Website: Denshi Jisho
URL : http://jisho.org/
Languages: Japanese, English
Finding good dictionaries online can be somewhat of a pain for any language, but this is especially true of languages that are not written in roman script, such as Japanese. Many Japanese dictionaries online are either romanji (Japanese transliterated into a roman script) only, which can be quite useless for Japanese to English searches due to the high amount of Japanese homonyms. Others assume you’re an advanced student of the language, or even a native speaker, and thus gloss over information assumed already known. Even actually inputting Japanese can be a great pain, since many users don’t have Japanese fonts installed on their system by default.
Denshi Jisho is an improvement over many dictionaries on these issues. A great deal of thought has been put into Denshi Jisho, and that handiwork has made it a wonderful resource for any student of Japanese. The site not provides excellent English to Japanese searches, which turn up word meanings complete with slang and synonyms. It also provides the most user-friendly Japanese to English searches available on the web, as well as some truly outstanding kanji tools. The entire search system works re markedly well and as a result, makes finding the right word to say a lot easier. Continue reading