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Guide: Recommended books


Donna toki dō tsukau nihongo hyōgen-bunkei jiten

どんなときどう使う日本語表現文型辞典 + Covers all the grammatical structures of the new JLPT (from N5 to N1)!
+ A lot of examples
- Difficult to get outside of Japan


McGraw-Hill's Japanese Illustrated Dictionary

Illustrated Dictionary + 1,200 words illustrated!
+ Very well-organized
+ The pronunciation of each word is recorded on the CD that comes with the book
- Some people may consider the design looks a bit outdated (?)