The Complete Idiot's Guide to Japanese, Vocabulary

  • by Linguistics Team
  • Narrated by Linguistics Team
  • 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

You're no idiot, of course. Neither is the team of memory and linguistics experts who have designed the world's most effective foreign language self-study course. International travelers, students, and business people can now learn to converse in a new language in less than half the time they expect. The Complete Idiot's Guide language audio programs are guaranteed to work for beginners, as a refresher course, and even with those who have been frustrated in other attempts to learn a foreign language. You can start learning today.

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Back to basics - this works!

I am an elementary-level learner of Japanese who is able to get by in basic everyday situations, like shopping or going to restaurants etc. What I lack is a broad vocabulary and this audio book is really helping me to build up a solid foundation in several useful areas. The narrators' voices are clear and gentle, unobtrusive music plays in the background. The music really adds to the pleasant atmosphere and I feel like I am having an old-school vocab practice with friends in a relaxing cafe; the music stops the 'Japanese word-English word' structure from feeling too 'dry' and repetitive. I am concentrating on one set of vocab each week or so. I listen several times a day and am amazed how quickly I start to remember most of the words! I wouldn't necessarily recommend this to a complete beginner as the vocab might not be relevant to your needs - but as soon as you have a few lessons under your belt, this would be suitable for all levels up to intermediate and above. I am really enjoying learning new words with this method and am slowly but surely increasing my vocabulary. The PDF-print-out is helpful for structuring and reviewing your learning. I get my friends to test me and it reminds me of learning French vocab for tests when I was at school. No gimmicks, requires self-discipline but is simple and effective!
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- Tina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-06-2004
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio