ALC - Japanese Online Dictonary

What is supposedly for Japanese people who needs assistnace with English translation for words and phrases. This doesn't mean that people who learn Japanese can't use it as well since it transates both ways. You can type in both English or Japanese and you'll get the result of both languages.

Is ALC good or bad? Short review

What is great about this website is that it brings out not just the English meaning of a word, but complete sentences and shows the usage of each word. The dictionary is big with over two millions entries for English to Japanese translations.

Good and bad about

  • Longer senteces, gives better context of desired searched words
  • Big database

Good and bad about

  • Can seem difficult to use for beginners since the website is fully in Japanese and have no option for English.
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Anki - Flashcard program

Very popular in the Japanese language learning community which is accessible on PC, their website and on smartphone. All that share the vocabulary you've selected to download. The user practice through flashcards.

"Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn." - image

guidetojapanese - Website for learning Japanese Grammar

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"We make learning languages and vocab so full of joy and life, you’ll laugh out loud." - memrise

Often comes up in context together with the program anki as option for a good tool for learning Japanese vocabulary. Memrise provides users to create "courses" where you play through them with a vocabulary quiz type of system. Similar to Anki, it does intellentgly calculate which words you are having problems with and makes you review them. Memrise exist for both smartphones and on the web. The design for the website is clean and gives you images for easier memorization. image

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What makes so good is the websites simplicity and easy to-use website design, and the high website load speed. Example of great resources the dictionary provides is the kanji dictonary which gives you meanings, readings and stroke order.