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Japanese Phase 1, Unit 06-10

Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs
Written by: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you’ll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. 30 minutes a day is all it takes. Japanese Phase 1, Units 6-10 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Japanese.

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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." ( AudioFile magazine)

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  • Barbara J
  • 2015-11-07

Fast way to functional Japanese

I am learning in a class, through an online program, and with these Pimsleur audio books. Of the three, these audio books work the best for me to learn conversational Japanese. I get the best results by going through each lesson twice.

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  • ZmokingZ
  • 2015-04-21

Very fun and educational experience👍.

I have had a pretty good experience with it so far. Listening to a chapter the first time around seems overwhelming but each time after that you start to get the hang of it. On average I would listen to a chapter 4-6 times; twice a day for two days or if necessary three days before I feel comfortable enough to get to the next one. So far I have been keeping up more thank expected.

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  • ryan abarca
  • 2017-02-24

great way to learn

great way to learn while going about your normal routine. I listen to it while at work or in traffic. I also like that it geta to useful phrases. Nobody is asking for the library unless you are Tom Hanks or Nicolas Cage seeking out the religious truths in the world's national treasures.

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  • T. Kerr
  • 2015-09-11

language learning at its best!

I lived in Japan for 12 years and have found these lessons exceptional. The Africans have a proverb that says, "The ear is connected to the tongue ". Pimleur courses prove how accurate that is. Highly recommended!

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  • Juan Burgos
  • Orlando, FL United States
  • 2019-04-14

Good way to learn Japanese.

Is a nice way to learn. But you might need to replay it more than once.

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  • Mamaa4444
  • SoCal
  • 2019-07-31

pretty good so far!

pretty good so far! I just wish they would teach all numbers at the same time. Also it seems as though the pronunciations of the male and female are different. I often cant tell if things are with an M or an N.

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  • Tulip
  • Midwest, USA
  • 2019-07-22

User Unfriendly <br />

It doesn't give people the time they need to learn sectences in Japanese. Very user unfriendly. For some who is just starting with Japanese lessons I highly don't reccomend these lessons.

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  • Susie V
  • 2018-08-02

Takes the pain out of learning a language.

30mins per lesson. The book does a great job of building up phrases. Sometimes the instructor has you use logic to come up with a phrase of which you may know the pieces to but you have to put it together, which i tests your understanding of Japanese word order.

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  • Jeff
  • 2017-12-14

The best

The best learning tool for japanese. I'm really impressed that what it teaches you actually stays in your head.

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  • Psalm 23: 5-6
  • 2017-09-20

Great audio book!

This has been a great tool to hear, practice and recall Japanese. Thank you so much!

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  • Alain Caviggia
  • 2016-11-15

Extra!

Permet de vite progresser, de comprendre les subtilités de la langue tout en étant ludique. J'adore!

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  • Pierre Gauthier
  • 2015-07-01

It Works!

Contrary to what one might expect, Japanese in many ways is not difficult: there are basically no verb conjugations, no plurals and no gender markers.

Of course, the vocabulary is completely different. Even words borrowed from English are transformed, for instance « depato » for department store or « kombini » for convenience store.

The Pimsleur method is strictly oral and is based on interaction and repetition.

It works wonderfully well to acquire the fundamentals of the Japanese language and is warmly recommended.