Reviews by Charles E. Tuttle catalogue
This compact book clearly and simply provides the student with the fundamental words and phrases necessary for daily life in Japan.
Exactly the Japanese you need to make it in Japan.
Here are 100 essential words that will get you what you want and where you want to go. This is the ideal book for travelers who need immediately applicable phrases.
Perfect for visitors to Japan, this practical handbook provides useful Japanese words and phrases with translations in English, French, and German.
This handbook with short, simple chapters outlining useful expressions will allow you to speak Japanese instantly. Also included is a dictionary of over 1800 entries. Available in a book/cassette package, it will assure correct pronunciation and increase listening comprehension.
This invaluable learning aid introduces the basic patterns and vocabulary of spoken Japanese.
Stressing mastery of the fundamentals, this book provides a complete introduction to modern, colloquial Japanese. This is the text for busy people who need to learn Japanese quickly and efficiently.
Based on material tried and proven for many years in the classroom, this book is designed to help beginning students build practical language skills quickly.
This book is a simultaneous introduction to Japan, its people and its language. Focused on everyday conversation, readers learn to speak and read Japanese from the very start with authentic materials and photos of real people and places. Background materials cover history, art, literature and industry.
This unique approach to colloquial Japanese is based on the idea that a language is composed of basic patterns, similar to the way that a building is composed of bricks. Instead of introducing theoretical rules, it systematically presents the grammatical patterns used in speech.
This series of 16 tapes accompany the first volume of Beginning Japanese - parts 1 and 2 , including all the basic dialogues, drills, and supplementary material from the text.
The "Jorden philosophy" emphasizes the careful study of the fundamentals. Part 1 spans basic topics such as greetings, shopping, time, phone calls, and visits. Part 2 covers topics such as inns, offices, renting a house, department stores, and friends.
This book is the perfect start for those wishing to converse in Japanese. The 20 carefully structured lessons and two review chapters teach the simple, correct Japanese most useful for everyday use.
(See also the review for book 3 for more information about this series of books)
The second book in the series, My Day at School takes students into a typical Japanese school to experience the life of a Japanese student. Colorful photos and lively illustrations introduce students to a variety of situations and settings that they might encounter in the course of a day at a Japanese school.
Tuttle's Watashi no Nihon textbook series gives young learners a look at different aspects of Japanese life through colorful photos and creative activities. Topics are suited to young learners' interests while providing balanced, accurate insight into both contemporary and traditional Japan. ... read more
Verb conjugation can be a daunting obstacle in the path to mastery of the Japanese language. Learning to use "suru compound verbs," however, is an easy detour around this difficulty which exponentially increases vocabulary and makes the speaker sound more like a native. Suru, meaning ... read more
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.
This introduction to the history and structure of Japanese offers a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of Japanese dialects, phonology, grammar, and vocabulary sources of the language.
This classic study examines the nature of the Japanese language. Discussed are the highly debated origins of the Japanese language, the dialects, jargon, men's and women's speech and role-based relationships.
This fascinating study discusses 850 English loanwords. Additionally, the reader is provided with sample sentences, tips on usage, and a list of Japanese loanwords in English.
Today there is a great demand for Japanese-speakers in hotels. Hotel Japanese gives specific advice and essential Japanese phrases that all hotel staff should know as well as Japanese phrases for specific positions. This book will help hotel workers understand and exceed the expectations of Japanese travellers.
Even those with no prior knowledge of Japanese can use this book to conduct clear and productive business discussions.
From the language used between friends to easy conversation in a pub, this book provides you with all the essential words and phrases.
60-minute cassette, 24-page transcript.
All-new dialogues, recorded in both English and Japanese, will help improve pronunciation, listening comprehension, and fluency of the kind of Japanese people really speak.
This book offers you even more handy Japanese phrases to start up a romance and handle bilingual marriage and children !
Maido, maido, and welcome to the Kinki district of western Japan, which includes the cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. The language on the streets in Kinki is Kansai-ben -- an earthier, more expressive dialect that works wonders in livening up Japanese conversations. Kinki Japanese is an ... read more
Learn all the entertaining expressions like "pera pera" and "don don" you need to speak Japanese like a native.
This valuable reference book comprehensively explains Japanese grammar - the nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, and word order. Includes an index, a glossary defining English grammatical terms, and appendices reviewing Japanese pronunciation and sound patterns. All Japanese words are romanized.
This reference guide to Japanese verbs will enable you to find any conjugation for hundreds of verbs, use the right preposition for each verb, write each verb in Japanese characters, and more.
This self-contained course guides beginners through the essentials of written Japanese. Contains 16 graded reading exercises using a total of 680 kanji. All exercises are written in modern simplified script, and accompanied by a list of characters, a romanized version of the text, and grammatical notes.
Used by top-level universities around the world, this text is designed to meet the special needs of foreigners wishing to read Japanese before speaking the language.
Two volumes in one - the first section of the book introduces modern Japanese orthography, romanized Japanese with English translations. The second part contains the text lessons and drill sections in Japanese only. A complete character dictionary, with kanji lists and indexes, is available separately.
Easily master the first steps to reading and writing Japanese.
As a reference and study guide, this workbook covers both reading and writing Japanese. Over 200 of the most commonly used kanji are presented.
Kanji ABC is a new, systematic strategy for studying and memorizing the 1945 jouyou kanji. Part one of the book introduces the radical elements of the kanji, and part two teaches how these elements are used as building blocks to create other characters. It is perfect for self-study or use with other teaching materials.
This book provides a delightful introduction to the scripts of China and Japan, and lists common radicals with examples.
This concise and entertaining book introduces 300 basic characters through the pictures they represent.
Flashcards are an excellent tool for learning Japanese characters. These cards teach the readings, meanings, vocabulary, and stroke order of the first 440 kanji. Additional information on radicals lets users tailor the kanji cards to their own studies.
This best-selling reference guide helps students achieve mastery in reading and writing kanji. The 1850 characters designated by the Ministry of Education for general use are taught along with their readings and definitions.
Both books softcover.
A systematic approach to writing Japanese in two large workbooks that teach all 1945 jouyou kanji. An ideal workbook for the hands-on learner.
This pocket dictionary contains over 18000 entries, featuring virtually all the words and phrases commonly used in modern, spoken Japanese.
Containing over 14000 definitions, this practical pocket dictionary has proven invaluable for students of both Japanese and English.
Expert Samuel Martin's new kanji and kana dictionary contains 18000 entries, each with a concise English definition, romanized spelling, and the Japanese kanji and kana form of the word. Everyday vocabulary, simple phrases, and sentence patterns make it perfect for students or travellers. No other dictionary offers so much at a more affordable price.
This dictionary is directed towards those who are interested in speaking Japanese in a relatively short period of time. Students with almost no background in the language will be able to use it to converse in Japanese almost immediately.
This compact dictionary's 33000 entries provide the student, tourist, or businessperson with a ready key to the language. All entries appear in Roman letters, the original Japanese, and give a concise English definition. Pocket sized and bound in a durable vinyl cover, it puts Japanese at your fingertips.
Compact enough to be slipped into the smallest pocket, this dictionary offers instant access to over 5000 of the most frequently used words in the Japanese language. Comes in its own durable little box.
A long unavailable classic is back in print! This dictionary by the originator of the Hepburn system of romanization accurately defines over 20000 Japanese words.
One of the most popular character handbook/dictionaries in print, this book has been designed to allow the student to achieve fluency more quickly than ever before.
For decades, this has been THE standard reference book of Chinese characters in Japanese for scholars and serious students. No other dictionary compares in scope or quality.
This character dictionary is intended to be used with the main text of Chaplin and Martin's Japanese - A Manual of Reading and Writing. The characters are listed by lesson in the order they appear in the text.
A complete update of a long-time, award-winning classic, this is a major revision of Andrew N. Nelson's best-selling Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary, first published by the Charles E. Tuttle Company in 1962. With the addition of over 1,200 ... read more
This revision of the classic reference text, Japanese Character Dictionary, makes the Japanese written language more accessible than ever before.
The Kanji Dictionary is the only dictionary of its kind to employ a comprehensive compound index. Any compound, however complicated, may be found using ... read more
This new dictionary of legal terms covers 6000 English, Japanese and Latin terms, all presented in English, romanized Japanese, and Japanese kanji and kana. Pocket sized, it is easy to carry and handy for desk-top use. Many helpful appendices on legal practices and services in Japan and the West.
This dictionary is designed primarily to help English- and Japanese-speaking computer and data-processing professionals work with their counterparts.
A complete reference to Japanese words of foreign origin. A much needed resource for a tricky aspect of the language.
A knowledge of a country's proverbs is one of the best ways to understand the way its people think. Each of these 100 proverbs is given in Japanese script, romanized form, and with its literal English translation.
"This is a likeable book and it tells us much about Japan." --Edward G. Seidensticker (translator of "Tale of Genji" and many other works of Japanese literature).