This little gem of a book teaches you hundreds and hundreds of Japanese taunts, threats, curses and expletives that you'll never find in any dictionary-showing you how the Japanese really talk to one another when they are angry or emotional. It leaves no taboo untouched and sets the record completely straight.
Intended for students of all levels and anyone interested in how Japanese is really spoken, this book is absolutely indispensable for foreigners who live in Japan and want to know what is being said when someone insults you in Japanese!
Each term is listed alphabetically, with the Romanized pronunciation (including the author's unique phonetic system to facilitate correct pronunciation even for those with no knowledge of the Japanese language) and the Japanese script, followed by its English explanation. Where appropriate, example sentences are also included to demonstrate the proper usage of the terms. The book also features useful information about Japanese business etiquette and common Japanese expressions.
- Contains over 14,000 entries.
- Japanese and English phonetic pronunciations.
- Notes on Japanese Grammar and the Japanese language.
Up-to-date in content, beautifully illustrated with color photos, packed with bilingual lists of vital words and phrases, and overflowing with helpful travel advice, this book is a perfect take-along for both business and vacation travelers to Japan. Page edges are color-tipped--a different color for each section--so that on-the-go travelers can refer to any one of 17 separate general topics and find the information they're looking for in a hurry. Color-coded topics include:
Master hiragana and katakana in just minutes a day with Kana A-Day Practice Pad. Perfect for both beginners studying the Japanese language and those wishing to hone their kana writing skills, this pad introduces one new kana on each sheet, with readings, stroke order, and sample vocabulary words. All hiragana and katakana are included, along with their sound changes and combinations. For easy reference and review, a booklet listing all kana is included.
- Clear explanations of every adjective formation.
- Comprehensive exercises and drills.
- Completely romanized for ease of use.