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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 18,000 core Japanese words with English equivalents. Main entries are in Romanized Japanese in boldface type alphabetically with Kana (Japanese alphabet) and Kanji (Chinese characters), if any. Next, in the same line, parts of speech label, and the entry’s English equivalents with stressed syllables* in boldface type followed by standard American English pronunciation. Underline is used to discern Kanji in a word contains both Kana and Kanji.
kūki 空気 [n.] air [eər]
kūkino 空気の [a.] airy [eəri]
kūkino yōna 空気のような [a.] ethereal [iθiəriəl]
kūkio nuku 空気を抜く [v.] deflate [difleit]
kukkī クッキー [n.] cookie [kuki]
kyō'on 強音 [n.] accent [æksent]
Japanese is written with three different scripts: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese characters). Typical Japanese words are written with Hiragana andChinese 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. Apostrophe (‘) is used to pronounce each syllable separately with a shorter break between them in this book.