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This book is ideal for learners of Japanese as a second language who want to communicate more effectively and also for learners of English who know Japanese.
This book lists approximately 17,000 core Japanese words with English equivalents. Main entries are in Kana (Japanese alphabet) alphabetically with Chinese characters, if any. Next, in the same line, parts of speech label, and the entry’s English equivalents with standard American English pronunciation.
いと 意図 [n] intention [intenʃən]
いと 糸 [n] thread [θred]
いど 緯度 [n] latitude [lætətyu:d]
いど 井戸 [n] well [wel]
いどう 移動 [n] movement [mu:vmənt]
Japanese is written with three different scripts: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese character). Typical Japanese words are written with Hiragana and Chinese characters. Chinese characters must be used since almost 90% of the language derives from Chinese characters. Katakana is usually used to write foreign words other than Chinese.