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Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Fully Revised & Expanded with Manga, MP3 Audio & Japanese Dictionary) Paperback – November 14, 2017
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"Verbs are usually the key to understanding a sentence or part of a text, so it's well worth emphasising them … If you know these 600 verbs that's really going to help unlock a lot of Japanese for you.'" —How to Japan blog
"This book excels at differentiating really similar concepts, even adding more to the never-ending question of 'What is the difference between [this character] and [this character]?' The vocabulary words are also thematically arranged, usually with illustrations for some words for better memory reinforcement. Pronunciation in the CD tracks actually sounds natural compared to other learning materials" —Japan Reference blog
About the Author
Samuel E. Martin was a master teacher of the Japanese language and a major force in language learning in the postwar U.S. He received his undergraduate and master's degrees in oriental languages from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University. At Yale he served as chairman of the Department of East and South Asian Languages and Literatures and the Department of Linguistics. He is the author of numerous books and papers on Japanese and Korean, including the definitive A Reference Grammar of Japanese and A Reference Grammar of Korean.
Eriko Sato is lecturer of Japanese and Japanese linguistics and the director of the Pre-College Japanese Program and the Teacher Certification Program for Japanese at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she received her Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1996. She authored Japanese for DummiesJapanese Demystified, and Contemporary Japanese: A Textbook for College Students, and co-authored My First Japanese Kanji Book and Essential Japanese Grammar.
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