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The two chief differences ,okugo noticed are that Daijisen has color pictures while Daijirin uses line drawings – a rather obvious difference – and that the example sentences and phrases in Daijisen kpkugo more often typical of the contemporary language rather than citations from classical literature.

Like the other Sanseidou dictionaries, this one has a strong contemporary emphasis and shows the influence of its late editor’s renowned citation collecting. Gally, Tom 26 Mar Finding the funny examples takes time and patience.

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I can only assume that this editorial capitulation was the result of inadequate scholarly consensus on how to determine the origins of Japanese words.

The one area where this dictionary excels is in its pictures. Mine has nothing like that. The headwords are listed according to the old orthography and katakana is used in the definitions where hiragana would be used today.

Although the large single-volume dictionaries are the best general references on the Japanese language, their weight and bulk make them unwieldy and unportable.

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Vol 2 No 2 Among its advertised features: Even the English glosses, though quite well done, are too skimpy to make this book much use as a Japanese-English dictionary. While not as convenient for finding unknown kanji as the kan-ei dictionaries, this supplement at last provides readers of Japanese with the ability to look up all words – including those with unknown readings – in a single dictionary.

Often the information I needed could be found in Daijirin. In addition to providing a general definition of a word, this editor sometimes added personal commentaries reflecting his experience and philosophy, making the otherwise bland definitions an enjoyable and at times philosophical reading.


Modeled at least in part on the great multivolume dictionaries of Europe, it includes historical citations of word usages, dialect and pronunciation information, and notes on putative etymologies. Many traditional Japanese dictionaries copy usage examples from earlier dictionaries, often taken from Classical Japanese language sources. In terms of kanji, there is a nice mode where you can look up characters by stroke count though apparently not by radical which is my preferenceand each Kanji shows animated stroke order and has links to some related words though I wish there was more links and related words.

All decisions regarding layout and distribution of the work are in hands of the publisher. But how often is one in an environment where they have no internet these days? In the list of citations the same authors and titles appear frequently – in the post-Meiji period, for example, the names Natsume Souseki and Mori Ougai crop up again and again – and the list of main works consulted, published in a slim separate pamphlet, extends to a mere dozen pages.

It may be a major drawback for those of you who are at an earlier stage in your studies, however. This five-volume work is one of the major prewar kokugo dictionaries. During that time, though, I found that sometimes I would be unsatisfied with the definitions in Koujien or the word I was looking for wouldn’t even be listed. The last volume includes two useful indexes, one of all of the jukugo in the dictionary arranged by stroke count of the first kanji and the other of the jukugo listed by modern pronunciation.

They are clear and attractive, and they make the book a pleasure for casual browsing. Jisho ga konna ni omoshirokute ii kashira: The lexicography of English. This Japanese language reference work has frequently undergone revisions and republications.

While it preserves most of his quirks, it also makes many changes, especially the addition of a large number of foreign borrowings, a section of the Japanese vocabulary that Yamada may not have been fond of.

They revealed the idiosyncratic nature of many dictionary definitions written by Yamada. I haven’t done a systematic check, but I have noticed that I am less annoyed by unhelpful definitions than I was with the fourth edition.


This dictionary seems in many ways a clone of Daijirin. That is awesome that your dictionary includes stroke order animations. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. By the time he died, he had recorded some 1, usage example cards. This latter book focuses on miten fifth edition, which seems to have been prepared after Yamada’s death.

Visited times, 1 visits today. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of kokugo dictionaries in print, ranging in size from huge multivolume works for scholars and language kokuto to small pocket-sized books of negligible scope and use. The smaller dictionaries usually emphasize the contemporary language and exclude archaisms, so it is sometimes possible to find more complete definitions or more appropriate examples in these than in the larger works.

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Though the Oxford English Dictionary, the closest counterpart to this dictionary in English, has been criticized for giving too much weight to the works of Shakespeare, this dictionary seems to give even more emphasis to certain canonical works. According to Sanseido, all the editions have collectively sold over 19, copies. Abstract For second-language learners, monolingual dictionaries can be useful tools because they often provide more detailed explanations of meanings and more extensive vocabulary coverage than bilingual dictionaries do.

Daigenkai was revised after the war and is still in print in a one-volume edition, but it was largely superceded by Ookugo and other later dictionaries. Another frustration is in the etymologies.

If I was really desperate, I could have just paid the high cost to use internet on the plane, though that would have exceeded the cost of this dictionary to use it for more than a few minutes. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. While learners of English have access to many kokuugo dictionaries designed specifically to meet their needs, learners of Japanese must make do with Kokugo dictionaries, that is, monolingual dictionaries intended for native Japanese speakers.

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