9 Replies ・ Started by Pwnix at 2013-11-20 01:22:28 UTC ・ Last reply by Kimtaro Admin at 2020-02-06 06:25:19 UTC

Random word function?

I always wish dictionary websites would have this feature but they never seem to. I'm learning Japanese currently and a random word function would help greatly to beef up my vocabulary (and to be honest it would probably just be fun to do). Are you planning on implementing a function like that? Of course it might be I never see that because it would be difficult to do and if so then whatever. But if it could be done easily I would greatly enjoy that.

Kimtaro Admin at 2013-11-20 08:19:55 UTC

Nice idea, I hadn't thought of a feature like that. I don't think I'll implement one anytime soon, but I'll keep it in mind for the future!

Pwnix at 2013-11-20 20:42:05 UTC

Neat. I'm a bit of a logophile so it's a selfish request really ;) The fact that you would consider it is good enough for me. Also I will use this time to say that I love this website and it's already a great asset in my Japanese studies; keep up the good work!

jakobd at 2013-11-21 00:13:22 UTC

Maybe only for common words? This way we'd get some vocabulary we might actually be able to use.

Pwnix at 2013-11-21 19:31:30 UTC

Maybe an option for that? That way I could still find a bunch of esoteric and antiquated words. I love that stuff.

Kimtaro Admin at 2013-11-24 04:53:56 UTC

@Pwnix, thanks, glad you like it!

I hope I can add this feature sooner rather than later, but I have many ideas in the pipeline :)

Leebo at 2019-11-16 08:03:21 UTC

Any way to do this even without it being built into the site?

Kimtaro Admin at 2019-11-18 14:24:25 UTC

@Leebo, hmm, I guess you could sort of do it by searching for #common #words and then pick a page number at random, like this https://jisho.org/search/%23common%20%23words?page=7

But it’s not really random, and there’s no way to have it show just one word per page.

Leebo at 2020-01-15 00:33:37 UTC

This seems to work inconsistently. Sometimes I can jump to a random page, but sometimes I can only get there by clicking "more words" at the bottom. When it fails, it just takes me to the first page of common words again. There's no really indication to me of what is happening.

Kimtaro Admin at 2020-02-06 06:25:19 UTC

@Leebo, that's odd. I can't think of any reason why it would behave like that. Are you saying that sometimes a page like https://jisho.org/search/%23common%20%23words?page=7 gives results and sometimes it doesn't?

Next time it happens can you paste the URL in this thread so I can see if there's anything systemic going on?

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