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Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet
Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary

SKU #: pg57800


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Japanese Phrasebook
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Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Japanese phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Get to know your sushi from your sake, enjoy an elaborate tea ceremony with its centuries'-old conventions, and find your way elaborate transit maps; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!

(Looking for an auditory guide to pronunciations? Check out Lonely Planet's Japanese Phrasebook & Audio CD.)


  • Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings
  • Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder
  • Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips
  • Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary
  • Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology
  • Meet friends with conversation starter phrases
  • Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides
  • Inside Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary:
  • Full-colour throughout
  • User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories
  • Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues
  • Convenient features:
  • 5 Phrases to Learn Before You Go
  • 10 Ways to Start a Sentence
  • 10 Phrases to Sound like a Local
  • Listen For - phrases you may hear
  • Look For - phrases you may see on signs
  • Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases
  • Q&A - suggested answers to questions asked
  • Covers:
  • Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules
  • Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transport
  • Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather
  • Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions
  • Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients


AuthorsWritten and researched by Lonely Planet, Yoshi Abe and Keiko Hagiwara
Paperback272 pages
Dimensions3.7 x 5.5 x 0.5 in

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