5 Replies ・ Started by Ian_S at 2018-01-09 02:43:19 UTC ・ Last reply by Ian_S at 2018-01-12 05:39:17 UTC

Adding "look up" to the definition of 調べる

Forgive me if this has been asked before, or if there's a better forum for suggestions.

Is there any chance of having "look up/to look up" added to 調べる's definition in the future? Its entry currently reads:

"to examine; to investigate; to check up; to sense; to study; to inquire; to search​"

However, "to look (something) up," as in, on the internet, or in a dictionary, is an extremely common usage of the word. I know that having this usage in the entry would have both helped me communicate more easily after first coming to Japan (and would make things easier for English-learning students if it appeared in more 英和辞書, but that's another story). I don't feel any of the current definitions fully capture that it's regularly used in this context.

Thanks! And thank you for creating such a fabulous resource.

jakobd2 at 2018-01-09 04:34:01 UTC

The dictionary used by Jisho.org is JMdict, linked below. You can suggest edits on the JMdict's homepage. To directly go to the entry for 調べる, look at the "Links" section next to the entry on Jisho.org and click on the entry "Edit on JMdict"

Ian_S at 2018-01-09 23:01:09 UTC

Thanks for the explanation!

Ian_S at 2018-01-12 00:05:15 UTC

So I submitted the edit in JMdict, and it was accepted. Does anyone know how long it takes to reflect changes on Jisho.org?

jakobd2 at 2018-01-12 01:46:58 UTC

Great. It's already updated: http://jisho.org/word/%E8%AA%BF%E3%81%B9%E3%82%8B
The updated entry may not yet be visible when you do a search, as the search results are optimized for performance.

Ian_S at 2018-01-12 05:39:17 UTC

Thanks again for the explanation!

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