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by Yoshi Abe

Order the freshest fugu, survive a karaoke session and know how deep to bow. Go beyond the shrines, sushi and subway and discover Japan through its language and people.Our phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover their culture - a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience.
Download Japanese (Lonely Planet Phrasebooks) epub
ISBN: 1741042313
ISBN13: 978-1741042313
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Asia
Author: Yoshi Abe
Language: English
Publisher: Lonely Planet; 5 edition (July 1, 2008)
Pages: 260 pages
ePUB size: 1490 kb
FB2 size: 1133 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 172
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Easy to use; I speak almost no Japanese so I used it almost every day of my trip. Some of the sections are (unintentionally?) funny. It helps a lot to be able to show people the phrase you are trying to use.
This book won't teach you japanese, but you will be able to communicate basic tasks. It's not helpful for reading, but you can find out how to ask questions quickly. There are chapters you can have a lot of laughs with.
Shame on Lonely Planet for publishing this piece of junk.

It includes a lot of useless phrases, and omits some really important ones. I've stopped carrying it around altogether because it was just so frustrating thinking I could look something up and then never finding what I wanted.

What a waste of money.
This it a very useful pocket reference to use when travelling. I just wonder how easy these phrases are to remember for a person that knows absolutely no Japanese. For me it comes easier because I have studied the language as well as the sentence structure, so a lot of it is just remembering the vocabulary. I think another point that any traveler needs to keep in mind is that Japanese focuses on intonation as well. If someone uses the wrong intonation, it could completely change the meaning of the word. Unfortunately, this book doesn't really express that. For example: "kAmi" (with the stress on the "A") means "god", whereas "kamI" (with a stress on the "I") means "paper". Usually context will help, but it's just a point that travelers should be aware of. I would recommend other references that also include audio so that you can hear how the words sound.
One of the things that I love about the Londly Planet phrasebooks is that they not only help you to pronounce the words and phrases, but they also give you a thumbnail sketch into the cultural background of each country that they represent.
Without a doubt one of the most useful phrases to know when travelling overseas... (And other phrasebooks omit this phrase as well -- why?) When this book was relied upon for help in finding a washroom in the streets of Kyoto, it was absolutely useless. I could ask for safe sex using this phrasebook, sure, but a washroom? Why on earth would anyone need to find a washroom?

We ended up junking this and got better results with the smaller phrase guide in our copy of the Rough Guide to Japan.
This book is easy to understand and to use. Would be helpful for your visit to Japan
always love these series of books as it has a wide range of sayings for different occasions. will look at it and hope to improve my Japanese. have other language books from Lonely Planet and are recommended. thanks