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PimsleurJapanese I-III
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Portable (6)
  • It works (5)
  • Fun (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (6)
  • Business/work (5)
  • Fun (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business person (5), Student (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Satisfied

By David

from Kobe, Japan

About Me Business person

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement

    Comments about Japanese Phases 1-3:

    I live in Japan and need to learn the words for every day conversation. I really enjoy this product. Expensive, but worth it.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great product

    By DDR

    from New Brunswick

    About Me Business person, Student

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Japanese I-III:

    I am self-training to become an interperater.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Useful from Day 1

    By I Think I'm Turning Japanese

    from Tokyo

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • I Never See A Word

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Japanese Phases 1-3:

    From day 1 I was able to implement what I was learning. I didn't realize that my pronunciation would be so dead on even though I never see a word printed. Repetition is the key.

     
    4.0

    Great product, one suggestion though

    By Ryan

    from Florida

    About Me Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • No Vocabulary Guide

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Japanese Phases 1-3:

    This is a great jump into a language you don't know. The intuition and ear for the language you gain from pimsleur is unprecedented. I'm not even done with the first phase yet but I already feel confident in several scenarios.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I understand pimsleurs approach as being solely listening and speaking. I do not think there should be any read along. However it would be extremely beneficial having a guide to new vocabulary words. There are some words that even slowed down and said syllable for syllable that are hard to understand. With a guide with new words only you can really grasp what they are saying. Pimsleur should not write out sentences or anything, new words only and a reccomendation to use it only when absolutely neccasary.

     
    4.0

    Definitely Recommended

    By Code Monkey

    from Huntsville, AL

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement

      Comments about Japanese Phases 1-3:

      My wife and I have had an easy time picking up on the Japanese language and sentence structure, thanks to the construction of the language lessons. I have already recommended Pimsleur courses to several friends because of my experience!

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