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<Japanese Kanji Dictionary>
This is a free online dictionary to learn the Kanji of Japanese used in daily life. You can look up the details and pronunciations of the Kanji. Each Kanji is presented by a grade, a stroke count, an enlarging image with Kyokasho (Kyoukasho) font, stroke order, radical, English meaning, On-yomi (phonetic reading), Kun-yomi (native Japanese reading), the example of each reading, and Irregular reading. Moreover by the audio files, you can listen to the pronunciation of reading, example, and Irregular reading. These audio files are pronounced by Japanese native speaker. An accent and intonation are Tokyo Style which is the most standard pronunciation in Japan. (Reference: NHK Japanese pronouncing dictionary)
Now you can search 3232 Kanji. These include the Joyo (Jouyou) Kanji (Grade 1-7, 2136 characters), Jinmei Kanji (Grade 8, 772 characters) and Grade 9 kanji to use in daily life. *All the Kanji lists is available contents included in this dictionary.
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Japanese Kanji Dictionary Update History
- 2013 May 30
Added 173 examples.
- 2012 Mar 7
Added 170 examples.
- 2011 Jan 11
According to the official revision of the Joyo-kanji, added 196 characters to Grade 7 (130 from G8, 60 from G9 and 6 new characters) and shifted 5 characters from Grade 7 to Grade 8.
Added 2 characters to Grade 9 and 223 examples.
- 2010 Dec 17
Added 991 examples and 735 audio files.
- 2010 Oct 1
Added 223 examples and 152 audio files.
- 2010 Mar 13
Added grade 9 (7 characters). Added 42 examples and 13 audio files.
- 2009 Mar 4
Added 104 examples and 49 audio files.
- 2009 Jan 24
Added 107 examples and 79 audio files.
- 2008 Dec 12
Added grade 9 (10 characters).
- 2007 Feb 11
Added grade 8 and 9 pronunciation audio files (only reading).
- 2007 Jan 16
Added grade 7 pronunciation audio files (only reading).
- 2007 Jan 10
Added grade 9 Kanji (35 characters).
- 2006 Dec 8
Added grade 9 Kanji (10 characters) and grade 6 pronunciation audio files.
- 2006 Nov 20
Added grade 5 pronunciation audio files.
- 2006 Nov 1
Changed search algorithm for Japanese words and English words.
- 2006 Oct 27
Added grade 4 pronunciation audio files.
- 2006 Sep 22
Added grade 6 stroke order image files.
- 2006 Sep 15
Added grade 5 stroke order image files.
- 2006 Sep 7
Added grade 4 stroke order image files.
- 2006 Aug 13
Added grade 9 Kanji (20 characters).
- 2006 Jun 30
Added grade 9 Kanji (300 characters).
- 2006 May 19
Added grade 3 pronunciation audio files.
- 2006 May 10
Changed search algorithm for English words.
- 2006 Apr 30
Added grade 8 Kanji (895 characters).
- 2006 Apr 10
Added grade 7 Kanji (939 characters).
- 2006 Mar 30
Added grade 2 pronunciation audio files. Improved display performance.
- 2006 Mar 14
Initial release. Kyoiku (Kyouiku) Kanji (grade 1-6, 1006 characters), grade
1-3 stroke order image files and grade 1 pronunciation audio files.
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