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Jisho will try to automatically convert latin letters into kana. Sometimes this might not be what you want, for example if you are trying to search for date, which will be converted into だて. To avoid this conversion and search for exactly date you can surround it with quotation marks, "date".

Wildcards

You can use the two wildcards * and ? to search for unknown characters. * will look for zero or more characters, and ? will look for exactly one character. The Japanese full-width versions * and ? will also work.

Japanese text will normally only match the beginning of a word. If you want to find Japanese text anywhere inside a word you must enclose your search term with *.

Unit Conversion

Jisho knows how to convert Japanese numbers to western numbers, and the Meiji, Taishō, Shōwa and Heisei eras to and from western years.

Multiple search terms

Searches on Jisho are additive. That means that all words in your search must be present in an entry for it to match. If you want to search for a term that contains spaces you can enclose it in quotation marks.

Tags

Jisho has many search options and filters that can be used through hashtags. This is a list of all of them and what they will help you find.

Word search tags

In addition to the below tags you can also search for words using WaniKani levels, like this: #wanikani5

  • #verb: Verb of any type
  • #adjective: Adjective of any type
  • #counter: Counter words
  • #bra: Brazilian
  • #hob: Hokkaido dialect
  • #ksb: Kansai dialect
  • #ktb: Kantou dialect
  • #kyb: Kyoto dialect
  • #kyu: Kyuushuu dialect
  • #nab: Nagano dialect
  • #osb: Osaka dialect
  • #rkb: Ryuukyuu dialect
  • #thb: Touhoku dialect
  • #tsb: Tosa dialect
  • #tsug: Tsugaru dialect
  • #agric: Agriculture
  • #anat: Anatomy
  • #archeol: Archeology
  • #archit: Architecture
  • #art: Art, aesthetics
  • #astron: Astronomy
  • #audvid: Audiovisual
  • #aviat: Aviation
  • #baseb: Baseball
  • #biochem: Biochemistry
  • #biol: Biology
  • #bot: Botany
  • #Buddh: Buddhism
  • #bus: Business
  • #chem: Chemistry
  • #Christn: Christianity
  • #cloth: Clothing
  • #comp: Computing
  • #cryst: Crystallography
  • #ecol: Ecology
  • #econ: Economics
  • #elec: Electricity, elec. eng.
  • #electr: Electronics
  • #embryo: Embryology
  • #engr: Engineering
  • #ent: Entomology
  • #finc: Finance
  • #fish: Fishing
  • #food: Food, cooking
  • #gardn: Gardening, horticulture
  • #genet: Genetics
  • #geogr: Geography
  • #geol: Geology
  • #geom: Geometry
  • #go: Go (game)
  • #golf: Golf
  • #gramm: Grammar
  • #grmyth: Greek mythology
  • #hanaf: Hanafuda
  • #horse: Horse racing
  • #law: Law
  • #ling: Linguistics
  • #logic: Logic
  • #MA: Martial arts
  • #mahj: Mahjong
  • #math: Mathematics
  • #mech: Mechanical engineering
  • #med: Medicine
  • #met: Meteorology
  • #mil: Military
  • #music: Music
  • #ornith: Ornithology
  • #paleo: Paleontology
  • #pathol: Pathology
  • #pharm: Pharmacy
  • #phil: Philosophy
  • #photo: Photography
  • #physics: Physics
  • #physiol: Physiology
  • #print: Printing
  • #psy: Psychiatry
  • #psych: Psychology
  • #rail: Railway
  • #Shinto: Shinto
  • #shogi: Shogi
  • #sports: Sports
  • #stat: Statistics
  • #sumo: Sumo
  • #telec: Telecommunications
  • #tradem: Trademark
  • #vidg: Video games
  • #zool: Zoology
  • #ateji: Ateji (phonetic) reading
  • #ik: Irregular kana usage
  • #iK: Irregular kanji usage
  • #io: Irregular okurigana usage
  • #oK: Out-dated kanji or kanji usage
  • #rK: Rarely-used kanji form
  • #abbr: Abbreviation
  • #arch: Archaism
  • #char: Character
  • #chn: Children's language
  • #col: Colloquialism
  • #company: Company name
  • #creat: Creature
  • #dated: Dated term
  • #dei: Deity
  • #derog: Derogatory
  • #doc: Document
  • #ev: Event
  • #fam: Familiar language
  • #fem: Female term or language
  • #fict: Fiction
  • #form: Formal or literary term
  • #given: Given name or forename, gender not specified
  • #group: Group
  • #hist: Historical term
  • #hon: Honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language
  • #hum: Humble (kenjougo) language
  • #id: Idiomatic expression
  • #joc: Jocular, humorous term
  • #leg: Legend
  • #m-sl: Manga slang
  • #male: Male term or language
  • #myth: Mythology
  • #net-sl: Internet slang
  • #obj: Object
  • #obs: Obsolete term
  • #obsc: Obscure term
  • #on-mim: Onomatopoeic or mimetic word
  • #organization: Organization name
  • #oth: Other
  • #person: Full name of a particular person
  • #place: Place name
  • #poet: Poetical term
  • #pol: Polite (teineigo) language
  • #product: Product name
  • #proverb: Proverb
  • #quote: Quotation
  • #rare: Rare
  • #relig: Religion
  • #sens: Sensitive
  • #serv: Service
  • #sl: Slang
  • #station: Railway station
  • #surname: Family or surname
  • #uk: Usually written using kana alone
  • #unclass: Unclassified name
  • #vulg: Vulgar expression or word
  • #work: Work of art, literature, music, etc. name
  • #X: Rude or X-rated term
  • #yoji: Yojijukugo (four character compound)
  • #adj-f: Noun or verb acting prenominally
  • #adj-i: I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • #adj-ix: I-Adjective (keiyoushi) - yoi/ii class
  • #adj-kari: 'kari' adjective (archaic)
  • #adj-ku: 'ku' adjective (archaic)
  • #adj-na: Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • #adj-nari: Archaic/formal form of na-adjective
  • #adj-no: Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
  • #adj-pn: Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi)
  • #adj-shiku: 'shiku' adjective (archaic)
  • #adj-t: 'taru' adjective
  • #adv: Adverb (fukushi)
  • #adv-to: Adverb taking the 'to' particle
  • #aux: Auxiliary
  • #aux-adj: Auxiliary adjective
  • #aux-v: Auxiliary verb
  • #conj: Conjunction
  • #cop: Copula
  • #ctr: Counter
  • #exp: Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • #int: Interjection (kandoushi)
  • #n: Noun
  • #n-adv: Adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
  • #n-pr: Proper noun
  • #n-pref: Noun, used as a prefix
  • #n-suf: Noun, used as a suffix
  • #n-t: Noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
  • #num: Numeric
  • #pn: Pronoun
  • #pref: Prefix
  • #prt: Particle
  • #suf: Suffix
  • #unc: Unclassified
  • #v-unspec: Verb unspecified
  • #v1: Ichidan verb
  • #v1-s: Ichidan verb - kureru special class
  • #v2a-s: Nidan verb with 'u' ending (archaic)
  • #v2b-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'bu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2b-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'bu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2d-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'dzu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2d-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'dzu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2g-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'gu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2g-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'gu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2h-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'hu/fu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2h-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'hu/fu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2k-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'ku' ending (archaic)
  • #v2k-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'ku' ending (archaic)
  • #v2m-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'mu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2m-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'mu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2n-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'nu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2r-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'ru' ending (archaic)
  • #v2r-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'ru' ending (archaic)
  • #v2s-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'su' ending (archaic)
  • #v2t-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'tsu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2t-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'tsu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2w-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'u' ending and 'we' conjugation (archaic)
  • #v2y-k: Nidan verb (upper class) with 'yu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2y-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'yu' ending (archaic)
  • #v2z-s: Nidan verb (lower class) with 'zu' ending (archaic)
  • #v4b: Yodan verb with 'bu' ending (archaic)
  • #v4g: Yodan verb with 'gu' ending (archaic)
  • #v4h: Yodan verb with 'hu/fu' ending (archaic)
  • #v4k: Yodan verb with 'ku' ending (archaic)
  • #v4m: Yodan verb with 'mu' ending (archaic)
  • #v4n: Yodan verb with 'nu' ending (archaic)
  • #v4r: Yodan verb with 'ru' ending (archaic)
  • #v4s: Yodan verb with 'su' ending (archaic)
  • #v4t: Yodan verb with 'tsu' ending (archaic)
  • #v5aru: Godan verb - -aru special class
  • #v5b: Godan verb with 'bu' ending
  • #v5g: Godan verb with 'gu' ending
  • #v5k: Godan verb with 'ku' ending
  • #v5k-s: Godan verb - Iku/Yuku special class
  • #v5m: Godan verb with 'mu' ending
  • #v5n: Godan verb with 'nu' ending
  • #v5r: Godan verb with 'ru' ending
  • #v5r-i: Godan verb with 'ru' ending (irregular verb)
  • #v5s: Godan verb with 'su' ending
  • #v5t: Godan verb with 'tsu' ending
  • #v5u: Godan verb with 'u' ending
  • #v5u-s: Godan verb with 'u' ending (special class)
  • #v5uru: Godan verb - Uru old class verb (old form of Eru)
  • #vi: Intransitive verb
  • #vk: Kuru verb - special class
  • #vn: Irregular nu verb
  • #vr: Irregular ru verb, plain form ends with -ri
  • #vs: Suru verb
  • #vs-c: Su verb - precursor to the modern suru
  • #vs-i: Suru verb - included
  • #vs-s: Suru verb - special class
  • #vt: Transitive verb
  • #vz: Ichidan verb - zuru verb (alternative form of -jiru verbs)
  • #gikun: Gikun (meaning as reading) or jukujikun (special kanji reading)
  • #ok: Out-dated or obsolete kana usage
  • #uK: Usually written using kanji alone
  • #adj: Adjective
  • #ant: Antonym
  • #cop-da: Copula
  • #equ: Equivalent
  • #ex: Usage example
  • #expl: Explanatory
  • #fig: Figuratively
  • #iv: Irregular verb
  • #jlpt-n1: JLPT N1
  • #jlpt-n2: JLPT N2
  • #jlpt-n3: JLPT N3
  • #jlpt-n4: JLPT N4
  • #jlpt-n5: JLPT N5
  • #jouyou: Approved reading for jouyou kanji
  • #kan: On reading
  • #kanyou: On reading
  • #kun: Kun reading
  • #kvar: Kanji variant
  • #lit: Literaly
  • #male-sl: Male slang
  • #name: Name reading (nanori)
  • #oik: Old or irregular kana form
  • #on: On reading
  • #rad: Reading used as name of radical
  • #see: See also
  • #syn: Synonym
  • #tou: On reading
  • #v5z: Godan verb with zu ending
  • #wasei: Wasei, word made in Japan
  • #litf: Literary or formal term
  • #tm: Trademark

Kanji search tags

You can also use any of the dictionary indexes, code points, query codes and variant tags from the Kanjidic2 documentation to find kanji. For example #kanji #skip:1-2-3 will search for kanji with the SKIP code 1-2-3.

Name search tags