Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 September 2013

2128 Pages | 53 pages in 2/C, 6 lookup methods, 3 indexes, appendixes

5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781568364087

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The Kodansha Kanji Dictionary

Editor in Chief: Jack Halpern and Foreword by Shigeko Miyazaki

A Publication of Kodansha USA

  • The System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns (SKIP)-a revolutionary method of looking up kanji based on their geometrical patterns
  • A total of six lookup methods and three indexes allow even beginners to locate entries quickly and with little effort
  • Core meanings, or concise keywords that provide a clear grasp of the dominant senses of each character-an extremely useful feature
  • 5,458 entry characters-1,037 more than in the previous edition-including all the kanji that advanced learners are likely to encounter
  • 65,500 senses for 49,000 words and word elements show how each character contributes to the meanings of compounds
  • 5,630 synonym articles detail the similarities and differences between related characters, and 716 usage notes clarify common homophones
  • 4,421 character forms, with a thorough treatment of nonstandard forms
  • 13,200 character readings, including Chinese readings and readings used only in names
  • 2,136 stroke-order diagrams provide step-by-step instruction on how to write each of the Joyo Kanji
  • 13 appendixes introduce a mass of invaluable kanji-related information

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