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You're no idiot, of course. Neither is the team of memory and linguistics experts who have designed the world's most effective foreign language self-study course. International travelers, students, and business people can now learn to converse in a new language in less than half the time they expect.

The Complete Idiot's Guide language audio programs are guaranteed to work for beginners, as a refresher course, and even with those who have been frustrated in other attempts to learn a foreign language. You can start learning today.

Make the most of your language lesson with this pdf of vocabulary words, dialogues, and Japanese characters.
©2004 Oasis Audio LLC

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  • Marty
  • Los Gatos, CA, USA
  • 09-20-05

Not helpful

I've tried several language programs for French, German, Japanese, and Spanish. This was one of the worst. The phrases don't stick in your mind. A string of words is thrown out in Japanese with no breakout of individual words. I found a couple of other Japanes language tapes far more helpful.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Joan
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 09-04-05

The COmplete Idiot's Guide to Japanese--idiotic!

I found this to be nearly useless--I would have been completely lost if I hadn't listened to Pimsleur's Japanese instructions tapes first. The only parts that were useful were the numbers and seasons--I couldn't make much sense of the other lessons. This is definitely NOT and introductory guide; there is no review of what you have learned, no way to listen & repeat the phrases, the translations come afterwards, and I found the organization very difficult to follow.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Jay
  • VersaillesFrance
  • 11-01-05

The Complete Idiot for purchasing this

Just don't do it. Terrible unproductive format for learning. The complete suit's guide to vaguely recognising a similar sounding sentence and responding with a random expression like a goon.

aka B0RK!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful