Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar  

A perfect dictionary for beginners - which understands Japanese grammar rules so you don’t have to.

A Japanese English dictionary which understands Japanese grammar so you don’t have to.

 

Based on the 220,000 word EDICT dictionary from Monash University.

 

With most dictionaries you need to know the root word to look it up. But one of the most frustrating things when you are a beginner is that you don’t know enough grammar to work out what the root word is.

 

Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar takes care of all that for you. It understands the grammar so you just enter the word as is and it finds the root word for you and looks it up. fast.

 

Search for たべられる (taberareru) in most dictionaries and you won’t find anything. Search for it using Beginners Japanese Dictionary with Grammar and it will tell you that this is the “Able to Do” form of たべる (taberu), “(v1,vt) to eat”.

Go further and search for たべられない (taberarenai) and find it is the “Regular Negative of the Able to Do” form of たべる (taberu). Or go even one step further and search for たべられなかった (taberarenakatta) and find this is the “Past tense of the Regular Negative of the Able to Do form” of たべる (taberu).

 

The grammar engine also understands adjectives, so it knows that おいしくなかった (oishikunakatta) is the past tense of the negative of おいしい (oishii), “(adj-i) delicious”.

 

And it’s also smart enough to look for katakana if you put in hiragana by mistake (or the other way around). So even though you searched for べっど (beddo) it finds ベッド (beddo), “(n) bed”.


And no need to change keyboards all the time, you can search in romaji or kana and it will match the right words anyway.

Or search for the English and find the matching Japanese words.

 

Finally learning Japanese just got a whole lot less frustrating.

 

 

 

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