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Kodansha's Furigana Japanese Dictionary

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 740 pages
Published October 31st 1999 by Kodansha
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Oct 01, 2010 Manny rated it really liked it
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
Oct 21, 2007 Krillia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: japanese language students
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.
Oct 27, 2008 Desclian rated it really liked it
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...).
Apr 28, 2008 Jim rated it it was amazing
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An excellent compliment to the Kanji guide.
Mar 17, 2010 Becky rated it it was amazing
Great book for studying Japanese!
Dec 28, 2011 Wing rated it it was amazing
Best dictionary ever
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