Kodansha's Romanized Japanese-English Dictionary

Kodansha's Romanized Japanese-English Dictionary

Book - 1993
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Provides definitions for sixteen thousand Japanese words, and includes sample sentences both in English and in romanized and standard Japanese script

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Based on The New World Japanese-English Dictionary for Juniors , a widely used dictionary for Japanese junior high school students, but substantially modified to meet the requirements of non-native speakers. Some 16,000 romanized Japanese words are listed in familiar alphabetical order so that even beginners with no knowledge of kanji or kana can use the dictionary. The words are also presented in standard Japanese script, and the definitions and sample sentences offer guidance on grammar, meaning, style, orthography, pronunciation, and punctuation. Nicely produced, and compact 5.5x7.5". Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
With a copy of Kodansha's Romanized Japanese-English Dictionary at hand - with its romanized entries, definitions, compounds, phrases, sample sentences, and three useful appendices - learners of Japanese now have an up-to-date and practical dictionary that they can depend on as they progress from beginner through intermediate to advanced level Japanese. Until now, even beginners have had to struggle with inadequate materials that require at least a basic command of kanji. And, learners at every level have all felt the need for a dictionary that is at once compact, comprehensive, and designed for their needs. Kodansha's Romanized Japanese-English Dictionary is unique for precisely this reason. Based on an established and widely-used dictionary for Japanese junior high school students, Romanized has been radically modified and expanded to meet the very special requirements of non-native learners. And because entries are romanized and listed in familiar alphabetical order, even the complete novice with no knowledge of kanji or kana will find this dictionary remarkably easy to use.
COMPREHENSIVE. All 16,000 informative and useful vocabulary items are presented in both romanized and standard Japanese script. Specially written definitions and a generous selection of sample sentences offer expert guidance on points of grammar, meaning, style, orthography, pronunciation, and punctuation. Foreign loan words, often ignored in other basic dictionaries, are given ample coverage and in-depth treatment. Concise and meaningful explanations clarify even the most troublesome cultural terms. Three clearly written appendices explain in detail such complicated areas as conjugating verbs and adjectives, counting, and articulating foreign place names in Japanese.
COMPACT. Kodansha's Romanized Japanese-English Dictionary is an easy-to-use reference work published in a portable and handy format. Convenient to carry in a shoulder-bag or briefcase, Romanized is the ideal choice for taking to class or on a business trip. Whether at home or the office, on a train or a plane, it is the perfect companion for today's student of modern spoken Japanese.

Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 1993
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9784770016034
Branch Call Number: 495.6321 VANCE
Characteristics: xxii, 666 pages ; 19 cm
Notes: "Based on the New world Japanese dictionary for juniors by Masatoshi Yoshida & Yoshikatsu Nakamura."
Based on: Chūgaku nyū warudo Wa-Ei jiten, 1990
English and Japanese


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