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About us

JapanDict is an online Japanese dictionary that was created in 2010 with the objective of providing a powerful but simple and easy to use interface to the JMdict dictionary. It was heavily influenced by the simplicity that the popular search engine Google had at the time and the intention was to provide a familiar environment that anyone could use.

Over time more and more features have been added. This is a non-exhaustive list of the most important additions that were implemented until now:

  • September 2011: Lists of words grouped by topic and mobile version.
  • November 2012: Example sentences with word analysis.
  • February 2013: Verb and adjective conjugations.
  • January 2016: New responsive design with improved search and audio pronunciation for selected words.
  • June 2016: Multi radical kanji search.
  • March 2017: Improved audio pronunciation for every Japanese word and sentences.
  • July 2018: Extended information and pictures in selected words.
  • December 2019: Word definitions, kanji definitions and example sentences in multiple languages: German, Russian, Hungarian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, French, Slovenian and Portuguese (only kanji).
  • July 2021: New design with new features: dark mode, search by tag, pitch accent, kanji radical information.

JapanDict was created and it's currently maintained with the inestimable help of collaborators and friends by Carles Amigรณ, a regular guy that after living in Tokyo for a short time, felt in love with the Japanese culture and decided to start this personal project.


JapanDict uses many resources publicly available on Internet and some of our own. We would like to thank them for all the time dedicated to create such great content. Without them this site would not have been possible.

To all of them, we want to say:


Thank You!

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