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by Akemi Kobayashi,Nao'omi Kuratani

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ISBN: 4050518058
ISBN13: 978-4050518050
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Foreign Language Study & Reference
Author: Akemi Kobayashi,Nao'omi Kuratani
Language: English
Publisher: Gakken Co Ltd ,Japan (1982)
Pages: 492 pages
ePUB size: 1674 kb
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Rating: 4.7
Votes: 442
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I bought a used one and it's well worth the couple of bucks :) But kanji are listed in order of frequency so you can't directly look up words by stroke order. There's a stroke count index in the back but you'll have to wade through all the kanji with the same stroke count. Since "New Dict Of Kanji Usage" was published in 1982 ... kanji order is different from the frequency list in Kodansha's Kanji Learner's dictionary. Font is easy-to-read but it's not the "best" kanji dict as another reviewer stated.
I bought this as a present for my son who is beginning his fourth year of Japanese. The book is an amazing reference for the study of Kanji (1 character = 1 word). For each of the 2000 entries, it shows you stroke order, the pieces that make up the character (woman + home = happiness), other words that use similar base pieces, and characters that may be confused with this one. It is well layed out and easy to read. I was very impressed.
I have been studying Japanese for over 15 years. This book is by far my favorite and I have been through 4 copies (they wear out since I use them so much).

You won't go wrong with this dictionary!
The book is designed perfectly: characters are listed by number of strokes, in alphabetical order (Japanese and English), and frequency of use. Graphically, it's easy on the eyes. If you are learning Japanese and don't buy this book you are making a huge mistake. Another book to buy is "Read Japanese Today". Together, these books will give you the best start possible.