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Japanese Phase 2, Unit 01-05

Learn to Speak and Understand Japanese with Pimsleur Language Programs
Written by: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Series: Pimsleur Japanese, Book 7
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
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The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Japanese Phase 2, Units 1-5 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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  • Tess
  • 2011-03-01

Brilliant for learning to SPEAK Japanese!

This is absolutely brilliant. Whilst I'm not an absolute beginner at studying Japanese, this is the first time that I've had confidence to actually SPEAK the language. The course is a constant challenge to SPEAK. It has probably been useful that I already have a good Japanese vocabulary, and that I can understand a lot of Japanese, however, no other materials I have ever used have prompted me to SPEAK Japanese.

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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.