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A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese (Routledge Frequency Dictionaries)

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    Yukio Tono(Author) Makoto Yamazaki(Author) Kikuo Maekawa(Author)

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A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language.

Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indices.

All entries in the frequency list feature the English equivalent and a sample sentence with English translation. The dictionary also contains 25 thematically organised lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics such as food, weather, occupations and leisure. Numerous bar charts are also included to highlight the phonetic and spelling variants across register.

A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese enables students of all levels to maximise their study of Japanese vocabulary in an efficient and engaging way. It is also an excellent resource for teachers of the language.

Yukio Tono is Professor at the Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

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  • By Guest on 18 June 2014

    The book explains in detail the thorough methodology used to compile the frequency list, and then provide a list of every word (including particles, endings, etc.) followed by one sentence to illustrate how each word is used, without providing grammar. My only complaint is the lack of furigana or any other pronunciation clues, which is the main flaw of the book. The whole books uses about 1700 kanjis, which is great for a solid fundation, but I wished they had done a book with more than 5000 words.

  • By Mr. J. Ian Press on 30 November 2013

    So far I find it marvellous. It is a serious work and will be fully useful to someone more advanced than I - basically, I would have appreciated furigana in the example sentences and something English-Japanese to help me build up my vocabulary more effectively. But it is wonderful and I will appreciate it properly pretty soon!

  • By David J. James on 22 June 2016

    I get on with this book but in order to know if it is for you or not you need to be aware of two things:1. There's no transliteration for the example sentences. In a book that would be really good for the learner that's a bit unhelpful. If you have a teacher then you need to use the book with the teacher, which is what I do, but my teacher doesn't get on with the point 2 below...2. The items are often split off as words in an arbitrary way. I kind of get it, but you cannot learn the grammatical roles of words just from the book, and so the book actually should only be attempted once you have already gine through grammar pretty fully with another source. This book's strength is in making sure you are au fait with the 5,000 words you are going to need most frequently when tackling the reading of Japanese.In my opinion the Publisher needs to produce an audio resource for the readings of the files. Routledge delighted us all by making the Colloquial series mp3s available on the net for free and something similar would also delight the fans of Routledge materials for the example sentences in this series also. I hope the Publisher will consider this option and if so I would be delighted to help locate good readers for some of the titles in the Polyglot community for them

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