Item description for Berlitz Japanese (Berlitz Phrase Book & CD) by Langenscheidt Pub. Inc. Audio ...
With hundreds of travel-related expressions, including greetings, questions, numbers and more, the Berlitz Phrase Book and CD offers business and leisure travelers key words and phrases needed for a trip abroad. In print and audio, its up to date, relevant content makes the Berlitz Phrase Book and CD an essential tool for today's travelers. Each foreign language phrase is repeated - slowly at first and then at normal speed - so learners can build confidence.
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Studio: Berlitz Guides
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 4.75" Height: 5.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 30, 2008
Publisher Berlitz Guides
ISBN 9812681922 ISBN13 9789812681928
Reviews - What do customers think about Berlitz Japanese (Berlitz Phrase Book & CD)?
helpful! Apr 24, 2009
I had this book a week now and I've used it several times already! Very helpful!!!!
ICHI BON Feb 14, 2009
I lived in Japan for a couple years (1962-64) in the Yokohama area and after returning home wished to stay in contact with the limited Japanese I knew. Much like 'Blackthorne' in SHOGUN, I wanted something small, something useful, something that I could use for reference. Well on March 30, 1996, I came upon this useful little tome. No matter what use you make of it, it will certainly be helpful.
Is it the best out there, available, I really cannot say as this is only thing I use. One small complaint I have, someone who has been to Japan may be looking for the Japanese expression into English, rather than English to Japanese, and it will not be found in this guide. All look ups are keyed English-Japanese, rather than the other way round. Guess that is why they made Japanese-English dictionaries though. Whatever, would help if someone said 'yama' in Japanese and you could quickly look it up to see it means 'mountain', or 'hana' meaning either 'nose' or 'flower' without thumbing through the book unsuccessfully.
But with that small crank aside, I love this book and use it very often. If returning to Nippon, would not want to be without it.
Decent Jun 4, 2008
It's a bit too big, but it can be used inside or out, and it's nice. yes, it does smell a bit at first, but it goes away after awhile. it's a bit noisy too, but this can be worked around.
Good resource for traveling! Jul 14, 2007
I like the simplicity of the book. It is arranged in sections according to use and then also arranged alphabetically within the glossary. The only down fall for the book is that it does not have a glossary alphabetized in Japanese with the English word or phrase following it.
Easiest to use in practical settings May 6, 2007
I've had to travel to Japan a couple times for work and have both this and the Lonely Planet phrasebook. While the Lonely Planet version has more stuff on how to speak in japanese I found it extremely difficult to use when I was on the street, in a store, or at my hotel trying to communicate. The berlitz is sectioned out pretty well and one thing I really appreciated which the lonely planet didn't is how to ask for a drink on the rocks. I still keep the Lonely Planet one with me when I travel over there but leave it at the hotel. When I go out and wonder around the country I'm never without my Berlitz guide. It has a little less content but I find the content is both more useful and a lot easier to get through when trying to talk with the locals.