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Essential Japanese Vocabulary: Learn to Avoid Common (And Embarrassing!) Mistakes Paperback – March 10, 2011
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Note that the book is originally published in 1983. The original publication year should have been mentioned by amazon and the publisher. And the book claims that the author has decades of experience teaching Japanese. Does that mean that he had that experience in 1983 when the book was written???
I give the book 2.5 stars only because it is not essential, but it will be helpful.
The truth is, it has an awful lot of mistakes. Many times the text in Japanese is plain wrong or it has the meanings swapped. An advanced student should be able to recognize them, but is this book really aimed at advanced students? The answer is a clear no.
Professor Miura should have had his texts checked by a bilingual proofreader, but I squarely blame Tuttle here. They should've assigned him a decent editor, capable of detecting these errors.
I can't give a book that confuses its students more than 2 stars. It should've deserved more though.
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Still going through it; however, I find it easier to read and understand than the traditional textbooks. I would recommend it as a supplement to any structured instruction.Published 14 months ago by Don Shimoda (C-Gull)