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101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Digital Download] - The Japan Shop
101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Digital Download] - The Japan Shop

101 Common Japanese Idioms in Plain English [Digital Download]

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Learn 101 useful Japanese idioms. What happens if your mouth is heavy? Or if you use people with your chin? Or when you grind sesame? Find out all about these idioms and much more. Beginners can get a lot out of this product, but hiragana and very basic Japanese is recommended.

  • 58 Megs
  • Printable PDF
  • Over 300 MP3s with each phrase and example sentence
  • Flash eBook for interactive studying and listening
  • Works on both PCs and Macs
  • NOW FREE Kindle and Nook ebook versions
  • ePub works on Android devices with FBReader and possibly other EPUB book reader apps.
Once one zooms beyond the basics of a language, idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and slang can provide the spice to keep motivation up and progress going forward. This book will introduce 101 of the most common Japanese idioms. We are including at no extra charge MP3s for all the examples found in this book. Create playlists to study on the go or burn the sound files to a CD to listen at home. The download link is found on the last page. We believe the best way to learn vocabulary–by far–is to study words within their proper context. Every idiom is followed by an example sentence and a paragraph or two explaining the context and usage.
Each idiom will have three sound files associated with it. The MP3s are all recorded by native voice actors and actresses. The first sound file is the idiom itself. The second is the example sentence. The third sound file has the idiom, an English translation, the idiom repeated slowly, and the example sentence with translation. Try to mimic the Japanese speakers in sound and presentation. We highly recommend knowing hiragana before tackling this book. Most words have romaji, but the example sentences do not. Every kanji here has furigana (small hiragana) over it to aid reading. If you do not yet know hiragana, please check out our Hiragana book: “Hiragana, the Basics of Japanese.”

Please note: you will receive a zip file which must be opened with a PC or Mac. Later, you can send the files to your phone or tablet.

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Excellent reference book. Easy to read, and very accessible to beginning level students without dumbing things down for more advanced students.

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Absolutely worth buying

If you are fine with non-hard copy versions of the books, this is perfect.
Only wish they had a set for JLPT N4 and above as well.

Good for beginners

Hi, actually I just started to use it. By now I can only say it is a good practice for me from a “reading” point of view, thanks a lot for your help. It is not easy to find this kind of material for starting with japanese language.

What's not to love!

This is great! You get the stories, translations, extra explanations of context, plus audio with both fast and slow pronunciation. I have been interested in Japanese for some time, and this has gotten me motivated to learn more than ever. You only need to have learned the hiragana syllabary more or less to get started. Plus, it's a lot more interesting to read these stories than only learning from textbooks or apps.

Love it!

I have a BA in Japanese but have forgotten so much over the years. I've been wanting to get back into re-learning the language and ran across The Japan Shop.

I love the way everything is broken down and explained in everyday plain English. Which makes it much easier for me to review what I already knew (and have forgotten!). Clay and Yumi have done an amazing job putting all this together. I wish The Japan Shop had existed during my college days. I would have learned so much more!

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