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Japanese is a language spoken by over 140 million people, in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities around the world. It is an agglutinative language and is distinguished by a complex system of honorifics reflecting the hierarchical nature of Japanese society, with verb forms and particular vocabulary to indicate the relative status of speaker and listener. The sound inventory of Japanese is relatively small, and has a lexically distinct pitch-accent system. The Japanese language is written with a combination of three different types of scripts: Chinese characters called kanji , and two syllabic scripts made up of modified Chinese characters, hiragana and katakana .A vast number of words were borrowed from Chinese, or created from Chinese models, over a period of at least 1,500 years. Since the late 19th century, Japanese has borrowed a considerable number of words from Indo-European languages, primarily English The Latin alphabet, rōmaji , is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos, advertising, and when inputting Japanese into a computer. Western style Arabic numerals are generally used for numbers, but traditional Sino-Japanese numerals are also commonplace. Japanese vocabulary has been heavily influenced by loans from other languages. A vast number of words were borrowed from Chinese, or created from Chinese models, over a period of at least 1,500 years. Since the late 19th century, Japanese has borrowed a considerable number of words from Indo-European languages, primarily English. Because of the special trade relationship between Japan and first Portugal in the 16th century, and then mainly Holland in the 17th century, Portuguese and Dutch have also been influential.

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Japanese for Dummies 3 Audio CDs and booklet. Learn to speak Japanese

Japanese for Dummies 3 Audio CDs and booklet. Learn to speak Japanese

Learn to speak Japanese on the go!

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Learn to speak Japanese while you drive- 4 Audio CDs

Learn to speak Japanese while you drive- 4 Audio CDs

Now anyone can learn a foreign language while commuting to work, running errands, or even taking a trip with the family

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Teach Yourself Japanese - 2CDs and Illustrated Book - AudioBook CD

Teach Yourself Japanese - 2CDs and Illustrated Book - AudioBook CD

Learn to speak and read Japanese

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Japanese Phrasebook - Lonely Planet

Japanese Phrasebook - Lonely Planet

with 3500 word two way dictionary

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Pimsleur Conversational Japanese - Audio Book 8 CD - Discount -  Learn to Speak Japanese

Pimsleur Conversational Japanese - Audio Book 8 CD - Discount - Learn to Speak Japanese

HEAR IT, LEARN IT, SPEAK IT

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Pimsleur Basic Japanese - Audio Book 5 CD -Discount-Learn to Speak Japanese

Pimsleur Basic Japanese - Audio Book 5 CD -Discount-Learn to Speak Japanese

HEAR IT, LEARN IT, SPEAK IT

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Instant Immersion Japanese - 8 Audio CDs NEW -Learn to speak Japanese

Instant Immersion Japanese - 8 Audio CDs NEW -Learn to speak Japanese

Audio only - 8 Audio CDs

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Pimsleur Comprehensive Japanese Level 1 - Discount - Audio 16 CD

Pimsleur Comprehensive Japanese Level 1 - Discount - Audio 16 CD

Totally Audio - Learn Japanese with the Pimsleur Method with 30 Lessons over 16 CDs

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