Genki I with MP3 CD 2nd Edition Textbook, 860 g

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For a fun and interactive introduction to basic Japanese language.

The Genki series of textbooks is widely popular among schools and universities worldwide, as well as beginners of Japanese, for its balanced and easy-to-understand approach to learning essential Japanese skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Containing the first 12 lessons of the Genki course, this Volume 1 breaks down each lesson into up to date and relatable themed content, opening with lots of illustrations and simple English explanation that makes it enjoyable and easy to practice new vocabulary, grammar and Kanji each time. A gradual increase of dialogue and reading material as you work through the book means you can expand your Japanese knowledge comfortably and review it in all manner of unique and exciting exercises, encouraging your own use of Japanese to make studying both quirky and memorable yet realistically proactive. This second edition includes footnotes and comments that help make grammar points easy-to-follow by identifying common mistakes and with the accompanying MP3 CD and online resources, the Genki textbooks make it possible to learn natural Japanese on several fronts, meaning you can keep your regular learning fresh and expansive. Both volumes cover nearly 300 Kanji and 1,100 vocabulary terms to lead you simply and comprehensively into Intermediate level Japanese. 

Written by Eri Banno, Yoko Sakane, Yutaka Ohno, Chikako Shinagawa and Kyoko Tokashiki.


ITEM ID: #3611


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11 reviews
I would recommend to fiends and family.
Great and informative.
Good product, too expensive
Best book
Good quality for both the book and the CD, I like how it has detailed instructions on how to use the book. I'm only on the 1st lesson but so far so good.
Revision of elementary ***.\nStrongly recommended\n Quality is excellent
Great book, I would definitely recommend it to people who are studying *** language. The quality is brilliant, audio CD included for help with pronunciation. Description on the website is accurate and book in perfect condition, fast delivery! It was the best price I found for brand new book.
I can see why Genki 1 is so widely used for learners of ***. Going into it I already knew my kana, so I'm mostly using it for vocab and grammar. Many tasks are designed to be used in a class, but you can adapt them to write about your friends. The one thing it's missing is speaking practice if you're working alone, so I'd recommend learners find other ways to achieve this. The text and illustrations are clear and easy to follow, and the content gradually builds up in combination with what's already learned. Again, the topics covered are geared more towards students, learning to talk about your school/university and course, but this is what it was designed for. Much easier than trying to piece together grammar from random sources online!
It's the workbook for the Genki I text book. As expected, with the gaps to fill in by you!
Great book! Been wanting to buy it for ages. Great quality and one of the best book for learning **.