What is the best book and CD combination to learn Japanese with?

December 29, 2008 by admin 

I want to learn Japanese in a fun, exciting and simple way. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what books and cds are best to use? And how long would you say it took you to learn the basics of Japanese by using them?

i think the best way to learn Japanese, or any other languages, is to live in the country. but if you are in the UK; you can use a book called: Japanese for busy people. also for vocabulary; you ought to use the Oxford beginners Japanese dictionary. at last, there is the point and speak book that you can use for travel.
the Oxford dictionary is good to use as the Japanese words are written IN Japanese so you will have to learn Hiragana and katakana. it is all good fun.
the NHK also offer some online lessons.

http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/index.html

check it out. it is good to listen, in order to train your ears.
i have been in Japan for two months now; and i am starting to get a few sentences in and out. if you practise a lot it could come fairly quickly but don't expect to be fluent within a short period of time. Good luck to you and come and visit this fantastic country!

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3 Responses to “What is the best book and CD combination to learn Japanese with?”

  1. hemant g on December 29th, 2008 8:20 pm

    i do not think that you can learn only with cds and books.you shold learn from a teacher.you can takehelp CD and books to command on language.
    References :

  2. fred b on December 29th, 2008 9:04 pm

    i think the best way to learn Japanese, or any other languages, is to live in the country. but if you are in the UK; you can use a book called: Japanese for busy people. also for vocabulary; you ought to use the Oxford beginners Japanese dictionary. at last, there is the point and speak book that you can use for travel.
    the Oxford dictionary is good to use as the Japanese words are written IN Japanese so you will have to learn Hiragana and katakana. it is all good fun.
    the NHK also offer some online lessons.
    http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/index.html
    check it out. it is good to listen, in order to train your ears.
    i have been in Japan for two months now; and i am starting to get a few sentences in and out. if you practise a lot it could come fairly quickly but don't expect to be fluent within a short period of time. Good luck to you and come and visit this fantastic country!
    References :

  3. Chris on December 29th, 2008 9:11 pm

    I found that "Learn Japanese through Video" is the best way to learn Japanese. It's much easier to start. They charge $15 a month. Helped me a lot to learn Japanese. Better than just book and CD.
    References :
    http://learnspanishlikecrazy.org/Learn_Japanese.html

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