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General English ↔ Japanese Dictionary

General and computer related terminology glossary with over 164,000 entries.

  • Search with English, Japanese, rōmaji, hiragana, katakana, kanji, and/or tags (see below).
  • Bundle words in double quotation marks to find entries which contain the words in the exact specified order. e.g. "to make do". Quotation marks work with English only. Use them to get more accurate results if your query is an English word or phrase that can also be transcribed into kana, e.g. "make" (as in to make something and not まけ).
  • Use wildcards: * (asterisk) for zero or more characters and _ (underscore) for exactly one character. Wildcards work only on Japanese words and phrases but you can use them with rōmaji.
    Note: If used with rōmaji, one _ (underscore) equals one kana or kanji character, not one latin letter.
  • Use Revised Hepburn romanization system when searching with romanized Japanese. Long vowels can be noted either with a macron or doubled vowels. e.g. obaasan or obāsan.
  • Look for adjectival nouns in Japanese without the な suffix. e.g. きれい instead of きれいな.
  • Find Japanese loanwords by searching for the words in its parent language. e.g. arbeit.
  • Combine readings, meanings, English, Japanese, kana, rōmaji, loanwords, and/or tags in single query for more precise results. e.g. dictionary じてん +n.


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