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Japanese Studies: Language

Primary Sources


Dictionaries 辞典 字典(じてん)

(used with permission from SharonDomier, UMass Amherst)

These tools help turn your mouse into a dictionary. It is very addictive and can really help speed up your reading - but the lack of pain may mean that you don't remember kanji or words as well as when you look them up one by one.


First- & Second-Year Japanese

Collections of Dictionaries

I think that these are my top picks for free online dictionaries. You may have other suggestions, please let me know and I'll add them.

Print Dictionaries