By Yukio Tono

A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is a useful instrument for all rookies of jap, offering an inventory of the 5,000 most typically used phrases within the language.

Based on a100 million notice corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and information texts in present use, the dictionary offers the person with a close frequency-based checklist, in addition to alphabetical and part-of-speech indices.

All entries within the frequency record characteristic the English identical and a pattern sentence with English translation. The dictionary additionally comprises 25 thematically organised lists of usually used phrases on quite a few subject matters reminiscent of foodstuff, climate, occupations and rest. a number of bar charts also are incorporated to spotlight the phonetic and spelling versions throughout sign up.

A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese permits scholars of all degrees to maximize their examine of jap vocabulary in a good and fascinating manner. it's also an exceptional source for lecturers of the language.

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Such, like that •• こんなことはもう二度としません。— I’ll never do such a thing again. 92 219 友達 tomodachi n. friend •• 彼は私の友達です。— He is a friend of mine. 70 220 大きい ookii i-adj. big, large, great •• 大きい犬が吠えている。— A big dog is barking. 99 221 すぐ sugu adv. soon •• 彼はすぐ帰ってきますよ。— He will come back soon. 91 222 一緒 issho n. together, with •• 友達と一緒に買い物に行った。— I went shopping with my friends. 90 223 生活(する)seikatsu(suru) n. life v. live •• 日本の生活は慣れましたか。— Did you get used to living in Japan? 92 22 A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Academic anata anta Public Anata and anta (you): the casual variant anta is used more frequently in public speaking than in academic presentation.

55 465 向かう mukau v. face; go (toward, in the direction of ) •• 私はこれから大阪へ向かいます。— I’m going to Osaka. 93 466 連れる tsureru v. take somebody, accompany •• 子供を公園へ連れて行った。— I took my children to the park. 82 467 変える kaeru v. change •• 話題を変えましょう。— Let’s change the subject. 99 468 影響(する)eikyou(suru) n. influence v. affect, influence •• 彼の作品はピカソの影響を強く受けている。 — His works are greatly influenced by Picasso. 92 469 病院 byouin n. hospital, clinic •• 具合が悪かったので病院へ行った。— I went to the hospital because I felt sick. 91 470 年 toshi n.

94 572 対応(する)taiou(suru) n. correspondence, response v. respond to •• リーダーはあらゆる状況に対応すべきだ。— A leader should respond to every situation. 83 573 比べる kuraberu v. compare, contrast •• いろいろな店で値段を比べた。— I compared the prices at different shops. 82 574 高校 koukou n. high school •• 高校で英語を教えている。— She teaches English in high school. 75 Frequency index 37 575 食事(する)shokuji(suru) n. meal v. have a meal •• 母は食事の準備を始めた。— My mother started to prepare a meal. 93 576 引く hiku v. pull, draw, lead; subtract •• この紐を引くとベルが鳴る。— Pull this cord to ring the bell.

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