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Title:
Kodansha's elementary Kanji dictionary
Publication Information:
Tōkyō : Kōdansha Intānashonaru, 2001.
Physical Description:
xxviii, 542 pages ; 19 cm
General Note:
Previously published as "Kodansha's pocket Kanji guide", which is an abridgment of the "Kodansha's compact Kanji guide".
Language:
Japanese
ISBN:
9784770027528
UPC:
9784770027528
Format :
Book

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This is a comprehensive dictionary featuring the 1006 core kanji characters as determined by Japan's Ministry of Education. In addition to these characters, the dictionary also contains over 10,000 compound characters. Japanese is written with hiragana and katakana two sets of phonetic characters that represent all the sounds used in the spoken language and kanji, the Chinese characters for words that contain meaning. For students, learning kanji is frequently the most difficult obstacle in mastering an otherwise straightforward language, as the number of kanji