- Paperback: 190 pages
- Publisher: Random House USA Inc; Poc Blg edition (1 May 1997)
- Language: English, Japanese
- ISBN-10: 0679780017
- ISBN-13: 978-0679780014
- Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 3.6 x 21.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,902,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Japanese-English / English-Japanese Dictionary Paperback – 1 May 1997
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With over 50,000 entries, this book should cover most words that a beginner or intermediate learner will encounter.
As a beginner in Japanese, I have found the romanised Japanese very helpful. But even better, as I am beginning to learn to read the Japanese characters, the Kanji included next to each translation makes this book even more useful at the next level.
It even contains a Romanji/Hiragana/Katakana syllable chart at the start as a handy reference for all level of learners.
I would recommend this book to any beginner who has yet to find a decent dictionary and to intermediate learners who are looking for extra resource material.
The book is supposed to have 50 000 entries and contains a brief grammar and kana tables. Occasionally, you can't make out all the strokes of a Kanji due to small print, but these are very few. Almost all are clearly readable.
I am quite a beginner in Japanese, but for my my purposes, this book is perfectly fine.
It also tells you how the word is spelt in english and so you can practicepronuncing it. With over 5,000 entries i recommend this book for anyonewanting to learn some basic japanese. I will also be taking this book wheni plan my visit for Japan ^_^
Once I finally get around to memorising Hiragana, then this dictionary will fall out of use, as I will not need the romanisation - but until then, its a winner.
The dictionary contains some very useful pronunciation guides, notes on accent, and some brief information regarding the kana scripts and Kanji, for those of you completely new to the language.
It is reasonably upto date, and has been one of my most useful purchases so far in Japan! Highly recommended for beginners of Japanese.
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shipped fast, easy to use book, im in the first year of japanese and this is a life saviourPublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
a very handy book it even has some everyday phrases to help in different situationsPublished on 8 July 2013 by Tomas perkins