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Use the Japanese dictionary to search for any Japanese word and get its meaning in many languages. We also provide example sentences, conjugations, kanji decomposition, pictures, and extended explanation for selected words.
OpenLists and tags
Lists of words grouped by different categories. Each list has a hashtag associated so it's possible to use them in the search. User created lists can be found here too.
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Search any kanji directly by its character, its meaning, or its reading in onyomi, kunyomi and nanori. Our powerful search engine will do the rest and present you with the best results possible.
List of all the kanji radicals with their meaning and other information, ordered by the number of strokes. It can be a really useful resource for everyone studying kanji.
OpenSearch by radical
When you don't know how to write a particular kanji character, we also provide the search by radical engine, which allows you to select the components of the kanji to identify it without needing to reproduce it.
OpenSearch by drawing
Find any kanji character by drawing it with your mouse or finger. Our algorithm is capable to identify any kanji even if the stroke order is not correct.
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Hiragana is the phonetic syllabary used mainly to write Japanese words or grammatical inflections. Our hiragana chart provides all the characters with their pronunciation and stroke order.
Katakana is another phonetic syllabary. It is commonly used to write foreign-language and loan words or onomatopoeia. Our katakana chart has all the characters with their pronunciation and stroke order.
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