Ron Martino wrote:
> I'm in search of a decent Japanese-English/English-Japanese dictionary,
> though I'll buy two separate volumes if I need to. What I want is the
> Japanese portions in both kana and kanji, not romaji; i.e. if I want to
> look up 'eigakan', I want to be able to look under the kana for 'e',
> find the appropriate word, have the kanji shown, then the English
> definition of 'movie theater'. Going the other way, I want to be able to
> look up 'movie theater' and be shown both the kanji and the kana
> pronunciation. Having the words used in sentences and the like would be
> nice, but not necessary. Does something like this exist, or am I
> destined for disappointment?
The Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary - Second Edition
organized like this, although I am not certain if it has an
equivalent. The one I have is softcover, in a cardboard sleeve. Got it
years ago, they may be on Third or Fourth Edition by now.
Also, there is a two-volume set published by Kodansha, compiled by
which is laid out this way; it's not quite as comprehensive, but I've
a great deal of mileage out of the set - I've had them for more than 10
and they are so tattered now that I am lucky I was able to get this
off the covers. Not sure of the availability of this currently.
You should have decent luck with anything put out by a Japanese
publisher for a
Japanese market, since native speakers are not very likely to think in
No experience with the electronic ones, unfortunately, having been poor
about as long as I've been studying Japanese. :P
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