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Pimsleur Comprehensive Japanese Level 2 - Discount - Audio 16 CD

Pimsleur Comprehensive Japanese Level 2 - Discount - Audio 16 CD

Pimsleur Comprehensive Japanese Level 2 - Discount - Audio 16 CD

Pimsleur Comprehensive Japanese Level 2

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Comprehensive Japanese II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken language ability. Also includes a Culture Booklet

Level II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

* engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
* combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
* create with language and function in informal situations,
* deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
* meet social demands and limited job requirements.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

 

About the Japanese Language

Japanese is a language spoken by over 130 million people, in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities around the world. It is an agglutinative language and is distinguished by a complex system of honorifics reflecting the hierarchical nature of Japanese society, with verb forms and particular vocabulary to indicate the relative status of speaker and listener. The sound inventory of Japanese is relatively small, and has a lexically distinct pitch-accent system.

Japanese vocabulary has been heavily influenced by loans from other languages. A vast number of words were borrowed from Chinese, or created from Chinese models, over a period of at least 1,500 years. Since the late 19th century, Japanese has borrowed a considerable number of words from Indo-European languages, primarily English. Because of the special trade relationship between Japan and first Portugal in the 16th century, and then mainly Holland in the 17th century, Portuguese and Dutch have also been influential. German linguist, Johann Joseph Hoffmann noticed the systematic relationship between Japanese, Mongolian and Manchu language and wrote a book in the 19th century.

The Japanese language is written with a combination of three different types of scripts: Chinese characters called kanji , and two syllabic scripts made up of modified Chinese characters, hiragana. The Latin alphabet, rōmaji , is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos, advertising, and when inputting Japanese into a computer. Western style Arabic numerals are generally used for numbers, but traditional Sino-Japanese numerals are also commonplace.

The original language of Japan, or at least the original language of a certain population that was ancestral to a significant portion of the historical and present Japanese nation, was the so-called yamato kotoba, which in scholarly contexts is sometimes referred to as wa-go . In addition to words from this original language, present-day Japanese includes a great number of words that were either borrowed from Chinese or constructed from Chinese roots following Chinese patterns. These words, known as kango , entered the language from the fifth century onwards via contact with Chinese culture, both directly and through the Korean peninsula. According to some estimates, Chinese-based words may comprise as much as 60%–70% of the total dictionary vocabulary of the modern Japanese language and form as much as 18%–40% of words used in speech.

Like Latin-derived words in English, kango words typically are perceived as somewhat formal or academic compared to equivalent Yamato words. Indeed, it is generally fair to say that an English word derived from Latin/French roots typically corresponds to a Sino-Japanese word in Japanese, whereas a simpler Anglo-Saxon word would best be translated by a Yamato equivalent.

A much smaller number of words has been borrowed from Korean and Ainu. Japan has also borrowed a number of words from other languages, particularly ones of European extraction, which are called gairaigo. This began with borrowings from Portuguese in the 16th century, followed by borrowing from Dutch during Japan's long isolation of the Edo period. With the Meiji Restoration and the reopening of Japan in the 19th century, borrowing occurred from German, French and English. Currently, words of English origin are the most commonly borrowed.

In the Meiji era, the Japanese also coined many neologisms using Chinese roots and morphology to translate Western concepts. The Chinese and Koreans imported many of these pseudo-Chinese words into Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese via their kanji in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As a result, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese share a large common corpus of vocabulary in the same way a large number of Greek- and Latin-derived words are shared among modern European languages, although many academic words formed from such roots were certainly coined by native speakers of other languages, such as English.

 

Note: These Language program courses are special order and take 6 - 8 weeks for delivery.


The Pimsleur method  is an digital audio linguistic process acquisition process enriched by Paul Pimsleur that stresses engaged contribution over rote memorization. For the period of training, the listener will repeat phrases offered by indigenous speakers and produces new terms by inference. As new key phrases are introduced, the listener is prompted to think of earlier key phrases. The requests for any supplied expression are step by step spaced out in ever-increasing time interval. During 1963 and Nineteen Seventy One, Pimsleur created Greek, French, Spanish, German, and Twi training courses while schooling at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Pimsleur lanuage learning system targets on proficiency in conversing, at the same time as proficiency in reading. These couple of features are developed using 30-minute training lessons, which are replicated until a score of no less than 80% knowledge is achieved before taking the next step to the succeeding tutorial. Inside the course of the class exercises, people listen to indigenous people of the targeted foreign language as they speak sentences in simultaneously the foreign language, combined with the student’s standard language. At graduated time intervals, learners are inspired to replicate a key phrase after paying attention to the presenter. As the individual advances through the study course, the interval increases, as does the dimensions of the vocabulary. The courses are made up of thirty-minute regular training sessions and reduced studying lessons

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