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Kanji

Kanji

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.

Lists

Lists

We've compiled some lists of words having the same characteristics.

Hiragana

Hiragana

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.

Katakana

Katakana

Katakana is another one of the Japanese syllabaries commonly used to write words borrowed from other languages, foreign names or onomatopoeias.

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Facebook

Facebook

Like our Facebook page to learn Japanese in an easy and fun way. Every day we will publish a new word in kanji, hiragana or katakana and romaji with the English translation.

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Twitter

Twitter

If you use Twitter, you can also follow us to receive the Japanese word of the day so you can learn Japanese vocabulary easily. We don't publish more than one tweet per day.

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Telegram

Telegram

We also have a Telegram Channel where we publish the word of the day. Telegram is an interesting instant messaging app for mobile phones similar to WhatsApp but with more features.

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Telegram Bot

Telegram bot

Also in Telegram, we have a dictionary bot service where it's possible to search for any word in a quick way. If you've never used a bot before, you should give it a try!

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Our mission

We want to inspire passion in the Japanese language by providing the best experience to search, learn and understand any word or kanji.

Who we are

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.