In a typical sentence in Japanese which uses the verb to be, the verb is placed at the end of the sentence. The verb to be is desu in both the singular and the plural.
Speak! Japanese is based on a natural learning process - you practice simple grammar and vocabulary tasks repeatedly until Speak! decides that you have learned the material in sufficient depth to progress to the next level. In this way, you'll advance from the basics to more complex sentence structures at your own speed in just the same way a child learns a language - seeing, listening and responding over an extended period of time.
I am fully satisfied with the audio book and the software. You start off easy and move on automatically to the next lesson, if you answer correctly. The settings are also easy to use in order to individualize the learning process. The voice recognition is not very accurate, but it serves its purpose as as a tool to practice and improve your pronunciation.
Published on March 2, 2015 by Michael from Oggelshausen, Germany
Runs smoothly and hasn't killed my computer yet. The graphics are responsive enough for function but the icons are a little picky about how you click them; I type a response and it keeps making me retype if if I go too quickly or do something it doesn't like. The course is a bit more like flashcards than I had hoped but I can't say I'm not learning the words. All in all, I'd call it supplementary.
Published on Dec. 25, 2015 by Rowan from United States
Product Name:Speak! Japanese
Average Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
(out of 2 reviews)
If your family spoke Japanese in the past you might want to learn it and possibly teach it to your children. If your relatives speak Japanese, it will give you a better understanding of their culture and way of thinking.
Knowledge of Japanese is essential in many occupations. Globalization is shrinking the business world and those who know Japanese will definitely have the edge.
If you learn some Japanese, you will increase the number of people you can communicate with. Learning Japanese will increase the number of people on the globe whom you can meet.
Get by in Japanese with these basic Japanese words & phrases.
The men are old.
Otoko no hito-taçi wa toši wo totte imasu.
The boys are strong.
Otoko-no-ko-taçi wa tsuyoi desu.
The girls are small.
Ona-no-ko-taçi wa çiisai desu.
The girl is small.
Ona-no-ko wa çiisai desu.
The house is small.
Ie wa çiisai desu.
The houses are big.
Ie wa okii desu.
The boy is big.
Otoko-no-ko wa okii desu.
The man is old.
Otoko-no-hito wa toši wo totte imasu.
Japanese is spoken as a first language by 122 million people in Japan.
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