By Alessandro Carosi
I have a problem ,I can’t stick with reading one book or magazine I will get bored easily so I need a reading rotation that keep me focus and interested in what I’m reading ,which is the problem ? I did start at least nine books ,to don’t talk about all the articles I read on Internet ,I need more time to read everything but I don’t have it I do have to work ,eat ,use the toilet,normally 3 times a day so basically I keep to add on stuff to read with the feeling now I will never finish it or if I will I will be over one hundred year old ,It doesn’t sounds a good idea ,I promise I will stick with what I have and by the end of 2019 I will finish to read all.
In past articles I showed you which books I had in my hands ,now in my endless collection I added something new
The Original ”POINT-AND-SPEAK” Phrasebook JAPAN (English Edition)
By Toshiya Enomoto
Pain-free Guide To Spoken Japanese
Over 3,000 everyday words&phrases
See Japan as the Japanese do.
Point-and-Speak Phrasebook: Japan is recommended for travelers being the first time in Japan and not sure with the Japanese language.
It is also suitable for newcomers to Japan to get through at the beginning or beginners to communicate with friends. It is designed as a communication tool between a Japanese person and the person who possess the book. Every item or phrase is combined with pictures and written in English and Japanese (in Hiragana/Katakana or kanji and with written pronunciation).
So even if you don’t know the word or are unsure about the pronunciation, you can just point on the pictures in the book and show it to a Japanese person. For the beginners of Japanese learners, it is a fun vocabulary builder.
Most pictures are in cute comic-style but food and some shops are shown in real life photos. So that you don’t put your foot in it all the time and leave a good impression, the book does not only help you with practical getting-around information but also with helpful advices on Japanese culture, good manners and behavior. Everything in this book is written in English and Japanese, from the introduction to “hints to understand Japanese people” at the end.