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I use Jisho to help look up unfamiliar kanji and just words in general (you can also look up english words and their Japanese equivalents, but I hear there are better dictionaries for that).
https://jisho.org/
What online dictionaries do you use?


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I used to use Jisho regularly before. Now I used the Takaboto app. I think both are easy to use.

In case anyone wants to check it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... p.takoboto


 
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MagicalMelancholy wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:59 am
What online dictionaries do you use?
Jisho is what I've used recently. They have the most expansive database/collection I've seen by far. The ability to write in a kanji and search based on the written input is key. I've had a kanji or two that just would not come up by the normal radical search (much faster by radical search most of the time, so I can help with that if anyone doesn't know how to do it).

I'm going to have to check out the app @negatibuhige! If it's better than jisho, that says a lot.


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@seiryu Ah actually, I didn't say Takaboto is better than Jisho ^^" I somehow ended up using this app and not Jisho so............. *sweats profusely*


 
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negatibuhige wrote:
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@seiryu Ah actually, I didn't say Takaboto is better than Jisho ^^" I somehow ended up using this app and not Jisho so............. *sweats profusely*
Ah, no no. I just misread then. There's gotta be a reason why you use it right? 


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@seiryu I was going through Japanese dictionaries in the playstore and I liked Takaboto's interface. Sore dake desu ^^"


 
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negatibuhige wrote:
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@seiryu I was going through Japanese dictionaries in the playstore and I liked Takaboto's interface. Sore dake desu ^^"

Oh no, no. Ease of usage is huge. As long as the size of the information library (I'm probably blanking on the correct terminology) is adequate, ease becomes the most important aspect. For translating, I lose my train of thought if it takes to long to find a word/kanji. I'm sure you have similar reasons for choosing Takoboto based on what you're describing. That's why I hold it in high regard.


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Sokka sokka *o*
Yesu. Takaboto is ... cool :brook:


 
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If we're talking about just looking up a word I don't know I usually use google translate. (you can get some strange results though I must admit)


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Selawen wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:56 am
If we're talking about just looking up a word I don't know I usually use google translate. (you can get some strange results though I must admit)
Google Translate only gives you one definition though (I prefer seeing all possible options).


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