Geers, Todd & Erika
Tuttle publishing, 190 pgs.
Sugoku suki! Mata aeru?—(I'm crazy about you! Shall we meet again?) Answer this correctly in
Japanese, and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be
hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Japanese classes
and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious
scenarios, but chances are while in Japan you will spend a lot more time trying
to make new friends or start new romances—something you may not be prepared
If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to Japan and would like
to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak
like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Japanese phrasebook makes this
possible. Making Out in Japanese has been updated and expanded
to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Japanese for use in
everyday informal interactions—giving access to the sort of catchy Japanese
expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as
the Romanized forms (romanji), each expression is now given in authentic
Japanese script (kanji and kana with furigana pronunciation
clues), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to a native
This Japanese phrasebook includes:
- A guide
to pronouncing Japanese words correctly.
of basic Japanese grammar, such as, intonation, word stress, and
- A guide
to male and female usage.
forms of words and phrases (romanji).
Japanese translations including Japanese characters (kanji) and the
Japanese alphabet (kana).
and interesting notes on Japanese language and culture.
- Lots of
colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other