Fluency in any language other than your native tongue can open up a lot of opportunities for you, but if absolute fluency is not possible, then a better understanding of the language is almost as beneficial. Although many of the locals in Japan can also understand and speak English, they get a sense of pride from knowing that foreign visitors took the time and effort to learn their language. Communicating with these people becomes easier since you don’t have to figure out anymore what they’re trying to say (and vice-versa). The same goes for those Japanese words and characters you’ll come across on street signs, newspapers, maps, etc.
It may not be evident at first, but a better understanding of the Japanese language will ensure that you have more time exploring and enjoying the best that the country has to offer: tourist attractions, arts and entertainment activities, and the local cuisine. But what if you are due to travel anytime soon? Is it still possible to master at least the basics of the Japanese language if you’re given only a few days to do so? Fortunately, it is possible, and this book will help you do just that.
This book features not only basic Japanese grammar rules but also easy-to-understand guides on how the language can best be used in situations including but not limited to the following:
- Greeting other people and introducing yourself, specifically the proper way of doing so
- Getting around and exploring (e.g. asking for directions, telling the time)
- Ordering food at restaurants
- And more!
And the best part is, with the help of this book, you will learn to master all that and more!