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Freelang Japanese-English dictionary

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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.

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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.

Features of this dictionary

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.


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Word list information

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

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More Japanese resources

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.