Denshi Jisho (meaning "electronic dictionary") is an online Japanese dictionary that focuses on powerful search features and an easy-to-use interface. The data comes from Jim Breen's WWWJDIC project and the site is developed by me, Kim Ahlström. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments, suggestions or bug reports.
Since Denshi Jisho is a hobby project not backed by an organisation or company I often have to prioritize work that generates money. By making a donation, no matter how big or small, you help me add features and improve Denshi Jisho at a higher pace. It is really appreciated!
The data used by Denshi Jisho comes from Jim Breen's WWWJDIC project. Breen has put countless hours into compiling the data and on top of that many users have contributed additions, corrections and entire new dictionaries. Here is information on the different data and files that Denshi Jisho uses.
Edict is the main dictionary file of the WWWJDIC project and currently holds approximately 110,000 entries of a general character.
Copyright is held by the Electronic Dictionary Research Group. License. More details about Edict can be found at Jim Breen's page.
Japanese proper names, place names, surnames and given names. Almost 500,000 of them.
Copyright is held by the Electronic Dictionary Research Group. License. More details about JMnedict can be found at Jim Breen's page.
Information about 13039 kanji from the JIS X 0208, JIS X 0212 and JIS X 0213 standards.
Copyright is held by the Electronic Dictionary Research Group. License. More details about Kanjidic2 can be found at the Kanjidic2 home page.
Information about the compositional breakdown of the 6355 kanji in the JIS X 0208 standard. This file is used to power the kanji by radical lookup.
Copyright is held by the Electronic Dictionary Research Group. License. More details about Radkfile can be found in the Radkfile documentation.
Roughly 160,000 bilingual example sentences compiled by Professor Yasuhito Tanaka and heavily edited by Jim Breen and Paul Blay and later further edited by contributors to the Tatoeba project.
Example sentences are licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY.
SKIP (System of Kanji Indexing by Patterns) numbers are derived from the New Japanese-English Character Dictionary (Kenkyusha 1990, NTC 1993) and The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary (Kodansha International, 1999). SKIP is protected by copyright, copyleft and patent laws. The commercial or non-commercial utilization of SKIP in any form is strictly forbidden without the written permission of Jack Halpern, the copyright holder. Such permission is normally granted. Please contact email@example.com and/or see http://www.kanji.org.
The commercial utilization of the frequency numbers is prohibited without written permission from Jack Halpern. Use by individuals and small groups for reference and research purposes is permitted, on condition that acknowledgement of the source and this notice are included.