Instant Japanese: Everything You Need in 100 Key Words (Paperback)

Instant Japanese: Everything You Need in 100 Key Words By Boye Lafayette De Mente, Henk de Groot (Revised by), Yasuko Tsuji (Revised by) Cover Image
By Boye Lafayette De Mente, Henk de Groot (Revised by), Yasuko Tsuji (Revised by)
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It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication

Do you want to speak simple Japanese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Japan for a short time and want an Japanese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, than this thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication.

The idea of Instant Japanese is simple--learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author, De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Japanese language. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Japanese phrasebook:
  • Meet people.
  • Go shopping.
  • Ask directions.
  • Ride the subway.
  • Order food and drinks.
  • And much more.

About the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, and Korea since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, trade journalist, editor, and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (now Thunderbird: The School of Global Management). His 70-plus books include Japan's Cultural Code Words, Business Guide to Japan, and Japan Unmasked.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804833660
ISBN-10: 0804833664
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: July 15th, 2003
Pages: 96
Language: English