How to use JapanDict
JapanDict is a Japanese dictionary
This may seem obvious, but do not expect to translate full sentences using this dictionary. However, if you're looking the meaning of a single word or expression, you're in the right place.
Looking for a word?
Type the word into the input box. The word can be written in Japanese or English (other languages are also supported by clicking in "Advanced"). The word can be written in kanji, hiragana, katakana, or romaji (Latin letters). Adjectives and verbs can be conjugated. Our search engine can find its dictionary form with no problems at all.
Click the "Search" button to find all the information available. The dictionary will show you the translation, the reading, how to write it, and even some examples on how to use it in a sentence.
Regular word in kanji
Regular word in hiragana
Regular word in romaji
Regular word in English
Regular word in Spanish
Just looking for kanji?
If you are looking for a specific kanji letter, you can use our kanji search engine instead.
Also, the radicals search allows you to look for a specific kanji by selecting its radicals. It's very useful when you don't know how to spell it.
Search by using tags
Tags can be used in search to look for certain kind of words or to filter your search by using them. Just start typing the
# symbol and a list of tags will appear. You can either select them from the list or keep typing to narrow it down.
Every popular word
Adjectives with 'friend' in the meaning
The whole list of available tags can be found here.
We could not find any result matching your search #joyo.