A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, n-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indices. All entries in the frequency list feature the English equivalent and a sample sentence with English translation. The dictionary also contains 25 thematically organised lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics such as food, weather, occupations and leisure. Numerous bar charts are also included to highlight the phonetic and spelling variants across register. A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese enables students of all levels to maximise their study of Japanese vocabulary in an efficient and engaging way. It is also an excellent resource for teachers of the language.
Yukio Tono is Professor at the Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Kikuo Maekawa is Professor at the Department of Corpus Studies, the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. Makoto Yamazaki is Associate Professor at the Department of Corpus Studies, the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics.