The Oxford-Duden Pictorial Japanese & English Dictionary

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John Pheby, Akito Miyamoto
Oxford University Press, 1997 - Reference - 864 pages
"The Oxford-Duden Pictorial Japanese & English Dictionary provides parallel English and Japanese word-lists containing 28,000 items for each language. Based on the premise that pictures can more clearly convey certain kinds of information, the dictionary presents a list of vocabulary relating to a subject together with a picture illustrating that subject. Each double-page spread links the words by number to the picture situation drawn from everyday life. Approximately 384 sections cover a broad range of subjects in the fields of science, medicine, technology, industry, commerce, and arts and leisure, including astronomy, automobiles, swimming, supermarkets, nuclear energy, and much more. Both English and Japanese vocabulary appear on the same page for easy use. It also provides fully alphabetized indexes in both languages which refer the reader not only to the various subjects and contexts in which a word is used but also to the correct translation and vocabulary of an entire subject." --Publisher description.

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this is an older publication but it is useless for learners of japanese. why dictionaires are
claimed to be bilingual when in the case of japanese the publishers use kanji which then entails
second dictionary. it is so frustrating and time-consuming. and this particular dictionary is extrememly euro-centric. try finding out the names of popular fish in japan and their english equivalents - or
edible vegetables that do not appear on a german menu. i don't criticize the text for all the
out of date illustrations of telecommunications and computers and such - but it is so euro-centric it is
ridiculous. no rice paddy production illustrations, no silk worm raising, no shellfish fishing - no TUNA!!!!
having the pictures and then forcing the english language user to tehn go to a kanji dictionary - why not just pulbish lists of words utterly monolingual - not to be bought at any cost

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