons, but with editing issues.

A great set of lessons for visiting and getting around Japan. The instructor is easy to understand, knowledgeable, and fun. I especially enjoyed how the sentences were broken down into their literal components, so you can understand Japanese sentence structure. There are also fun cultural insights where the teacher shares her personal experiences.
Unfortunately, there are frequent editing issues with the audio and you will here the same (English) sentence repeated or spliced together in odd ways. My second complaint is that the lessons are built from a weekly podcast format and the instructor assumes that it's been a week since your last lesson, and often reviews topics that you covered only a few moments ago. I've listened to the second part of this series and it does not suffer from the same issues.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2009
  • Publisher: Innovative Language Learning