The Kanji Dictionary
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Kanji Dictionary by Mark Spahn
Book DescriptionThe acknowledged authority on Japanese Kanji, The Kanji Dicitonary makes written Japanese more accessible than ever before and is an absolutely vital tool for anyone seeking to learn Japanese at an intermediate or advanced level. This is the only kanji dictionary of its kind to employ a revolutionary multiple reference compound system. Every kanji compound, a word or phrase made up of two or more characters, is listed under each of its components characters. This unique, time saving feature makes finding compounds fast and easy. Entries are arranged according to a radical based reference system, similar to that used in most other dictionaries, but is has been simplified to make it easier to learn and use. Also, the comprehensive on/kun readings index and handy radical "overview lists" provide further means to find an entry. The focus of this reference work is kanji compounds, and the more than 47,000 entries in the main text include the most common and most important terms and expressions currently in use. The addition of newly coined terms, particularly those in new technical fields, is another key feature. Features over 47,000 entries with an emphasis on current expressions. Arranged for search from any kanji in a compound. Contains a complete on/kun (Chinese/Japanese) reading index. Includes and easy to use radical guide. Provides appendices of counters, historical periods, common Japanese surnames, etc. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780804820585
(228mm x 152mm x 84mm)
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Spahn
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Learner's Kanji Dictionary, Paperback (March 2004)
Based on the 'Kanji Dictionary', this portable dictionary is designed specially for students of the Japanese language. It provides the same system and multi-compound reference system as found in the 'Kanji Dictionary'. An added feature is an index by stroke count, invaluable to all beginners.
Guide to Writing Kanji & Kana, Paperback (August 2003)
This guide provides a systematic approach to learning how to write Japanese characters. A useful volume for self-learners and beginners in Japanese, it teaches the correct writing of kanji and kana.
Kanji and Kana, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Mark Spahn
This guide provides the information needed to master the basic characters and the syllybaries of Japanaese. A list of 284 extra kanji used in names is also included.
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Author Biography - Mark Spahn
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 Publishing) and The Kanji Dictionary (Tuttle Publishing).
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