Firstly, I'm glad the dialogues feel like conversations I would actually have. That makes it so much easier to relate to and remember.
Secondly, the explanations about appropriate politeness level are really helpful and put the different ways of saying things in context. I also like that the books tell you if a word or phrase is very common.
Last but definitely not least, I am impressed by the quality of these books. This isn't the first bundle by Clay & Yumi Boutwell that I've purchased and I will certainly buy more in the future. The content is consistently great. Even the files are well thought out with three different formats included for each book.
What can I say? I am obsessed with Hello Kitty and these items have found a happy home :-)!!!
I've been searching for beginner-intermediate Japanese books and graciously came across this bundle (thanks fb). It offers more than just a simple read with crackdown explanation sentence-by-sentence which is extremely helpful. I began to notice myself picking up the pace and the ability to understand without reading the explanation.
TL;DR : Worth it for beginners. Take advantage of the price before it goes off!
I wish there are more books like these to read, and I will purchase other bundles in the future. ありがとうございます。
A must read to pick up on the correct way to pronounce and write hiragana with tips for easy memory work and follow up. Greatly recommended!
The vocabulary package is worth the price of entry alone. The pronunciation is so precise, and clear.