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: 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

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.

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.

The Translator s Handbook

Author: Morry Sofer
Publisher: Schreiber Pub
ISBN: 9780884003243
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Since 1997, this translator's guide has been the worldwide leader in its field and has elicited high praise from some of the world's best translators. It has been fully updated in the 2006 edition.

Learning Japanese for Real

Author: Senko K. Maynard
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: OSU:32435083848176
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Concise descriptions of grammar, use, and genres make Learning Japanese for Real indispensable for adult learners of the language. The volume presents a holistic view of the knowledge required for proficiency in Japanese. Following introductory chapters on the language's background, sound system and scripts, word types, and grammatical categories, it introduces readers to simple then complex sentences. A chapter on emotive expressions contains highly useful entries on attitudinal adverbs, exclamatory phrases, interjections, and rhetorical questions--all of which carry emotive meanings. Learning Japanese for Real then goes beyond grammar to discuss how the language is used in interaction. The author discusses communication strategies such as requesting, apologizing, and inviting as well how to interact when participating in a conversation with behaviors such as hand signals, bowing, and nodding. She considers metaphor, tautology, puns, and the lingering effect of yojoo before addressing the organization of Japanese discourse, including the four-part organizational principle of ki-shoo-ten-ketsu and the structure of "staging." The final sections feature authentic examples of popular culture discourse from manga, television, advertising, magazines, and cell-phone novels and a host of practical suggestions (methods, tools, resources) for learning Japanese. Learning Japanese for Real will become an key source for Japanese language students during their elementary, intermediate, and advanced training. As an essential anthology of grammar, use, and genres of the Nihongo world, teachers of Japanese will also find it invaluable.

Author: 吉田正俊
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 4770027508
Release Date: 2001-07-13
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This dictionary comprises 16,000 entries representing the most commonly used words, and is illustrated with 50,000 sample sentences. All kanji include phonetic 'furigana' to enhance accurate pronunciation, along with guidance on grammar, syntax, style, pronunciation and common collations. Along with its sister volume (Kodansha's Furigana Dictionary: English-Japanese), this dictionary aims to be a standard and invaluable reference source for Japanese language students. It comprises 16,000 entries representing the most commonly used words,

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: UOM:39015046784917
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Best books

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ISBN: OSU:32435079290540
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language and languages