Hey guys! Today I'd like to share a video review I did a few years ago over a Japanese language study book that I bought and used. The title is: マンガで学ぶ日本語会話術(Manga de manabu nihongo kaiwajutsu) which basically means study Japanese conversation skills with manga!
I purchased this book early on in my Japanese studies. I found it very helpful and resourceful for several reasons. When I was still a beginner with my Japanese studies, I found reading manga (or comic books) in Japanese to be very helpful in terms of language study. The stories were simple, the Japanese easy to read (they incorporate furigana, small text that helps you read kanji), and are entertaining, making it a very fun way to study. So I was excited when I purchased this book.
It comes with an audio CD that has each conversation presented in the book. The conversations range from casual & informal, polite, to respectful and work related Japanese. Each lesson is presented visually and uses real Japanese text (no romaji!). The audio is presented at conversation speed and does not sound forced or contrived. I've had Japanese friends tell me it sounds very natural.
At the end of each lesson is a little breakdown of the rule or strategy taught in the lesson. It includes hints and tips of when it is appropriate to use the language taught, and a little section for practice on your own.
If you are interested in learning Japanese conversation, and do not want to read through boring textbooks, then this book is great for beginners and intermediate learners alike! I highly recommend it. Enjoy!
Japanese Study Materials Review: Manga de Manabu Nihongo Kaiwajutsu (マンガで学ぶ日本語会話術) Reviewed by Shea Roberts on 4:27 PM Rating: