Due to my work, I’m constantly stuck in an area where I’m not allowed to have a phone or any other device that can transmit information for long periods of time. There will be hours where I have nothing to do, but I can’t leave. I figured it’d be nice to spend that time learning Japanese. However, all of my resources aside from manga online. Therefore, I figure if I just got a Japanese to English dictionary, I can continue studying.
I can’t seem to figure out which ones would work for my intended purposes. There are tons of dictionaries for English speakers, but I’m not sure if they’re to look up English words, or to look up Japanese words.
EDIT: It seems that I wasn’t very clear with what I plan to do. I have manga in Japanese that I want to read and learn from, but I don’t have access to the internet, so I figured I could use a Japanese > English paper dictionary to help with that. Good grammar books are appreciated too if you know any. I wasn’t particularly fond of Genki. Really expensive for very little information.