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Japanese Slang

by Maki Hayasaka

Japanese Slang is an urban dictionary for the digital generation!

Although Japanese culture is best known for its sense of formality and politeness, the Japanese are particularly fond of playing with language, in large part thanks to the versatility and nuance that their writing systems provide. This results in playful combinations of kanji, kana, and English, where conventional phrases are twisted wryly or turned entirely on their heads to cleverly capture the social attitudes of the time.

While most of the slang described here is a natural part of everyday speech, this dictionary doesn’t shy away from pejorative terms that unfortunately lurk around many online (and offline) spaces. After all, learning a language takes more than knowing how to politely ask about the weather: the real world is a whole lot messier than a classroom, and Japanese Slang will help you make sense of this raw language that lives in the wild.

Price: $4.99
Length: 211 pages
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Japanese Onomatopoeia

by Maki Hayasaka

Onomatopoeia is an important part of everyday Japanese, for both children and adults alike. For anyone aiming to master the language or to communicate like a native speaker, a good understanding of these lively and nuanced phrases is essential. To help you along, Japanese Onomatopoeia is a Japanese–English dictionary that provides a thorough listing of each expression in rōmaji and its conventional form in either hiragana or katakana.

Both giongo (“sound” words) and gitaigo (mimetic words) are covered in detail, with the full range of each word’s meanings listed for easy reference and study. This makes it a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in reading, writing, or speaking Japanese, and it will boost your studies that extra mile towards natural fluency.

Price: $3.99
Length: 165 pages
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Japanese Proverbs

by Maki Hayasaka

“A flower doesn’t speak.”

Japan is famous for the beauty of its culture and the modest grace of its people. In this collection of nearly 700 traditional proverbs, the very best of Japanese wisdom is on display, offering poignant, shrewd, and timeless insights into the human condition. Each proverb is provided in its original language, with hiragana, rōmaji, and English translations to unpack the wording and interpretations as faithfully as possible.

From love and fate to gender and spirituality, these age-old sayings cover every topic we face in life, with a humble, stoical, and nature-centered wit. For anyone with an interest in Japanese culture, don’t miss out on this window into the cultural thoughts of its people, from ancient times to the present.

Price: $4.99
Length: 227 pages
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Proverbs from Around the World!

by Alex Shepard

“A child without education is like a bird without wings.”

Proverbs from Around the World is a massive collection of over 5,500 beloved proverbs that originate from over 40 different countries. From England and Italy to Tibet and Japan, the wisdom and wit that each culture has passed down from one generation to the next has been carefully selected and translated for this brand-new compilation. So dive in and enrich yourself with thousands of funny, shrewd, and insightful observations on the journey of life!

Price: $3.99
Length: 330 pages
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Total Japanese Grammar

by Maki Hayasaka

Total Japanese Grammar is a complete guide for anyone wanting to learn Japanese. Every topic is carefully explained in simple language to build on your knowledge as you progress, with detailed examples and guided activities. From verb forms and particles to making requests and using conditionals, this self-study course is all you need to master the rules for both casual and polite Japanese. The guide is designed for quick reference to every rule and offers more than 120 different activities to reinforce your learning as comprehensively as possible.

The ebook version also includes the Total Japanese Grammar vocabulary builder with over 1200 important words and kanji to help you express yourself fluently in everyday life.

Price: $8.99
Length: 343 pages
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Easy English! All the Rules, Plain and Simple

by Alex Shepard

Easy English! is your key to writing with style and confidence.

Whether you need a slight refresher on getting your commas and colons right, or a step-by-step guide to help you tackle tricky hyphens in compound adjectives, Easy English! has got you covered!

Written as a concise guide and reference book, Easy English! breaks down all the important rules you need to know. With abundant examples along the way, it explains each aspect of punctuation in simple English, making it perfect for easy study. And at the end, a quiz with over 200 questions will help make sure you know how to craft a perfect sentence every time.

Price: $3.44
Save 25% over buying the two books in this series individually!

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Easy English! Adjectives & Adverbs

by Alex Shepard

Mixing up your adjectives and adverbs? Need a refresher on when to use comparative forms, how to avoid descriptions that twist your meaning, or what to do with compound adjectives? No problem! Easy English! Adjectives & Adverbs has got you covered!

Written as a concise guide and reference book, Adjectives & Adverbs breaks down all the important rues you need to know. With abundant examples along the way, it explains each rule in simple English, making it perfect for easy study. And at the end, a quiz that covers every chapter will help make sure you know how to craft a perfect sentence every time.

So use this guide to enrich your writing, and see how easy English can be!

Price: $2.29
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Easy English! Punctuation

by Alex Shepard

Easy English! Punctuation is your key to perfect writing.

Whether you need a slight refresher on getting your commas and colons right, or a step-by-step guide to help you tackle tricky hyphens in compound adjectives, Easy English! has got you covered!

Written as a concise guide and reference book, Easy English! Punctuation breaks down all the important rules you need to know. With abundant examples along the way, it explains each aspect of punctuation in simple English, making it perfect for easy study. And at the end, a quiz with over 100 questions will help make sure you know how to craft a perfect sentence every time.

So take control of your punctuation by seeing how easy English can be!

Price: $2.29
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