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Overview Now completely updated, this bestselling Japanese dictionary in a handy traveler's size includes thousands of entries that emphasize the most commonly used words in both Japanese and English, as well as Japanese idioms.
Publishers Description This best-selling Japanese dictionary in the handy traveler's size has now been completely revised and updated. Thousands of entries emphasize the most commonly used words in both Japanese and English including Japanese and English idioms. Complete with romanized and kanji forms of Japanese words, it includes a guide to Japanese pronunciation and the Japanese phonetic writing system. Originally published as Yohan English-Japanese/Japanese-English Dictionary.
Citations And Professional Reviews Webster's New World Compact Japanese Dictionary: Japanese/Engish-English/Japanese by Webster, Fujhiko Kaneda & Bruce Rogers has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Rec Ref Bks in Paperback - 01/01/2000 page 174
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Studio: Webster's New World
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 2.5" Height: 4.75" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jul 11, 1997
Publisher Webster's New World
ISBN 0028617266 ISBN13 9780028617268 UPC 021898617262
Availability 0 units.
More About Webster, Fujhiko Kaneda & Bruce Rogers
Allen Webster currently teaches Business Statistics and Economics at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois after many years at Eastern Kentucky University. He has also taught at the University of Kentucky in both statistics and economics. His Ph.D. is in Economics from Florida State University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Webster's New World Compact Japanese Dictionary: Japanese/Engish-English/Japanese?
Very limited Jul 17, 2006
Actually more like 2.5 stars. Plusses: While organized by English alphabetical order, it gives kanji or kana as well. Minuses: Just not enough; not enough subdefinitions, not enough usage notes, and big time not enough words. I bought this because it was compact and I thought good for travel, but the place I'm living (in Japan) has the Oxford mini-dictionary, which is smaller in size and much more comprehensive. I've read other reviews and am going to check out the Langenscheidt too.
A word to the wise: The name Webster's, cannot be copyrighted, and thus is no guarantee of quality. I got burned on this one.
It's a dictionary but... Nov 29, 2005
I took this thing with me on a trip to Japan...and found it to be totally useless. Of the ~60 words I looked up, I actually found 2... What a joke.
not recommended Mar 3, 2005
this dictionary does not even have the most basic words such as "mouth". it's a joke! i'm demanding my money back from Webster.
Simple but complete Dec 30, 2004
Very useful if you are not used to look for words in kana. Easy to carry and complete for a basic use. Very recommendable for beginners.
This dictionary not recommended. Aug 31, 2003
I have a degree in Japanese Studies, and have, in the past, instructed introductory Japanese. A friend of mine, to whom I am teaching some Japanese, got this dictionary. I was appalled at how many very basic words did not have entries in this dictionary. Simple words, like "koko" (which means "here") were missing. Many of the missing words that I had her trying to look up were so basic that when she first told me that the words were not in her dictionary, I thought she had just missed them, until I looked, myself, and verified their absence. If you are trying to learn Japanese, I suggest you choose another dictionary.