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A collection of alternative and fun techniques for learning Japanese This book contains lively commentaries, comical illustrations and brain teasing puzzlesSecrets for Speaking Fluent Japanese presents tested shortcuts for Japanese language acquisition Identifying two groups of people who actively and effectively study Japanese to the point of fluency successful non native learners and Japanese children Giles Murray has collected from both groups the most rewarding and universal techniques which can be put to immediate use by both beginner and advanced

8 thoughts on “13 Secrets For Speaking Fluent Japanese

  1. Meg Meg says:

    I ve been studying Japanese for a couple of years I thought this book would help me expand my current usage, but I ve found it impractical for me.Yes some of the techniques discuss can be useful for memorisation, but none of this is groundbreaking and as a previous reviewer wrote it s information you can gain from several good language learning blogs.The book markets itself on shortcuts, but it does not necessarily help you understand the language and causes you to seek additional information This isn t necessarily a bad thing, but I d prefer to cut out the middle man.Finally this book uses too much romaji, which from experience this can be a hindrance to learners As hard as you may try your brain might just read the romaji because it s easier to process.A redeeming factor is that it does have a lot of vocabulary within it, some of which you might not commonly come across and therefore are expanding your lexicon.In summary, I think there are far better books available which can offer a fun and quick way to learn Japanese.As an addition to my review, I would not recommend this book to beginners as it does assume some prior knowledge of the language, and misses too many crucial grammar points which will mean you struggle later on.If it is the book for you, I d recommend to use it in conjunction with other learning material.

  2. Dr. G. Hyde Dr. G. Hyde says:

    prompt and correct

  3. gaikokujin gaikokujin says:

    Most grammar books stick to what they do best, explaining the essential grammar, beyond this there comes a point where you need to learn how to manipulate the language This is what 13 Secrets for Speaking Fluent Japanese does, the author guides the reader how to think and get a feel for Japanese rather than to simply memorize vocabulary and grammatical patterns.For example Giles Murray encourages the reader to use substitute expressions if the first expression doesn t come to mind The book is shorter than I expected however it doesn t overwhelm the reader unnecessary stuff that has probably already been covered in most grammar books There are 13 short chapters, clear explanations drilling the essentials to fluent conversation in a clear and concise manner Since reading this book, it has given me greater confidence in finding ways of expressing myself and thinking in Japanese.This is a great book in itself which I highly recommend as additional material Although the content of the book is slightly limited for the price it seems reasonable This book provides great benefits but I still need to further material to improve my conversational skills so will be purchasing How to Sound Intelligent in Japanese.

  4. S.Wn S.Wn says:

    I bought this based on some positive reviews and Murray s other bookBreaking into Japanese Literature Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text, which is excellent.This takes a very different approach to other Japanese language textbooks, in that each chapter deals with a different aspect of the language which you can work on to add variety and communicate effectively Each chapter is basically a tip or idea that is expanded, for example, there is a chapter which begins by explaining that loanwords or gairaigo are proper Japanese and English speakers shouldn t feel that you are cheating by using them It then goes on to give a examples of common loanwords and how they can be used I kind of knew this, but it s nice to see it in print to help you get over your mental prejudices.I did find some of the chapters a little obvious reading children s books is a good way for beginners and intermediates in a language to break into literature Trouble is, the puzzle books and children s books referred to are not easily available outside Japan The chapter on readable numbers I found mildly interesting, but again, a bit pointless outside of Japan where you don t spend much time looking at Japanese phone numbers.It s a nice little book to have around to dip into if you are feeling stuck in a rut with your Japanese, as the style and presentation is highly original accessible, and it is refreshing compared to Japanese textbooks in general, but I would not put it at the top of your list of books to buy on the Japanese language I think that Murray has the ability to write are really definitive Japanese language book, and I look forward to seeing it at some point in the future

  5. tonberry1 tonberry1 says:

    This book has 14 chapters the 14th secret is just named as appendix where every chapter begins with few pages worth of motivation why should you do this Then there are few pages of examples, their vocabulary and a short quiz As this is a small book, that means that the content in each chapter is limited The idea of this book is like These are the 14 ideas you should do, now go and get the material from somewhere else I don t mind that The idea in each chapter is usually good one, although almost all of these should be obvious A secret is not a good word to describe the chapters.The bad part is, that the book isn t very well put together The target audience seems to be those who have completed basic text books for example the Genki series and are now trying out the real world The audience have likely learned at least the kana and a few hundred kanji But most of this book is written with western characters using the kind of romanisation which doesn t differentiate between ou and oo There are however some chapters which don t belong to the group and which actually do contain a lot of kanjis But instead of furigana they contain the lossy romanisation.My complaints may not sound like much, but the 2 stars come from the fact that these secrets could have been posted into one blog entry for free by almost any Japanese language student.

  6. m. dosa m. dosa says:

    first book i ,ve purchased to try and learn some japanese was attracted to it because it looks easier than some i looked at also the first thing i noted was karaoke which translated means empty orchestra also the ideal of using and rehashing a minimum number of words appeals

  7. Zack Davisson Zack Davisson says:

    13 Secrets for Speaking Fluent Japanese is an interesting, well put together book that makes a nice supplement when learning Japanese The use of Manga is appreciated, and the tone of the book is casual conversation The target skill level is intermediate or so Absolute beginners will find little value.The secrets are all fairly useful, but they are not quick solutions or shortcuts Each secret requires effort and study Some of the solutions are simple, like Read Manga in Japanese, whereas others are complicated like the idea of using synonyms when you can not remember the exact word Such as I feel like a train ran over my head rather than I feel hung over All in all, this book makes is a good addition to formal Japanese language learning Just don t expect to buy it and have everything suddenly click.

  8. Serafima Serafima says:

    After reading this book I found that Japanese language secrets are hard to discover, as a matter of fact nothing will help you if you don t study properly This book can a little bit introduce you to some of the things they don t teach in ordinary textbook, and some of the things listed give the plenty of room to disagree.