- Title: Kodansha's Furigana Japanese Dictionary
- Author: Kōdansha
- ISBN: 9784770024800
- Page: 486
- Format: Hardcover
A comprehensive, communicative, and practical guide to using Japanese, Kodansha s Furigana Japanese Dictionary is an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in the Japanese language It has been edited with the needs of English speaking users in mind, whether students, teachers, business people, or casual linguists, and special care has been taken at each stage of itsA comprehensive, communicative, and practical guide to using Japanese, Kodansha s Furigana Japanese Dictionary is an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in the Japanese language It has been edited with the needs of English speaking users in mind, whether students, teachers, business people, or casual linguists, and special care has been taken at each stage of its compilation including the selection of entry words and their equivalents, the wording of the detailed explanations of Japanese words, the choice of example sentences, and even its functional page design to maximize its usefulness What is furigana and why is it so important Furigana refers to the small kana that are printed above or alongside kanji to show their pronunciation 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 curricula 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 using such curricula will inevitably feel comfortable with a dictionary such as Kodansha s Furigana Japanese Dictionary, one that shows the pronunciation of kanji with a familiar and authentic kana script Combining Kodansha s Furigana Japanese English Dictionary 1995 and Kodansha s Furigana English Japanese Dictionary 1996 in one portable affordable, and user friendly volume, this dictionary has the following unique features o A basic vocabulary of 30,000 entries covers the most frequently used English and Japanese words o Special treatment has been given to hundreds of words, names, and phrases of special relevance to English speaking students of Japanese o Semantic and usage differences between Japanese words and expressions are explained in clear English o Thousands of example sentences and phrases illustrate how Japanese words are used in context o Special information is provided on verb conjugations, formality, and other aspects of Japanese grammar and usage
Recent Comments "Kodansha's Furigana Japanese Dictionary"
There's been this ongoing thread about works of literature composed under extreme formal constraints - star examples are La Disparition (French novel with no e's) and Eunoia (prose poem in five sections, each of which only uses one vowel). But it occurred to me today that a strong contender for the greatest such work in all world literature is the Japanese poem generally called the Iroha.For people who don't know it, the background is as follows. Japanese writing uses a complicated combination o [...]
A good, solid dictionary with a good selection of words and sample sentences. It served me well during 2 years of Japanese language study and a year of living in Japan.The binding, however, is rather weak for such a big book, and would not take abuse well. A good book to reference from home, not to travel with.
I've rarely not found a word in this dictionary, though at times some of the words are really obscure (like biological diseases and all). The examples really help, too, and besides the dictionary on the internet, I'd never use another dictionary for Japanese (besides the kanji one).
An excellent compliment to the Kanji guide.
Great book for studying Japanese!
Best dictionary ever
It's so weird to be adding a dictionary here to my "read" books but for review purposes - I love using this one. I prefer furigana to romaji any day and I don't remember not being able to find a word in this one. Also, it's not ginormous. The secret? Thin pages.
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