|ISBNs||0804816395 (softcover) [COPAC, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]|
|0804813868 [COPAC, Webcatplus, Wikipedia]|
Review by Charles E. Tuttle catalogue
Effective communication requires usage of Japanese vocabulary items, which often differ greatly from English. This book fills the gap, explaining 300 troublesome but essential words and phrases.
Review by Ben Bullock
Despite apparently being written by a Japanese native speaker, the information in this book does not seem to be completely trustworthy. For instance the author suggests that "tomodachi" is a word that should almost never be used except for an extremely close friend of the same age one has gone to school with. This opinion of the author is not supported by either my own experience or by any Japanese person I have asked.