Random House Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary

Random House Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary

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* More than 50,000 entries, including the most common meanings
* Two sections, Japanese-English and English-Japanese
* All entries, from A to Z, in a single alphabetical listing
* Japanese terms shown in romanized Japanese and standard Japanese characters
* Hundreds of new words, including eizu (AIDS) and nyuryoku (computer input)
* Thousands of idioms, phrases, and common expressions illustrate typical usage
* Includes Japanese cultural items, such as yobiko (cram school), and gives source of foreign borrowings, such as nyusu (news)
* American English spelling and vocabulary
* Extensive use of explanatory glosses to specify precise meaning and assure appropriate translation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345405487
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/30/1996
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 137,962
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Seigo Nakao is the head of Japanese Studies at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

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Random House Japanese-English, English-Japanese Dictionary 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This dictionary is very comprehensive. The Japanese words are written in both their kanji/kana as well as the romaji for pronunciation. For the amount of entries it contains, it's very compact. The more complex kanji are a bit difficult to see If your eyesight isn't impressive, perhaps a small magnifying glass is a good idea if you wish to see all the details. If you're mostly interested in the pronunciation/romaji, however, this is a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This dictionary is simple enough for any beginner but still very useful for anyone. Highly reccomended! You probably won't find a much better dictionary for less than $20.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best value for the money. buy it. it has romaji, kanji, hiragana and katakana. i'm on my third copy because i use it all the time. the author is a genius.
Guest More than 1 year ago
so good for english too. very much for my friends helped. i now much english know. english friend speak better japanese with this book too!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is awsome! It helps peoples that have no knowledge of Japanese whatever to learn A LOT easily. I know more Japanese than i did now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This dictionary is a great way to become familiar with the pronunciation, writing and different meanings of any and almost all words in the english language! If you plant to go to japan, like I do in a few years, this dictoinary is for you!!
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Kein_Yuki More than 1 year ago
I'm in a Japanese class at school this book has helped me learn a few new words and helped translate things I didn't know.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not like this dictionary at all. Most the time when I go to find a word I'm looking for, I can't find it. I have to go online to find it instead. This is not for those who are looking for Japanese words before English words if you know what I mean.