The Compact Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary

The Compact Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary

Based on the Revised Version of the Classic Edition by Andrew N. Nelson

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Blackwell North Amer
The Compact Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary is an abridged edition of the revised version, The New Nelson, of Dr. Andrew N. Nelson's The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary.
Most importantly, the task of looking up a main-entry kanji has been simplified with the introduction of the Universal Radical Index (URI). Character entries now can be readily found through not only the primary radical, but any radical in the character. The URI contains over 10,000 entries, making it the most thorough and reliable index available. Though created for the novice user, the URI system is beneficial to anyone frustrated by obscure radicals or difficult-to-remember "radical priorities."
The Compact Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary contains 3,068 main-entry characters, including all of the JIS level 1, Joyo Kanji and the Additional Kanji for Proper Names, and more than 30,000 character compounds. These characters and compounds are essential for everyday use.

Tuttle Pub
With the time-saving Universal Radical Index, this dictionary is perfect for students and business people.

"This new compilation offers many advantages…As an example of a book design, little more could be asked of this volume."—Harvard journal of Asiatic Studies

The Compact Nelson is an abridged edition of the revised New Nelson Dictionary, Dr. Andrew N. Nelson's award–winning classic work. An invaluable guide for learning Japanese, this book has the following features:
  • 3,068 main character entries and more than 30,000 character compounds—all the characters and compounds needed for everyday use.
  • The Universal Radical Index (URI) which permits the user to look up a character based not only on the main radical, but any radical found in the character. This is the most thorough and reliable index for novice users.
  • Cross–referencing with the Japan Industrial Standard (JIS) code and Morohashi's Dai Kanwa Jiten
Definitions have been modernized to reflect current usage and translation.Updated with additional characters, contemporary definitions, and an innovative radical index system, this revised editions sets new standards of excellence, easy–of–use, and reliability for Japanese language reference tools. This edition keeps pace with the evolution of the Japanese language and remains an indispensable tool for students and scholars of Japanese.

Publisher: Rutland, Vt. : Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1999
ISBN: 9780804820370
Characteristics: xi, 779 p. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Nelson, Andrew Nathaniel


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