Japanese In Plain English by Boye Lafayette De MenteJapanese In Plain English by Boye Lafayette De Mente

Japanese In Plain English

byBoye Lafayette De Mente

Paperback | March 5, 2007

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Next time someone asks if you speak Japanese, you can say Sukoshi wakarimasu (Sue-koe-she wah-kahree-mahss).*

With Japanese in Plain English, you can speak Japanese in no time! Its easy-to-use pronunciation system and straightforward presentation of the basics of the language-with plenty of useful sentences-help you break the language barrier quickly and confidently. How? All the words and phrases in this book are written in Roman script--in plain English--in a form you can use immediately and in the right context. Instantly you'll know the basics of Japanese, from polite pleasantries to the latest technological jargon.

Start on the right foot-and speak Japanese with ease:

Good morning! Ohaiyo gozaimasu! (Oh-hie-yoe go-zie-mahss)
Thank you very much! Domo arigato gozaimasu! (Doe-moe ah-ree-gah-toe go-zie-mahss)
Let's go play golf. Gorufu wo yari ni ikimasho. (Go-rue-fuu oh yah-ree nee e-kee-mah-show)
This really tastes good. Kore wa honto ni ii agi shite imasu. (Koe-ray wah hone-toe nee ee ah-jee ssh-tay e-mahss)
I like you. Anata wo suki desu. (Ah-nah-tah oh ski dess)
Please call a policeman. Omawarisan wo yonde kudasai. (Oh-mah-wah-ree-sahn oh yone-day kuu-dah-sie)

*I understand a little.

Boyé Lafayette De Mente, a former cryptographer for the U.S. Navy, has written prolifically on Asian languages and culture.
Title:Japanese In Plain EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.9 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:March 5, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071482962

ISBN - 13:9780071482967

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Table of Contents

Part One: Demystifying the Great Barrier

Part Two: Glossary of Useful Vocabulary