Random House Japanese-English/English-Japanese Dictionary

By Seigo Nakao
(Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345405487, 688pp.)

Publication Date: June 1996

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RANDOM HOUSE
JAPANESE-ENGLISH
ENGLISH-JAPANESE
DICTIONARY
RELIABLE, DETAILED, AND UP-TO-DATE
* More than 50,000 entries, including the most common meanings
* Two sections, Japanese-English and English-Japanese
* All entries, from A to Z, in a single alphabetical listing
* Japanese terms shown in romanized Japanese and standard Japanese characters
* Hundreds of new words, including eizu (AIDS) and nyuryoku (computer input)
* Thousands of idioms, phrases, and common expressions illustrate typical usage
* Includes Japanese cultural items, such as yobiko (cram school), and gives source of foreign borrowings, such as nyusu (news)
* American English spelling and vocabulary
* Extensive use of explanatory glosses to specify precise meaning and assure appropriate translation




About the Author
Nakao is Assistant Professor of Japanese studies at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Born in Nagasaki, Japan, he has taught in Japan and in New York City.
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