Lesson 2: Useful Expressions

Communication Tips

You would probably be shocked when you come to Japan and realize that the most people don't speak English.

The main reason is that what they learn in school is mostly grammatical rules and they are not trained to use it for the actual communication.

If your Japanese doesn't work, you can try to speak in English simply and slowly. Or people would understand more if you write it down on a paper.

The good news is that many nouns especially for the name of foods or drinks are English (with a bit different pronunciation). The basic rules you learn in this course plus some extra vocabulary should work pretty well.

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