The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary, Hardback

The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary Hardback

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The New Nelson is a quite handy kanji dictionary; lookup is possible via the classical radical + stroke count method, where the radical can be found either via number reference (tables included, also another set of tables with only top/bottom/left/right/enclosing radicals) as well as by stroke count.A great bonus especially for beginners is that it offers a "unified radical index", which lists all kanji including any given radical, whether or not it is the primary radical.Also included are instructions how to find radicals, some background information on them, kana systems, historical tables (names of dynasties etc), (foreign) geographical names, a list of the joyo kanji and an on-kun index (romanized index of all readings).

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Slightly user-unfriendly compared to the second edition. The additional indices in the back make reading look up more difficult.