21 Replies ・ Started by Sprinkles at 2014-07-03 01:12:36 UTC ・ Last reply by georgefernandis at 2021-05-28 09:31:09 UTC

Option to Save Words

I was wondering if you guys are working on adding an option for users to be able to save words they look up. I ask this because it would be easier than using something like Anki where I have to input every word and translation myself. And other Japanese flashcard sites, some of them don't have words that I have found on here. I just think it would be a good tool to add for learners of Japanese.

Kimtaro Admin at 2014-07-04 20:19:36 UTC

I've started working on a feature to allow users to save words, but it isn't done yet.

Sprinkles at 2014-07-05 06:28:03 UTC

Ok, glad to hear. I will be waiting for it.

catra at 2014-07-05 08:02:23 UTC

I regularly use jisho.org to input entries into Anki. With the old version of jisho.org it is very practical. I copy the kanji, kana, and meaning, and paste them into Anki fields.

With the beta of jisho.org, I cannot use. The kana is not there to be copied. Furigana is not accessible for copying.

Is there any way to copy the kana? Will this be included in the saved words?

Kimtaro Admin at 2014-07-05 21:27:27 UTC

@catra, good point, I'll have to figure out a way to include the full kana somewhere.

SenseiHanzo at 2014-07-07 05:15:51 UTC

Wait, you can copy the kana, can't you? Or am I missing something?

Kimtaro Admin at 2014-07-08 07:21:04 UTC

@SenseiHanzo, you can, but the furigana on words only show the furigana above the kanji, not on the kana, which would be redundant. For example just た on 食べる. So there is no way to copy the full word in kana.

Thinking of fixing this by always putting the entire word in furigana above the kanji version, but "hiding" the redundant furigana by showing it in white text. So you won't see it, but it'll be there when you copy.

SenseiHanzo at 2014-07-08 11:14:48 UTC

That sounds like a good compromise to me!

istarninwa at 2018-09-23 09:00:00 UTC

Is there such an option yet? Would be great to see it implemented!

istarninwa at 2019-06-03 04:44:36 UTC

Ehem... Sorry to bother you again, but I was wondering if there are any plans to implement the option of saving a word. Thanks!

jarmanso7 at 2019-06-05 03:22:55 UTC

Hello! I wrote a userscript that implements this functionality. You can install it from here:


Once installed, when you are logged in, a link "Add to my words list" will appear in the on the links section of a word. Click there to save the word. To consult the list of saved words, click on your username's link at the top right corner

s1212z at 2019-06-10 12:25:26 UTC

This script is great, thank you!

jarmanso7 at 2019-06-12 20:08:10 UTC

Glad it helps!! please use the option to download the list of words from time to time as a backup. I made it as a first version so it may fail. If you have any suggestion to improve it, I'll try.


RoCas777 at 2020-03-28 00:59:19 UTC

jarmanso, thank you very much, you are doing the lords work haha

jarmanso7 at 2020-03-30 06:19:02 UTC

Glad it helps!! please don't forget to backup frequently

BirdsongSystem at 2020-04-09 16:31:46 UTC

Jarmanso- How do you install that script? I'm confused aaa ^

jarmanso7 at 2020-04-10 21:18:18 UTC

You will need an extension for your browser such as greasemonkey or tampermonkey (I use Google Chrome with the latter, Tampermonkey). Once you have the extension installed, go to the link I provided in the post above and click on the green button "Install this script". The browser should be able to recognise it as a script runnable with Tampermonkey (or greasemonkey or whatever script tool you decided to go with).


Migushi at 2020-06-02 04:33:43 UTC

This script is exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you so much Jarmanso!

jarmanso7 at 2020-06-02 18:51:24 UTC

Glad it helps! just remember to make a backup copy from time to time, the script is just a first version and it might fail.

Mw at 2020-08-17 01:58:45 UTC

Hi sorry i am quite clueless about computers.. tampermonkey does not work on handphones? Only computers? So it didnt seem to be able to install on my phone. And hence i cant install your script. Pls help thanks!

miklilad at 2021-05-04 17:06:01 UTC

Hello, I tried out jarmanso7's script but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Mainly not being able to save words from search page and accessing the list of saved words was quite a pain if you were not logged in. So I made my own script adressing these issues.


Currently there's no option to export the saved words like in Jarmanso's script because I'd have no use for it but if anybody needs that just let me know.

Any form of feedbeck (positive, negative, bug...) is welcome.

jarmanso7 at 2021-05-05 22:22:46 UTC

Hello Miklilad, thank you for trying out my script. It's great that you made your own script tailored to your needs.

The idea behind downloading the list of words was to have a way to back up the list in case something goes wrong with the values cached in the userscript memory (GM variables). Besides the ability to export the list, I also thought of some ways to import the list of words back to the userscript memory, so you could effectively restore the list from a previously downloaded backup in if something went wrong. Sadly, I never found time to implement this second part.

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