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Japanese Reference

The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary
Andrew N. Nelson; revised by John H. Haig
The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary is the first major revision of Andrew N. Nelson's classic edition, with a focus on technical language in particular. It features more than 1,200 additional characters, with over 2,000 new readings entries included in the on-kun pronunciation index. the New Nelson has also added a significant advance: the Universal Radical Index. With over 32,000 entries, it simplifies the task of finding a kanji character by its often difficult-to-distinguish primary radical. Main-entry characters can now be accessed by identifying any radical within the character using this remarkable reference tool. This updated cross-referencing system includes references to Morohashi's Dai Kanwa Jiten, the JIS code, and sequential Nelson numbers for each character. Expanded, revised, and updated, the New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary sets new standards for reliability and ease-of-use in the field of Japanese language reference materials. 1,616 pages. Hardcover. Shipping weight 3 lbs.

The Oxford Picture Dictionary for Japanese-English
Pictures convey meaning more clearly than words alone. The Oxford English/Japanese Picture Dictionary presents over 3,600 words in both English and Japanese, clearly depicted on 168 pages of full-color, contextualized illustrations. Vocabulary is introduced within 140 topics, which range from basics as food, clothing, and shelter to more specific topics such as the space program, occupations, and sports. An English index includes all the vocabulary words with a clear, easy-to-follow pronunciation guide. A second index in Japanese is also included. The dictionary can be used at all levels, by all ages, to teach all language skills. With the components, it provides a complete language development program. It's an invaluable resource every student and teacher needs to have. 3,600 words and color pictures, 140 topics (fruits, anatomy, geography, etc.). Cassettes, transparencies, and workbooks available.
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Basic Japanese-English Dictionary
Specially designed for English-speakers in the early stages of learning Japanese, this dictionary is invaluable for anyone visiting Japan or working to establish business or cultural links with Japanese people. It includes some 3000 entries, with headwords in Roman script arranged alphabetically, and standard Japanese scripts shown alongside. The English translations are given with American spellings. As well as providing basic meanings and grammatical information, the entries also distinguish senses, list compounds, and set out examples and idiomatic expressions. A system of cross-references enables the reader to trace words of contrasting or related meaning, and notes on usage are provided where necessary. By Oxford Press and the Japan Foundation.

Barron's Japanese Idioms
Approximately 2000 Japanese idioms are spelled phonetically (romaji), followed by the Japanese characters and the English translation. Sample sentences are presented. Previously published as 2001 Japanese Idioms.

Kanji & Kana
This 432-page paperback features information on basic characters (kanji) and syllabries (kana). Wolfgang Hadamitzky is a librarian of the East Asia section of the Berlin State Library. He has worked in Oslo and Tokyo on the staff of the German Cultural Institute (Goethe Institute). Mark Spahn has a background in mathematics, engineering, and computer science. He has worked in Japan as a teacher, computer magazine writer, programmer, and translator. He presently resides in the United States, where he is active as a translator and consultant. Other titles by the same authors include A Guide to Writing Kanji and Kana (Tuttle) and The Kanji Dictionary

Making Out in Japanese
Learn to speak the colloquial language the Japanese really use. This text has now been newly revised to be even more helpful as a guide to the modern Japanese spoken in everyday interactions - giving access to colourful colloquial expressions. The books in the Making Out series are fun and accessible guides to languages as they're spoken on the street. These classic phrase books have been updated and expanded for use in informal situations such as bars, parties, or anywhere else one needs to know slang to survive! The books also now feature phrases written in their native script as well as in English, so the book can be shown to the person you are trying to communicate with. With transcriptions revised for easier pronunciation and numerous notes on points of language use and culture., these helpful books will have you making out in no time! Softcover.
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501 Japanese Verbs
The most commonly used Japanese verbs are presented with English translations, one to a page, completely conjugated, and transliterated into the Roman alphabet. A special section fully explains all details of Japanese pronunciation. For quick and easy reference, there is an alphabetical English-to-Japanese verb index, as well as a second index that lists Japanese verbs by their gerund form. New in this edition are hundreds of examples of verbs used in sentences, complete with English translation. There are also quizzes and drills in verb usage with answers and explanations. Language students are introduced to formality and deference levels that are part of correct Japanese verb usage. This book makes an excellent supplement to a main textbook in any introductory Japanese language course.

Foreign Language Cassette Bibles in 21 Languages
Experience the New Testament in your choice of 21 different languages! Each New Testament Bible is narrated by a popular celebrity or spiritual leader chosen for a rich, full voice, style, and love for the gospel. Each of these recordings is a treasure of inspiration and literary understanding. 12-16 cassettes per version, packaged in a colorful volume.