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Kodansha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Kodansha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Masatoshi Yoshida(Author) Yoshikatsu Nakamura(Author)

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A comprehensive, communicative, and practical guide to using Japanese, Kodansha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary is an invaluable reference tool for anyone with an interest in the Japanese language. It has been edited with the needs of English-speaking users in mind students, teachers, business people, and casual linguists.
What is furigana and why is it so important?
Furigana refers to the small kana that are printed above or alongside kanji to show the pronunciation of the Chinese character. With furigana superscripts, the beginner who is familiar with hiragana and katakana is able to read even the most difficult and obscure kanji at a glance. Other dictionaries either provide little or no guide to kanji readings or romanize some or all of the Japanese words and sentences. In the past, romanized dictionaries were of some value to students using textbooks that contained no Japanese script. Now, however, an increasing number of influential curriculums around the world are based on a rationale and methodology that demands the introduction of hiragana and katakana from the earliest stages. Learners and their teachers studying under such curriculums will inevitably feel more comfortable with a dictionary such as Kodansha's FuriganaEnglish-Japanese Dictionary, one that shows the pronunciation of kanji with familiar and authentic kana script.
o More than 14,000 entries comprising the most commonly used words in English
o Furigana pronunciation guides added to all kanji
o Semantic and usage differences between Japanese words and expressions explained clearly in English
o Thousands of full-length example sentences illustrate typical usage in natural Japanese
o Idioms, phrases, and common expressions help expand vocabulary and sentence building skills
o Many encyclopedic entries offer useful background information on Japanese history and culture
o Includes many current terms such as artificial intelligence and internet
o Hundreds of scientific and medical terms with full Japanese equivalents
With its sister publication, Kodansha's Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary, this dictionary makes the perfect reference for all students of Japanese. The two books are combined in Kodansha's Furigana Japanese Dictionary.
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  • By Sammr on 2 July 2010

    Provides good translations of all necessary vocabulary, however, be aware that it is only English to Japanese and not the other way around, I made this mistake when looking for a cheaper version of the one that does both. It would actually be much cheaper to buy the dictionary that does both, if thats what you are looking for. Nonetheless almost essential for someone learning Japanese, it also does some common phrases which is useful

  • By 1124star on 16 May 2012

    I accidentally purchased this exclusively english to japanese dictionary when I intended to by one containing english to japanese AND vice versa. However this was not a problem - I just purchased to other dictionary aswell. Very easy to use and has a wide range of words and useful tips. the furigana (kana symbols above the kanji) is incredibly useful for an intermediate like me (I'm english but am learning japanese)Very useful for my studies and I will make good use of it.

  • By Allan on 5 August 2015

    After looking around for a comprehensive Japanese dictionary I'm happy with this choice. The only reason I drop a star is i just wish the font size was slightly bigger as it can be a bit of a strain on the eyes.It's also worth grabbing the Japanese-English version also in my opinion, whilst you can buy both in one book I imagine it's easier for quick reference having two smaller books and it doesn't cost a lot more.

  • By Alonso on 30 September 2015

    A very fine study aid for the European learner.

  • By Stephen on 8 March 2015


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