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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
Series: Pimsleur Japanese, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mark O
  • 2019-07-15

Helpful but Creepy

While the structure of the Japanese Pimsleur courses are very well done the course content is at times very strange. Approximately a quarter to a third of the content in the first 10 lessons is focused on men looking to pick up women in bars or public places. “You are sitting next to a young woman...” is how many of the practice phrases begin. “Would you like beer or sake?” “At my place or yours?” “Aren’t you going to drink something?” And I mean over and over! The phrase I have memorized best is how to order two beers, and I hate beer!

If you’re a guy looking for this sort of experience in Japan then the Pimsluer course is for you. If not I’d suggest googling Japanese Pod 101, which is what our guide in Japan recommends.

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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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  • 2020-05-30

Great introduction to Japanese

Using this as a supplement to my Japanese classes, znd it's definitely given me a leg up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-03-25

Practice oriented

it's amazingly useful for those of us who prefer actual practice rather than reading or writing as a means of learning languages

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-03-03

love the layout of classes

it was not easy but I feel the teaching technique is amazing definitely recommend it

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  • Chris C.
  • 2020-01-22

Makes learning easy!

I love this program! The only problem I have is that they go so fast at some points. Maybe im a slow learner, but I wish they would slow down. I feel like I have 1 second to think about the answer before they blurt it out. Otherwise it's very imformative and makes it easy to learn.

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  • Juan Burgos
  • 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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  • 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.