Up-to-date in content, beautifully illustrated with color photos, packed with bilingual lists of vital words and phrases, and overflowing with helpful travel advice, this book is a perfect take-along for both business and vacation travelers to Japan. Page edges are color-tipped--a different color for each section--so that on-the-go travelers can refer to any one of 17 separate general topics and find the information they're looking for in a hurry. Color-coded topics include:
Intended for beginning students of Japanese at the university level, it is for use in the classroom as well as for self study. It's unique, and effective way of teaching through observing real-life conversations takes a fun approach to learning the language that will motivate independent and non-vocational learners.
A travel phrasebook for anyone planning a trip to Japan, this pocket-sized paperback includes all the essential words and phrases for every traveler. Even experienced speakers will benefit from the detailed cultural and travel-specific knowledge, and first-time speakers will find it easy to pick up the key words and phrases they need to get by. Easy to browse and easy to carry, it will travel with you wherever you go and give you language help at your fingertips.Part of the DK Eyewitness Travel Guides Phrase Book series. These pocket dictionaries give business and vacation travelers everything they need for a smooth, successful trip. Organized by subject, they help the traveler quickly find the vocabulary relevant to any situation, whether transportation, hotels, meals, shopping, post offices and banks, sports, or health care, and the phrasebook and glossary are accompanied by a pronunciation guide. At the end of each guide book is a 2,000-word mini-dictionary.
Together, these updated volumes incorporate all 410 kanji required for the AP exam, along with practice questions. Each lesson helps you master a new group of kanji, with either an etymology or a memory aid offered to give students a basis for understanding and memorizing the kanji systematically and correctly.
"The authors have succeeded in the purpose of making it as easy as possible to look up the readings and meanings of Japanese words written in Chinese characters." --The Modern Language LibraryThe purpose of this Learner's Kanji Dictionary is to offer a handy and easy-to-use Japanese language tool to look up the readings and meanings of Japanese words and names written with Chinese characters (kanji). Each kanji entry is presented in extra-large form, with its strokes labeled in order by small numbers 1, 2, 3, ... positioned at the beginning of each stroke to show how the kanji is to be written. Handwritten pen and variant forms of the kanji are also given, along with its general structure and graphemes. This dictionary is a concise version of the more comprehensive Kanji Dictionary. In all, this Japanese dictionary lists the most important 2,882 characters and 12,073 multi-character compounds, including all 1,945 Joyo Kanji decree for general use plus all 284 Jinmei-yo Kanji sanctioned for use in given names. In addition, the most frequently used approximately 700 surnames and 600 given names have been added. One feature that makes this dictionary particularly useful for a beginner, or anyone else wishing to learn Japanese, is that every compound is listed under each of its characters. This multiple listing makes it possible to look up a compound under whichever of its characters is quickest to find, and it is a big help in deciphering sloppy handwriting or a blurred copy. Entries are arranged according to a radical--based lookup system of the same type used in virtually all character dictionaries, but with improvements that make it particularly easy to learn and use. And with the alphabetically arranged index of kanji readings at the back of the dictionary, the user can look up a character via any of its known readings (or look up a compound via any of the readings of any of its characters), without having to determine radicals or count strokes. This handy character dictionary includes:
- 2,882 character entries and 12,073 compounds.
- Character entries are according to the system of 79 Radicals.
- English-Japanese and Japanese-English Sections
- Information about writing, form, structure, etc. of each of the characters.
- Approximately 700 surnames and 600 given names.
- An alphabetical pronunciation index.