Langenscheidt's Pocket Japanese Dictionary: Japanese-English English-Japanese (Pocket Dictionary)
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Langenscheidt's Pocket Japanese Dictionary: Japanese-English English-Japanese (Pocket Dictionary)

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Langenscheidt Pockets are the best value in the business. Value priced, durable, and easily portable, Pockets come in a full range of languages. Select from our best-selling line of bilingual dictionaries, plus a growing assortment of English language reference titles and foreign language grammar guides.Langenscheidt Pockets are one of the best-selling lines of bilingual d...more
Paperback, 666 pages
Published June 28th 1998 by Langenscheidt Pub Inc (first published June 1998)
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Jun 28, 2007 Kevin rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No One
Shelves: japanese
This dictionary is one of the absolute WORST Japanese-English English-Japanese dictionaries on the market.

Many words are misspelled, horribly misspelled, as the publisher (usually a very astute language publisher) routinely omits hirigana from the words or phrases. This winds up with Block Kanji contractions that could mislead you by making different word combinations.

While Japanese uses Kanji, Japanese is NOT Chinese -- and as such, the elimination of hirigana for the sake of space causes serio...more
May 24, 2007 Rose rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Introductory students of Japanese
Shelves: japan, languages
I used this when first moving to Japan in 1998 and it was indispensable in making sense of everyday life until I got a basic foundation in the Japanese language. Every once in a long time I still use it now, almost ten years later, but it's mostly a good tool for people just starting out in Japanese. For more advanced dictionary needs I highly recommend Jim Breen's WWWJDIC on the web (
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