Real Life Japanese

Tokyo Hatu Taikenteki Nihongo Kaiwa

Have you been studying Japanese but still don't understand the words people use in daily conversation? If so this book is for you. The fact is that the Japanese you study at Japanese School is safe and correct Japanese. Whilst you will not upset anyone using Japanese School Japanese they do not teach you many words that you hear in more informal or younger environments.

This is not a book of slang or improper Japanese however, simply a book of realistic, everyday Japanese.

The situations in this book are based on a survey of foreigners living in Japan. We asked what were the times when they felt uncomfortable or were unable to understand what was being said. Perhaps a situation relevant to you is in here. If you have any ideas for other situations please send them to our email address shown below.

This book is targetted at people who have completed a basic course in

Japanese. The Kanji are 3rd grade, except where such Kanji are more regularly seen such as in place names.

As is usual in these books in order to demonstrate the grammar point more easily we have sometimes had to use some unnatural sounding English. Apologies for this, but we hope that the meaning is clear.

Real Life Japanese Food

Taikenteki Nihongo Kaiwa Vol.2

You can learn a lot about a culture by watching TV. Flick through the channels when you ar next in Japan. It seems that at least one channel which be showing you how to make a delicous seafood dish and another will be showing you a wonderful new place to eat. All will be accompanied by women screaming OISHII!!(oishii, which means delicious), the men looking thoughtful and pronouncing that the dish is UMAI( also means delicious but is a word more often used by men). Within a few seconds you have learnt two useful words and the context in which they are used. Everyone loves food. You may have an image of Japanese food as being sophisticated seasonal dishes served on tiny plates. This is the food served in a Japanese restaurant called a RYOTEI. Most of us will be unable to ever eat at such a place. You generally have to be invited by a regular customer. Sadly, no one has ever invited me. But let me tell you about some of the restaurants near our offi ce. We have an eel restaurant where you can see three generations of the family working together. Grilled eel is thought to help you fi ght the summer heat so people are lining up outside on a summers day. A few doors away is a sushi restaurant where even if you only go once a year the chef will remember your likes and dislikes. Around the corner is the steak restaurant. He takes the best meat and marinates it so that it just melts in your mouth. But you have to eat it in silence if you want to avoid his odd stare. Even the GAIJIN, foreigners run some great places. We have a French bistro with all of the clamour of the left bank. And a Turkish restaurant run by a man who came to spend a year in Japan twenty years ago. One wife, two children later and he is still here. To fi nish up we have a bar, open until 5am, where you can complain about the day while puffi ng on a cigar. Try new restaurants. Talk to the waiters about what you are eating. Ask 2 3 the chef where he learnt to cook. Bars and restaurants are one of the best places to make and develop friendships - invite your colleagues to your local places. Get out there and interact with your neighborhood. Take this book with you. Study it, but better still, use it. If you can speak the language of food in this book you will enjoy your time in Japan even more.

A Guide Busibess Japanese and Manners

Business Nihongo Drills

Features of the book
œ You can use the expressions as written in your own business.
The expressions in this book are taken from the real business situations so you will be able to develop your conversational skills simply by practicing the given problems.

œ You can improve your conversational skill rapidly.
The book is designed so that you can learn expressions from plain forms (basic greetings in the office) to honorific forms (greetings to customers) in business situations by solving the given problems one by one.

œ You can choose problems suitable for your present level.
The problems are itemized from greetings to business manners, you will be able to choose and start any problems which interest you or those ones which are suitable for your level.

œ You can master more kanji.
Most kanji are also shown in kana, so you will be able to recognize how to read them, which will enable you to develop your kanji skills.

œ You can obtain detailed advice on sentence structure.
All the problems are followed by gadviceh sections, you are easily able to comprehend texts.

œ You can obtain hints to help you answer.
As the difficult vocabulary and expressions in all the problems are noted, you will be able to refer to those notes when you cannot solve the problems. Then, you will know how to find the correct answer.

œ You can easily make a study plan.
You will be able to study step by step, which will make you easy how to plan your study.

œ You can work at many exercises.
There are 135 exercises in total. The more exercises you do, the better you will improve your conversational skill in business.

œ You can study comfortably wherever you are.
The correct answers are found at the bottom of the page, so it is easy to check them. You can therefore study conveniently wherever you are, such as while commuting by train for example.


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