2005年11月03日

Furigana

Furigana[Japanese terms]
Kenkyusha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary Name:Kenkyusha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary
Catalog:Book
Release:January, 1990
Manufacturer:Kenkyusha
SalesRank:487465

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This is an excellent book, both for Japanese people who are learning English and for non-Japanese speakers who are learning Japanese.It contains an enormous vocabulary of English words and their Japanese translations. There are 49,000 English headwords, many of which include variations of the headword. For example, the entry for the English word "luck" includes two Japanese words that mean "luck". It continues by including Japanese translations for the following phrases: "down on one's luck", "for luck", "in luck", "out of luck", "try one's luck", and "worse luck".The Japanese translations are all written using Japanese characters - kanji, hiragana, and katakana. The reading of each kanji is written above the kanji in tiny hiragana (called furigana), so it is very clear how the Japanese words are to be pronounced provided that you are familiar with hiragana.The book is a compact paperback (5" by 7" by 1"). It comes in a cardboard protective case and has a plastic protective ! cover. The binding used for this book is especially nice. The book lies flat when you open it on a tabletop. This means that when you open to a particular page, the book stays open on that page. Also, the binding seems very durable. You must be familiar with hiragana and katakana to use this book, but familiarity with kanji is not a requirement since the pronunciation of each kanji is written above it.This book is handy to use, very readable, and very helpful.
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Furigana



Furigana (ふりがな), are a Japanese language|Japanese reading aid. They consist of smaller kana printed next to a kanji or other character to indicate its pronunciation. In horizontal text, ''Yokogaki and tategaki|yokogaki'', they are placed above the line of text; in vertical text, ''Yokogaki and tategaki|tategaki'', they are placed to the right of the line of text. They are one type of ruby characters|ruby text. ''Furigana'' are also known as yomigana or rubi in Japanese.



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Furigana may be added by character, in which case the part of a word which corresponds to a kanji is centered over that kanji; or by word or phrase, in which case the entire ''furigana'' word is centered over several characters, even if the kanji do not represent equal shares of the kana needed to write them. The latter method is more common, especially since some words in Japanese have ateji|unique pronunciations that are not related to any of the characters the word is written with.When it is necessary to distinguish between native Japanese ''kanji|kun'yomi'' and Chinese language|Chinese-derived ''Kanji|on'yomi'' pronunciations, for example in Kanji dictionary|kanji dictionaries, the Japanese pronunciations are written in hiragana, and the Chinese ones are written in katakana. However, this distinction is really only important in dictionaries and other reference works. In ordinary prose, the script chosen will usually be hiragana.

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(http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/afaq/furigana.html)
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Asian Language Terminology
(http://www.aproposinc.com/pages/asiantrm.htm)
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fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furigana
(http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furigana)
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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Furigana
(http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Furigana)
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furigana@Everything2.com
(http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=furigana)
... to the kanji they're used with, to do certain kinds of word plays. For example,a character might say "Listen to the expert!", but the furigana for "expert"actually read "fool", to indicate that the remark was meant sarcastic...


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