|Other Freelang resources
|Freelang also provides a French-Japanese dictionary. The Romaji version is to download or look up online, and we have a Kana and Kanji version to open with your browser.
|Sayonara! This is "hello" in Japanese. Check all the expressions we have translated for you, in Japanese and many other languages.
|You can find free Japanese fonts on Freelang, including the famous Ms Gothic font.
|Do you want to translate a short text in Japanese? Ask our translators! They will help you for free.
|Live from the Blog
In terms of modern business languages, Japanese ranks as one of the most important and widely-spoken. This is particularly true in the tech and electronics sectors, which have been dominated by Japanese countries for decades now. Technology is now helping to take Japanese companies to the next level, with systems management software from Halcyon now being made available in Japanese. This will help make Japanese companies much more efficient, giving them a stronger competitive [...]
A survey carried out among Japanese men and women in December 2012 showed that the most popular word most Japanese people use on a day to day basis is, “Thank You.” This makes sense considering that most Japanese people do not like to be rude. This results in a lot of Japanese being hesitant to put their opinions forward, as they do not want to offend other people. This survey was carried out by a beauty clinic, where 1,400 people were surveyed. The other words that made it [...]
Japanese is a language spoken by more than 130 million people in Japan and abroad. It is an agglutinative language, with a complex system of honorifics reflecting the hierarchical nature of Japanese society. There are three different writing systems: modified Chinese characters (kanji), and two syllabic scripts made up of modified Chinese characters, hiragana and katakana. The Latin alphabet, romaji, is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos, advertising, and when entering Japanese text into a computer. This Freelang dictionary uses the romaji script.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows or Android) and browse both the Japanese-English and the English-Japanese lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
Download our free dictionary for Android! Browse the wordlists, look up words and practice your vocabulary at your own rhythm. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
This dictionary uses the (modified) Japanese-English word list from the EDICT project.
List status: © James William BREEN and The Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University. Licence statement
Japanese > English: 58,255 words
English > Japanese: 55,333 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: 1997
We have more than dictionaries and translation! Check out our collection of common expressions translated in all languages, test your knowledge with our quizzes about languages, or learn more about language families. To stay in touch with us, read our blog about languages and follow us on Facebook.
NHK World Radio Japan offers Free Japanese audio lessons (you will need Real Player). If you need to type Japanese on your computer, try NJ Star, a word processor for Chinese or Japanese, or see a list of other software here as well as general information on Japanese processing. If you need to send an email in Japanese, you could also try this Web Language Interface. Finally, The Japanese Page is a great website with many resources concerning Japanese language and culture.