It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Japanese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Japan for a short time and want an Japanese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, than this thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book is for you. The idea of Instant Japanese is simple-learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author, De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in Japanese. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Japanese phrasebook: Meet people. Go shopping. Ask directions. Ride the subway. Order food and drinks.