Postby vpetrov » June 15th, 2007 9:17 pm
I am just at the very beginning level of Nihongo study. I've bought Kodansha learners dictionary by occasion and found that SKIP method is very, very convenient and speeds up search for Kanji radically in comparison with archaic radicals and stroke counting methods, so it enables me to read educational texts by not spending 99% time searching for kanjis. I was been so inspired by this method that bought also the bigger NTC dictionary on which Kodansha's based - it contains around 4000 entries including rare and names-only. Kodansha also have many interesting books for English speaking Japanese learners, i have a few dozens already - very helpful references on verbs, particles etc...
It's just my 2 cents.