12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Kodansha's Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary (Paperback)
I, like many other people learning Japanese, am constantly confronted by Romanji (Japanese written in English characters) the problem is that this doesn't allow you to really progress with your learning as it is an 'easier option', if you have learned how to read/write in Japanese then books written in romanji are a step backwards.
Finally, a dictionary written in Furigana (Hiragana/Katakana the small characters written beside or above Kanji characters to help you pronounce them) this gives you great practise in reading Japanese and reinforces your knowledge of Japanese characters and the way that their alphabet is written.
In order to use and make the most of this dictionary, you must be able to read Hiragana/Katakana which is actually REALLY easy even for complete beginners !
Definitely worth buying, I've only had this book for about 2 months and it's already very worn because I reffer to it so often. Learning Japanese ? ~ you NEED this dictionary !!!