Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Kodanshas Romanized Japanese-English Dictionary Paperback – Mar 26 2002


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, Mar 26 2002
CDN$ 179.20 CDN$ 50.54



Product Details

  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International; New edition edition (March 26 2002)
  • Language: Japanese
  • ISBN-10: 4770027532
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770027535
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 2.8 x 13 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 581 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,558,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Timothy Vance is a Kodansha International author.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

By A Customer on April 17 2002
Format: Paperback Bunko
Satisfaction with many other Kodansha books led me to this dictionary. True to my expectations, I found it to be very easy to use. Even though it is compact, it contains an impressive array of words and the explanations are as clear as they are concise. This dictionary fully deserves the praise it gets from the Yomiuri and Asahi news services. I love it!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 8 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Accent included in this excellent dictionary Nov. 22 2008
By Eric Justice - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've been looking for a Japanese dictionary that includes pronunciation (pitch accent) and this is the only one I've found. I already had the furigana version, which is also a good choice, but unfortunately that one doesn't include the accent.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Terrific study aid Dec 6 2011
By Remo Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The Kodansha Romanized Japanese-English dictionary is the right size and right resource for the beginner but serious student of Japanese. The entries are concise and provide very helpful sentence structures that reinforce the overall grammatical context.
As a matter of fact, this is my second copy of the dictionary. I keep one at work where I study my Japanese during breaks and keep the second one at home for home study!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
the best compact J-E dictionary around! April 17 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Bunko
Satisfaction with many other Kodansha books led me to this dictionary. True to my expectations, I found it to be very easy to use. Even though it is compact, it contains an impressive array of words and the explanations are as clear as they are concise. This dictionary fully deserves the praise it gets from the Yomiuri and Asahi news services. I love it!
This dictionary is the BEST! July 22 2012
By Janet Prentice - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am SO impressed with this dictionary!

It lists Japanese words in romaji, then gives the meaning in both English and Japanese characters. Then it gives examples, as sentences or phrases (often multiple examples), written in romaji, English and Japanese characters. The examples are brilliant for building your understanding of sentence structure, grammar and useful expressions.

You also get antonyms and various explanatory notes, and the romaji words are marked to indicate pronounciation.

As an aside, the paper that my copy of the dictionary is printed on feels beautiful to the touch--it's high quality. I really have nothing but praise for every aspect of this dictionary!

My only regret is that there isn't a reverse version (English to Japanese).
One Of The Very Best (If Not The Best)! Feb. 16 2014
By William F. Flanigan Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If your are studying/learning conversational Japanese (and/or trying to email messages in romanized Japanese), you will be hard pressed to find a better reference guide. This dictionary is not for the beginner (or anyone casually interested in just memorizing/speaking “canned” Japanese phrases), but will prove to be extremely valuable after a year or so of dealing with conversational Japanese. In addition to extensive, but easy to follow definitions, there are numerous illustrative sentences (in romanized Japanese and English) showing word usage. They are there to tutor you (and, of course, expand your skills) in a user-friendly manner. An expensive book, but well worth it! The gold standard in this market, so far. WILLIAM FLANIGAN, PhD.


Feedback