Kodansha s Furigana English Japanese Dictionary

Author: Masatoshi Yoshida
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568365063
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A comprehensive, communicative, and practical guide to using Japanese, Kodansha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary is an invaluable reference tool for anyone with an interest in the Japanese language. It has been edited with the needs of English-speaking users in mind students, teachers, business people, and casual linguists. What is furigana and why is it so important? Furigana refers to the small kana that are printed above or alongside kanji to show the pronunciation of the Chinese character. 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 curriculums 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 studying under such curriculums will inevitably feel more comfortable with a dictionary such as Kodansha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary, one that shows the pronunciation of kanji with familiar and authentic kana script. FEATURES o More than 14,000 entries comprising the most commonly used words in English o Furigana pronunciation guides added to all kanji o Semantic and usage differences between Japanese words and expressions explained clearly in English o Thousands of full-length example sentences illustrate typical usage in natural Japanese o Idioms, phrases, and common expressions help expand vocabulary and sentence building skills o Many encyclopedic entries offer useful background information on Japanese history and culture o Includes many current terms such as artificial intelligence and internet o Hundreds of scientific and medical terms with full Japanese equivalents With its sister publication, Kodansha's Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary, this dictionary makes the perfect reference for all students of Japanese. The two books are combined in Kodansha's Furigana Japanese Dictionary.

Kodansha s Furigana Japanese Dictionary

Author: Yoshikatsu Nakamura
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568364571
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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 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 more 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

Author: Peter Sharpe
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: STANFORD:36105128357980
Release Date: 2006-03-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Containing high-frequency English words with Japanese equivalents, technical terms, new words, and vocabulary related to Japanese culture, this book presents interjections, idioms, and phrasal verbs. It includes entries on Japanese usage, and grammar appendices / key verb declensions. Furigana superscript is used to indicate kanji pronunciation. The fruit of 15 years of research, this remarkable book contains all of the words needed for daily and even sophisticated conversation, as great care has gone into the selection of the entry words and their meanings.

Pocket Kenkyusha Japanese Dictionary

Author: Shigeru Takebayashi
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198607482
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The Pocket Kenkyusha Japanese Dictionary is an essential reference for any English-speaker learning Japanese, whether they're studying the language at school or university, or learning it on their own. It offers detailed coverage of Japanese vocabulary, giving headwords and examples in both romanized and script form, along with thousands of examples that help you find the translation you need quickly and easily. Translations for each entry are clear and concise, and offer guidance on grammar and usage, with slang, formal, and derogatory terms clearly marked. Additional supplements include a guide to grammar; help with pronunciation, numbers, and days of the week; and cultural information, covering topics such as the government, political parties, and historical periods of Japan.Readership: An essential reference for all English-speakers learning Japanese, whether they're at school, university, or teaching themselves the language.

Author: 神谷妙子
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770029837
Release Date: 2005-09-27
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Chapters are organised by communicative function. Each presents several Japanese sentence patterns side-by-side with English equivalents (in the form of simple example sentences). The English equivalents are meant to give the English-speaking learner a clear idea of how the Japanese sentence pattern is actually used. Following each Japanese pattern and English equivalent is an explanation of the Japanese grammar, which gives the reader the necessary information to generate sentences using the pattern introduced. Example sentences in English and Japanese follow. There is also a

All About Particles

Author: Naoko Chino
Publisher: Kodansha USA
ISBN: 9784770050120
Release Date: 2010-08-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Students of Japanese are familiar with the term "particle," and realize that they, like English prepositions, require a special effort to master. This handbook provides all the information one would need on these tricky units of grammar. All About Particles covers more than 70 particles those that are used regularly as well as those used less frequently in more than 200 uses. The book can be approached as a guiding textbook and studied from beginning to end. It is as a reference book, however, that All About Particles shines. It is light and easy to carry, slim enough to fit into the corner of a shoulder bag, and concise enough to quickly clarify particle-related questions. It is a priceless tool for any serious student of Japanese. In its previous incarnation as a part of the Power Japanese Series, ISBN 978-0-87011-954-5, and sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide.

Dictionaries An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography

Author: Rufus Gouws
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110238136
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The basis for this additional volume are the three volumes of the handbooks Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (HSK 5.1–5.3), published between 1989 and 1991. An updating has been perceived as an important desideratum for a considerable time. In the present Supplementary Volume the premises and subjects of HSK 5.1–5.3 are complemented by new articles that take account of the practice-internal and theoretical developments of the last 15 years. Special attention has been given to the following topics: the status and function of lexicographic reference works, the history of lexicography, the theory of lexicography, lexicographic processes, lexicographic training and lexicographic institutions, new metalexicographic methods, electronic and, especially, computer-assisted lexicography.

Author: Mark Spahn
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804820589
Release Date: 1996-04-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Contains over 47,000 character compounds and a radical-based reference, as well as an on/kun radical index and a radical "overview" list

Author: John H. Haig
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804820368
Release Date: 1997-09-15
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary is a complete revision of The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary, published by the Charles E. Tuttle Company in 1962. Long the foremost Japanese-English character dictionary, adopted by Japanese-study programs around the world and used at all levels of Japanese-language study, the "Nelson", as it is familiarly called, has been enhanced in this edition with several key changes. • The Universal Radical Index, an important advance on traditional character indices, has been created as a handy appendix that enables users to search for any main-entry character from any of its component radicals. • The cross-referencing system bas been expanded to include the Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) code number for each main-entry character, as well as the main-entry, character's reference number in Morohashi's Dai Kanwa Jiten. • Over 1,200 characters have been added and more than 2,000 new on-kun entries included. • Definitions have been modernized to reflect current usage and translation. Updated with additional characters, contemporary definitions, and an innovative radical index system, this revised edition sets new standards of excellence, ease-of-use, and reliability for Japanese-language reference tools. In this edition, The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary keeps pace with the evolution of the Japanese language and remains an indispensable tool for students and scholars of the Japanese language.

Japan To 1600

Author: William Wayne Farris
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824833794
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Japan to 1600 surveys Japanese historical development from the first evidence of human habitation in the archipelago to the consolidation of political power under the Tokugawa shogunate at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The book focuses on continuity and change in social and economic structures, although it does not ignore the political and cultural. Most chapters begin with an outline of political developments, and cultural phenomena--particularly religious beliefs--are also taken into account. --From publisher's description.

Author: 吉田正俊
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 4770024800
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This combined dictionary contains 30,000 entries covering commonly used English and Japanese words and expressions. Guidance is offered on grammar, meaning, orthography, pronunciation and punctuation. It also includes furigana transcription over each kanji and example sentences, idoms and phrases. 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,

Area Bibliography of Japan

Author: Ria Koopmans-de Bruijn
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810833743
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

Provides a general overview of literature relating to Japan and covers a broad range of subject matter, from art, feminism, and linguistics, to corporate culture, history, and medicine. Includes books published since 1980 that are related to the geographical area of Japan and to Japanese culture within that area.

Author: 茅野直子
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 4770027656
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A reference to the use and function of Japanese verbs for students of all levels. It has been categorized in a variety of ways so as to render verb conjugations, functions and meanings clear to all levels of ability. It offers examples of use in English, romanized and full Japanese script. A reference to the use and function of Japanese verbs for students of all levels. It has been categorized in a variety of ways so as to render verb conjugations, functions and meanings clear to all levels of ability. It offers examples of use in English, romanized and full Japanese script,

The Global Translator s Handbook

Author: Morry Sofer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781589797598
Release Date: 2012-12-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A practical guide to translation as a profession, this book provides everything translators need to know, from digital equipment to translation techniques, dictionaries in over seventy languages, and sources of translation work. It is the premier sourcebook for all linguists, used by both beginners and veterans, and its predecessor, The Translator s Handbook, has been praised by some of the world s leading translators, such as Gregory Rabassa and Marina Orellana."