This book is ideal for learners of Japanese as a second language who want to communicate more effectively and also for learners of English who know Japanese.
This book lists 9,039 core Japanese words with English equivalents. Main entries are in Romanized Japanese syllables followed by . Kana (Japanese alphabet) with Kanji (Chinese characters), if applicable. Next, in the same line, parts of speech label, and the entry's English equivalents.
ga 蛾(が) [n.] moth
gachō ガチョウ [n.] goose
gafu 画布(がふ) [n.] canvas
gai 害(がい) [n.] harm
gai no nai 害(がい)のない [a.] harmless
gaiaku 害悪(がいあく) [n.] mischief
Japanese is written with three different scripts: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese character). Typical Japanese words are written with Hiragana and Chinese characters. Chinese characters should be used since almost 90% of the language derives from Chinese characters. Katakana is usually used to write foreign words other than Chinese.