Hiroko M. Chiba

  • Learn to speak Japanese Japanese language enrollment is up by 27.5 percent since 2006, making it the sixth most popular language studied on college campuses. Whether studying for school, business, or travel, Japanese For Dummies provides complete coverage of all Japanese language essentials including grammar, usage, and vocabulary. Complete with free conversational audio tracks online, this handy book offers everything you need to learn the Japanese language to get ahead in class or on a trip to Japan. In no time, you'll make sense of the language well enough to communicate with native speakers! Includes expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations Provides a refreshed mini-dictionary with even more essential vocabulary Offers useful exercises and practice opportunities  Helps you learn to speak conversational Japanese with ease Whether for work, school, or fun, Japanese For Dummies is the fast and easy way to add this language to your skillset!

  • Learn to write 100 Japanese characters If you want to join the ranks of more than 128 million speakers of Japanese worldwide, this book should be your first stop! Whether studying for school, business, or travel, learning to write the Japanese Kanji characters is essential to gain a working knowledge of this language. Japanese is considered to be the most complicated writing system in the world, with tens of thousands of characters. But with Japanese Character Writing For Dummies, you'll find easy step-by-step instructions for writing the first 100 Japanese Kanji characters with ease. Includes online bonus content featuring videos, downloadable flashcards, and printable writing pages Offers easy-to-follow instruction for writing 100 Japanese characters Helps you take your understanding of the language to a new level Shows you how to use the written word to communicate with native speakers Learning to write Japanese Kanji characters is fun - and now it's fast and easy too!

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