The Modern English-Nihongo Dictionary
Kodansha International Ltd
The Modern English-Nihongo Dictionary is an invaluable new reference tool -- a dictionary designed to help students of the Japanese language learn through the familiar thought processes of native English speakers.All 6,000-plus entries -- selected from the most frequently used English vocabulary -- are followed by Japanese equivalents in both standard Japanese with furigana pronunciation guides and roman characters. At least one sample sentence or phrase accompanies the majority of the entries, all of which appear in English and in both standard and romanized Japanese. Where appropriate, a detailed explanation of related Japanese words and kanji compounds has been added to encourage greater fluency.Much more than a bilingual lexicon, The Modem English-Nihongo Dictionary includes over 1,000 mini kanji guides, hundreds of notes on Japanese culture and tradition, and a generous helping of essential information regarding differences between Japanese and English in meaning or usage.Students at all levels of Japanese proficiency will hail this innovative new dictionary with relief, as a welcome aid in the study of a difficult language.