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Japanese slanguage : a fun visual guide to Japanese terms and phrases / by Mike Ellis

This is a fun and easy way to learn conversational Japanese phrases.  Check out the "how to use this book" section and start speaking the words they way they are shown in English.



General Information

Resources include library materials, featuring books, ebooks, journals, and/or media in your elective that are listed in the Library Catalog; and Web resources, featuring recommended Web resources  selected and annotated by NEIT's Reference Librarians.

These resources are intended to be a starting point only and are not a comprehensive guide to all the resources available.  Always be sure to Ask a Librarian.

Books

Library materials on the Japanese Language can be found in the Library under the classifications PL501 through PL699, with Japanese language textbooks for English speakers found in PL539.3 (listed in the Library Catalog under the subject heading Japanese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English).

For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  Japanese English visual bilingual dictionary / [senior editor, Angela Wilkes]. 1st American ed. [4/14]
Ref. PL676 .J365 2011 
♦  Japanese for dummies / by Eriko Sato.
PL539 .S295 2013 
Introduces the essentials of Japanese grammar and pronunciation, giving you a working sense of the Japanese language, before showing you Japanese in action. You'll also discover social customs, formalities, and manners, from how and when to bow to how to unwrap a present. Includes vocabulary summaries, a mini-dictionary, and an audio CD full of conversations and pronunciations.  [4/14]
♦  Japanese hiragana & katakana for beginners : first steps to mastering the Japanese writing system : the method that's helped thousands in the U.S. and Japan learn Japanese successfully / Timothy G. Stout ; illustrated by Alexis Cowan.
PL528 .S677 2011
"Japanese has two basic writing systems, hiragana and katakana, in addition to the one that uses Chinese characters or kanji. This handy book teaches you a new mnemonics-based method to read and write the basic 92 hiragana and katakana characters -- a method that has helped thousands of learners worldwide. ... The CD-ROM allows you to print out your own flash cards (featuring the same mnemonic images taught in the book) to help you review and practice, even while you're on the go."--Back cover.  [4/14]
♦  Japanese in MangaLand : learning the basics / Marc Bernabe ; translation, Olinda Cordukes ; cover illustration, Nuria Peris ; inside illustrations, Guillermo March, J.M. Ken Niimura, Studio Kosen. 2nd ed.
PL539.5.E5 B47 2006 
Learn written and spoken Japanese through the popular comics or "mangas". Includes concise lessons with practical exercises and a mini-guidebook of the 160 essential kanji characters.  [4/14]
♦  Japanese slanguage : a fun visual guide to Japanese terms and phrases /
by Mike Ellis.
PL539 .E54 2010
With this fun visual guide, simply follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Say hello: "Cone Knee Che Wah"; order cake at a restaurant: "Kay Key"; or ask for a hairdresser or a doctor: "Bee Oh She" or "EE She."  [4/14]
♦  Kodansha's furigana English-Japanese dictionary : the essential dictionary for all students of Japanese
Ref. PL679 .K63 2012 [8/15]
 Random House Japanese-English English-Japanese dictionary / Seigo Nakao.
Ref. PL679 .N294 1997 [8/15]

Web Resources

Listed are selected web resources pertinent to your elective:
♦  Denshi Jisho
URL: http://jisho.org
An online Japanese dictionary which also contains example of words used in context within sentences. [5/15]
♦  Fast Track: 100 Grammar Points
URL: http://thejapanesepage.com/grammar.htm
Basic Japanese grammar in short lessons. 100 grammatical points divided into 8 chapters. [5/15]
♦  Kanji Alive
URL: http://kanjialive.com
Kanji Alive is a downloadable app which teaches how to read the Chinese characters used in Japanese. [5/15]
♦  Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese
URL: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/complete
This is an online, free textbook which covers vocabulary, grammar, useful expressions, and informal (as well as formal) language skills. [5/15]
 

Last updated 2015.08.15/ CW