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A lot of this book is already available for free on the JapanesePod101 podcast, so I feel kind of bummed that I paid for this audiobook, given that I've already listened to many sections of it. Buyer beware, the material is being offered for free by Innovative Language free elsewhere.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
I absolutely love this audio book!! It had an American guy paired with a Japanese woman. The guy has been living in Japan for 11 years and the woman sounds so adorable, especially when she laughs. They not only tell you how to speak Japanese but they tell you about the culture and the island. The American talks about some mistakes he made and what other foreigners tend to make. I love that they have a conversation, then say it again but enunciate each syllable of each word, then they explain what it means.
I think a key aspect of helping someone learn a new language is enunciating and saying words slow enough for them to pick u the different sounds. Especially if the language has sounds that are not available in English.
49 of 52 people found this review helpful
very useful but it's very US focused.they keep referencing the US or being American etcetera instead of other places.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Well, to start this review I have to say that I was not expecting results. My shock was that this is a very educational language course ! You learn not only the language but also the culture and customs of Japan.
I am soo pleased to have purchased this. I have progressed both in the Japanese language and also the culture! Packing my bags to go to Japan!
69 of 82 people found this review helpful
I feel a bit like the main character after finishing this book. I am grateful for the experience, but I'll miss everything about the book. The colourful and funny characters, the insights, everything.
There is nothing bad about this book. It helped me so much with my Japanese journey that I can't even tell.
I am over 40, so learning a new language definitely has its challenges. But with the help of this book I am much more confident to start a new conversation. I'll definitely continue up learning. Thank you to the authors, fantastic book.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
Innovative language Japanese slows the pronunciation and adds extra syllables which are not spoken at normal speed, to the point where it is unintelligible. It should be as simple as learning "wax on, wax off", then speeding it up. But if "wax on, wax off" have extra bits you don't use at normal speed, it doesn't work.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful