- Hardcover: 1178 pages
- Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd; Bilingual edition (3 May 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4770018088
- ISBN-13: 978-4770018083
- Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 4.8 x 13.7 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,545,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Kodansha's Communicative English-Japanese Dictionary: Nihongo Gakushau Ei-Wa Jiten Hardcover – 3 May 2006
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About the Author
Peter Sharpe was born in Plymouth, England. A graduate of Exeter University, where he earned an MA and a Ph.D. in linguistics, he has lived in Japan for more than 15 years. Presently he is a professor of linguistics at Takushoku University in Tokyo.
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So, I think it would be more of a compliment to an existing Japanese reference library than a stand alone guide to learning the language as most dictionaries should be.The best books I came across to increase my ability were "A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar" and "A Dictionary of Intermmidiate Japanese Grammar". There's also an advanced level but I'm not there yet. The differences in grammar between English and Japanese are enormous so I found these books to be amazingly helpful in getting me up to speed.
Bottomline: This dictionary is meant to help you improve your speaking by way of sentence examples.If you read it , study it, it will help you be able to communicate better. It's not meant to be search for meanings of words like an actual dictionary for translation but more of focusing on communicating.