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Top 10 Online English Japanese Dictionaries


On-line dictionaries are very handy and the best thing is they are free. Since there are various sites available, try finding the one to meet your needs.

1. WWWJDIC Dictionary Server

Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Japanese-English Dictinary Server (Monash University Site). The feaures inlude "Tranlate Word in Japanese Text" "Search for Words in the Dictionary" and so on.

2. Rikai

A very useful tool. You can either type in Japanese, or type in a URL of a Japanese page. As you mouse over the text, the meanings of the words pop up in front of the text.

Rikaichan (I love the name!) is also available as a pop up Japanese-English/German/French/Russian dictionary extension for Firefox.

3. Jeffrey's Japanese <-> English Dictionary

The customizable dictionary base on data from WWWJDIC (above).

4. POPjisyo.com

Similar tool to Rikai (above). POPjisyo is a web based pop-up dictionary for Japanese, Chinese, Korean and other languages.

5. Online English-Japanese-English Dictionary

Since the translated words are shown in romaji, no knowledge of Japanese writing is necessary.

6. Heartful Dictionary

English-Japanese dictionary for English speaking people. All kanji include furigana.

7. Nihongo: Japanese Language

A simplified version of Jeffery’s Japanese-English Dictionary Server (above).

8. PSP's Bi-Directional English Japanese Dictionary

Since Romaji is not accepted, you need to type the words in Japanese.

9. Free Online English-Japanese-French dictionary

You can look up the words by glossaries of geography, travel, history, traditions, manga, video games, politics and media.

10. Goo Jisho

Japanese site. Online versions of the Daijirin Japanese-Japanese dictionary and the Exceed Japanese- English-Japanese dictionaries.
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