Kanji is a form of the Japanese writing taken from the Chinese characters. Each kanji represents an idea, such as an object, thing or quality.
Hiragana is one of the Japanese syllabaries. In hiragana each character represents either a vowel, a consonant and a vowel or an 'n'. It's commonly used to write little words that make up the grammar and for the endings of some words.
We want to inspire passion in the Japanese language by providing the best experience to search, learn and understand any word or kanji.
JapanDict is a Japanese dictionary maintained by a group of enthusiasts in the Japanese culture and the Japanese language. After not finding any online Japanese dictionary that fulfilled our needs, we decided to start a fresh alternative to the already oversaturated offer available on the internet.
We know learning any language can be a difficult task, so we want to provide a new Japanese dictionary simple, useful and fun to use at the same time.
Using some of the great publicly available content on the internet, and some of our own, we aim to offer the most valuable information when looking for any Japanese word or kanji.
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