Basic Japanese: Learn to Speak Japanese in 10 Easy Lessons (Fully Revised and Expanded with Manga Illustrations, Audio Downloads & Jap (Revised)


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Tuttle Publishing
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5.9 X 9.0 X 1.1 inches | 1.55 pounds

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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 definitiveA Reference Grammar of Japanese and A Reference Grammar of Korean.

Eriko Sato is Associate Professor of Japanese and translation studies at the State of University of New York at Stony Brook, where she is also the Director of the Japanese Teacher Education Program. She has authored and co-authored over a dozen books, including Japanese Stories for Language Learners, Essential Japanese Grammar and Learning Japanese Kanji. She has also authored or co-authored Contemporary Japanese, Japanese Demystified, Japanese for Dummies, Complete Japanese Grammar, Japanese Phrases for Dummies, Basic Japanese and My First Japanese Kanji Book.


"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