Kanji is a type of Japanese writing system, based on symbols which represent words or ideas. Kanji can be combined to form a word, or can represent a word itself. It was originally founded on logographic Chinese characters.
- Search for Kanji in our Japanese Kanji dictionary, so that you can translate Kanji to English or English to Kanji
- search using any combination of Japanese, English, rōmaji or kana
- combine multiple readings or readings and meanings for more accurate results, e.g. ken miru or ken ticket
- use wildcards: * (asterisk) for zero or more characters, _ (underscore) for exactly one character (wildcards work only on kanji readings but you can use them with rōmaji)
- put English keywords in quotation marks to search for the exact phrase
Add tags to your keywords to narrow down search results to most common used characters using these tags:
The kanji from above mentioned sets are also grouped into easily exportable and printable vocabulary lists:
Based on the KANJIDIC2 project, property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group's licence.