English Japanese English Dictionary (Eng Japanese Dic)
Looking to buy an English Japanese Dictionary paperback or phrase book? Have you considered using a translation “app” on your mobile phone, PDA or games console, which uses the same space as a ringtone, is easy to install and is faster to reference than a book?
The English Japanese dictionary suite (Eng Japanese Dic.) is a full set of English Japanese language software for multiple platforms. Each dictionary can be used to translate from English to Japanese and from Japanese to English.
Smartphones supporting Java (Symbian, S60, Windows mobile, Pocket PC, Android)
Games consoles (PSP, NDS, GP2X)
Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris (desktops and laptops)
Jailbroken iPhone and iTouch (no support given)
Palm (Palms running Windows Mobile should use the J2ME – Mobile Phone version
Versions for mobile phones and other mobile devices provide word translations Eng Japanese displaying translations in phonetic Japanese (romanised Japanese). The Japanese Eng dic translates from phonetic Japanese to English and by using the copy feature this can be particularly useful for reverse lookups for synonyms and to understand the broader use of the Japanese word in the English language. Although the Eng Japanese dict does not provide definitions or examples, the use of the translation software in this way provides you with a mechanism to better understand Japanese words in the English context without the need for detailed definitions.
Laptop and Desktop versions for Windows, Apple Mac and Linux of the English Japanese language dictionary software display Japanese characters as well as phonetic Japanese when translating words from English to Japanese. The copy feature is equally useful in helping to understand and communicate between English and Japanese. This version can also translate from Japanese characters to English as well as from phonetic Japanese (romanised Japanese) to English.
Windows, Apple Mac and Linux versions also provide a Japanese learning mode, which uses flashcards to help you learn and memorize the Japanese language. The learning or Japanese teacher mode has 4 levels. In level one a word is selected from the 500 most commonly used English words and three Japanese words are displayed for you to make your choice. If the correct word is selected points are awarded, otherwise a life is lost. The correct answer is always displayed after a Japanese word is selected. Points are accumulated until 10 lives are lost. The second level of the game still tests against the 500 most commonly used English words, but offers a choice from five Japanese words for the correct English to Japanese translation. The Japanese teacher becomes more difficult in levels 3 and 4 when you are tested on your knowledge of the Japanese language against the complete Eng Japanese dic. Like level 1, level 3 offers three Japanese word choices and level 4 five Japanese word choices from the extensive English Japanese lexicon.
The learning mode provides the same functionality from Japanese words to English for levels 1 to 4. Japanese words are displayed in Japanese characters, but after an English translation choice is made the phonetic Japanese (romanised Japanese) is also displayed whether the selection is right or wrong. This is very helpful for Japanese language students who are learning to read Japanese.
A paperless option makes sense. It is kinder to the environment, its faster and it works on a device you already own.