As per the title, what should I look for in a dictionary to help me study Japanese? Are there certain things that I should look for in the dictionary or are they all pretty much the same?
To elaborate a bit, what should one be looking for when they are at the following stages?
- Casual traveler who is visiting Japan and wants to be able to communicate but does not wish to learn the language.
- Student who is just starting to learn the language.
- Student who is looking to move to being fluent in the language.
- Individual who is already fluent in conversational Japanese but is looking for more specialized knowledge (e.g. computers, engineering, medical, etc).