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,

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

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.

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: 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.

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.

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: 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,

Oxford Japanese Mini Dictionary

Author:
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199560851
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This new edition of the Oxford Japanese Mini Dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of essential day-to-day vocabulary for both Japanese and English, with over 15,000 words and phrases, and 20,000 translations. Now with a brand-new phrasefinder, this dictionary is the ideal companion for travel and quick reference. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today. A new easy-to-use phrasefinder gives you superfast access to the words and expressions you need for everday situations: shopping, travelling, asking for directions, or finding a place to stay. The conversion charts for distance, weights and measures, and clothing and shoe sizes make travelling abroad easier than ever before. There is also additional help on grammar points including tricky issues regarding particles, numbers, counters, and dates. This is a compact and portable dictionary ideal for holiday makers, and travellers, learners, and business people.

Kodansha s Hiragana Workbook

Author: Anne Matsumoto Stewart
Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 1568364415
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Beginner-level students wishing to read Japanese need to learn hiragana, the most basic of three Japanese scripts, used for writing words of native origin. Kodansha's Hiragana Workbook is an all-new, streamlined workbook designed precisely for such students. It introduces all aspects of the script-reading, writing, and pronunciation--in a fun, accessible format, packed with illustrations and exercises. One page each is devoted to the 46 basic characters. These include instructions for character formation and space to practice writing, as well as a selection of vocabulary for further reading and writing. The vocabulary are all commonly used words that students can put to immediate use in conversation; and their readings--pronounced by a professional voice actor--are available as free downloads from the Net. Frequent review pages allow students to test their understanding of the hiragana at various stages. The appendixes offer additional practice exercises, as well as grids for playing hiragana Battleship and Bingo. There are also 120 pull-out flashcards for playing Memory, Scrabble, and other games.

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