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The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary (Japanese for Busy People)

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The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary answers the urgent need for an easy-to-use kanji dictionary compact enough to be easily carried around, yet detailed enough to satisfy the practical needs of the beginning and intermediate learner.

Its basic goal is to give the learner a thorough understanding of kanji by providing instant access to a wealth of useful information on the meanings, readings, and compounds.

Normally, the learner must memorize numerous compounds as unrelated units. A unique feature of this dictionary that overcomes this difficulty is the core meaning, a concise keyword that defines the dominant sense of each character, followed by detailed character meanings and numerous compounds that clearly show how thousands of building blocks are combined to form countless compound words.

Another unique feature is the System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns (SKIP), an indexing system that enables the user to locate characters as quickly and as accurately as in alphabetical dictionaries.

Modern linguistic theory has been effectively integrated with sophisticated information technology to produce the most useful kanji learner's dictionary ever compiled. For the first time, learners have at their fingertips a wealth of information that is linguistically accurate, easy to use, and carefully adapted to their practical needs.

Features:

  • 2,230 entry characters, including all the kanji in the Joyo and Jinmei Kanji lists
  • 41,000 senses for 31,300 words and word elements show how each character contributes to the meanings of compounds
  • 1,200 homophones with core meanings explain differences between closely related characters
  • 386 variant forms used in prewar literature and in names
  • 1,945 stroke order diagrams show you how to write each kanji stroke by stroke
  • 7,200 character readings, including name readings
  • Over 2,000 cross-references and five appendixes give instant access to a mass of useful reference data
A totally new system-not found in any other dictionary gives you an indepth understanding of kanji. Many unique features make this dictionary a powerful learning tool.

This is the only kanji learner's dictionary that:

  • Provides a revolutionary lookup method (SKIP) for locating entries as quickly as in alphabetical dictionaries
  • Offers a choice of five lookup methods and three indices that give even the complete beginner instant access to any entry
  • Includes frequency statistics published in July 1998 on the basis of a massive corpus of 55 million characters
  • Covers all high-frequency compounds based on the official statistics compiled by the National Language Research Institute
  • Includes all kanji compounds appearing in the popular Japanese Achievement Test
  • Gives core meanings, a powerful learning aid that provides an instant grasp of a character's fundamental concept
  • Gives precise character meanings that show how thousands of building blocks are combined to generate countless compounds
  • Lists meanings in a logical order that allows them to be perceived as an integrated whole
  • Is extremely user friendly and visually attractive
  • Has a labeling system that gives full guidance on style and usage

Synopsis:

This dictionary contains the 2000 kanji and 24,000 kanji compounds necessary to understand contemporary Japanese. Characters that correspond to core meanings are highlighted in red for easy reference. They are then followed by character meanings that illustrate how these characters are combined.

Synopsis:

The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary answers the urgent need for an easy-to-use kanji dictionary compact enough to be easily carried around, yet detailed enough to satisfy the practical needs of the beginning and intermediate learner.

Its basic goal is to give the learner a thorough understanding of kanji by providing instant access to a wealth of useful information on the meanings, readings, and compounds. Normally, the learner must memorize numerous compounds as unrelated units. A unique feature of this dictionary that overcomes this difficulty is the core meaning, a concise keyword that defines the dominant sense of each character, followed by detailed character meanings and numerous compounds that clearly show how thousands of building blocks are combined to form countless compound words.

Another unique feature is the System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns (SKIP), an indexing system that enables the user to locate characters as quickly and as accurately as in alphabetical dictionaries.

Modern linguistic theory has been effectively integrated with sophisticated information technology to produce the most useful kanji learner's dictionary ever compiled. For the first time, learners have at their fingertips a wealth of information that is linguistically accurate, easy to use, and carefully adapted to their practical needs.

FEATURES

o 2,230 entry characters, including all the kanji in the Joyo and Jinmei Kanji lists

o 41,000 senses for 31,300 words and word elements show how each character contributes to the meanings of compounds

o 1,200 homophones with core meanings explain differences between closely related characters

o 386 variant forms used in prewar literature and in names

o 1,945 stroke order diagrams show you how to write each kanji stroke by stroke

o 7,200 character readings, including name readings

o Over 2,000 cross-references and five appendixes give instant access to a mass of useful reference data

Synopsis:

The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary answers the urgent need for an easy-to-use kanji dictionary compact enough to be easily carried around, yet detailed enough to satisfy the practical needs of the beginning and intermediate learner.

Its basic goal is to give the learner a thorough understanding of kanji by providing instant access to a wealth of useful information on the meanings, readings, and compounds. Normally, the learner must memorize numerous compounds as unrelated units. A unique feature of this dictionary that overcomes this difficulty is the core meaning, a concise keyword that defines the dominant sense of each character, followed by detailed character meanings and numerous compounds that clearly show how thousands of building blocks are combined to form countless compound words.

Another unique feature is the System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns (SKIP), an indexing system that enables the user to locate characters as quickly and as accurately as in alphabetical dictionaries.

Modern linguistic theory has been effectively integrated with sophisticated information technology to produce the most useful kanji learner's dictionary ever compiled. For the first time, learners have at their fingertips a wealth of information that is linguistically accurate, easy to use, and carefully adapted to their practical needs.

FEATURES

o 2,230 entry characters, including all the kanji in the Joyo and Jinmei Kanji lists

o 41,000 senses for 31,300 words and word elements show how each character contributes to the meanings of compounds

o 1,200 homophones with core meanings explain differences between closely related characters

o 386 variant forms used in prewar literature and in names

o 1,945 stroke order diagrams show you how to write each kanji stroke by stroke

o 7,200 character readings, including name readings

o Over 2,000 cross-references and five appendixes give instant access to a mass of useful reference data

Product Details

ISBN:
9784770028556
Editor:
Halpern, Jack
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Editor:
Halpern, Jack
Author:
Halpern, Jack
Author:
null, Jack
Location:
Tokyo
Subject:
General
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
Reference | Bilingual Dictionaries | Japanese
Subject:
Reference - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Series:
Japanese for Busy People
Series Volume:
v. 20
Publication Date:
20020201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 halftones, line drawings, maps
Pages:
1008
Dimensions:
5.2 x 7.1 x 1.7 in 1.694 lb

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Product details 1008 pages Kodansha International (JPN) - English 9784770028556 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This dictionary contains the 2000 kanji and 24,000 kanji compounds necessary to understand contemporary Japanese. Characters that correspond to core meanings are highlighted in red for easy reference. They are then followed by character meanings that illustrate how these characters are combined.
"Synopsis" by , The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary answers the urgent need for an easy-to-use kanji dictionary compact enough to be easily carried around, yet detailed enough to satisfy the practical needs of the beginning and intermediate learner.

Its basic goal is to give the learner a thorough understanding of kanji by providing instant access to a wealth of useful information on the meanings, readings, and compounds. Normally, the learner must memorize numerous compounds as unrelated units. A unique feature of this dictionary that overcomes this difficulty is the core meaning, a concise keyword that defines the dominant sense of each character, followed by detailed character meanings and numerous compounds that clearly show how thousands of building blocks are combined to form countless compound words.

Another unique feature is the System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns (SKIP), an indexing system that enables the user to locate characters as quickly and as accurately as in alphabetical dictionaries.

Modern linguistic theory has been effectively integrated with sophisticated information technology to produce the most useful kanji learner's dictionary ever compiled. For the first time, learners have at their fingertips a wealth of information that is linguistically accurate, easy to use, and carefully adapted to their practical needs.

FEATURES

o 2,230 entry characters, including all the kanji in the Joyo and Jinmei Kanji lists

o 41,000 senses for 31,300 words and word elements show how each character contributes to the meanings of compounds

o 1,200 homophones with core meanings explain differences between closely related characters

o 386 variant forms used in prewar literature and in names

o 1,945 stroke order diagrams show you how to write each kanji stroke by stroke

o 7,200 character readings, including name readings

o Over 2,000 cross-references and five appendixes give instant access to a mass of useful reference data

"Synopsis" by , The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary answers the urgent need for an easy-to-use kanji dictionary compact enough to be easily carried around, yet detailed enough to satisfy the practical needs of the beginning and intermediate learner.

Its basic goal is to give the learner a thorough understanding of kanji by providing instant access to a wealth of useful information on the meanings, readings, and compounds. Normally, the learner must memorize numerous compounds as unrelated units. A unique feature of this dictionary that overcomes this difficulty is the core meaning, a concise keyword that defines the dominant sense of each character, followed by detailed character meanings and numerous compounds that clearly show how thousands of building blocks are combined to form countless compound words.

Another unique feature is the System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns (SKIP), an indexing system that enables the user to locate characters as quickly and as accurately as in alphabetical dictionaries.

Modern linguistic theory has been effectively integrated with sophisticated information technology to produce the most useful kanji learner's dictionary ever compiled. For the first time, learners have at their fingertips a wealth of information that is linguistically accurate, easy to use, and carefully adapted to their practical needs.

FEATURES

o 2,230 entry characters, including all the kanji in the Joyo and Jinmei Kanji lists

o 41,000 senses for 31,300 words and word elements show how each character contributes to the meanings of compounds

o 1,200 homophones with core meanings explain differences between closely related characters

o 386 variant forms used in prewar literature and in names

o 1,945 stroke order diagrams show you how to write each kanji stroke by stroke

o 7,200 character readings, including name readings

o Over 2,000 cross-references and five appendixes give instant access to a mass of useful reference data

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