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Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

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Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby JapaneseFanBoy270 » Tue 07.26.2005 12:29 pm

Hi there everyone I want to learn Japanese but don't know wich AuidoCD/Book would be good to start out with. Would Pimsleur be a good to start out with or should I try something else?

Thanks a lot
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby Schattenjedi » Tue 07.26.2005 12:44 pm

Yeah, Pimsleur is a good start.
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby Numbuh 392 » Thu 07.28.2005 7:25 pm

Mmm... well for WAYY beginners, I would suggest 'Sing and Learn Japanese' the first and the second :D These books are specifically for children and beginners who wish to, put it simply, sing and learn Japanese! xD I am guessing you aren't THAT beginner, though... I don't know many audio or books that really help, but good luck with your learning! :)
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby Qbe » Thu 07.28.2005 8:30 pm

Yes, Pimsleur is a great way to start. I started using it a year ago yesterday and I think that Pimsleur is the reason why I'm still studying Japanese. It's addictively fun, you can develop a reasonably good pronunciation and you can use what you learn immediately.

However, Pimsleur is only an audio course, and you'll need a textbook too. I wrote a few thoughts on textbooks with some other beginner's tips here, so I wouldn't have to keep retyping them on various forums.
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby keymistress » Tue 08.02.2005 5:11 am

i just found Pimsleur Japanese at Kinokuniya and it costs SG$533.38! that is very costly... are there any cheaper alternatives?
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby Schattenjedi » Tue 08.02.2005 5:47 am

Here's a free alternative:

http://www.ajalt.org/rwj/
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby DanZ » Tue 08.02.2005 7:18 am

Rosetta Stone is also a good series, as it mixes listening with writing and reading.
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby Sunshine » Tue 08.02.2005 1:16 pm

I would say Pimsleur, i just rented it yesterday and so far its great! It really helps :D
Hello i am Hanon, if you have any tips on learing Japanese please feel free to PM them to me^^
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby keymistress » Tue 08.02.2005 10:33 pm

Schattenjedi wrote:
Here's a free alternative:

http://www.ajalt.org/rwj/


thanks for sharing the link!

the singapore library has a really limited collection of "learning japanese" books... :(
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby Sunshine » Thu 08.04.2005 12:22 pm

Also, if you dont like listening to casset tapes and you need to momorize all the Kana, i suggjest 'Remembering the Kana' I got it this morning at Barns and Nobles. It helps you lear all the hiragana and Katakana:D
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RE: Wich Japanese Audio CD/Book would help me

Postby keymistress » Fri 08.05.2005 4:15 am

thanks sunshine, i can remember all my hiragana and katakana by hard... now i need to learn grammar... :)
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