OCJS Online Japanese Dictionary
Welcome to the test version of Yamasa's OCJS Online Dictionary. This dictionary is the only one of its kind. As mentioned when released via the Yamasa Newsletter Issue #44, this dictionary is published in English, Chinese (Traditional), Spanish, Korean, German and Czech and includes both a word dictionary and a Kanji dictionary in an online database. The current version is still a test version prototype, so at times the server or connection may be slow. (At times it may extremely slow!) If you access an area that is incomplete then the sections will usually show the message "General Error". Please note that the dictionary will be moved to a faster server when it is officially launched in April - we are making it publicly available now only so that language learners can immediately utilize those sections that have been completed, and to test the system for ease of use. If you would like to meet the team members behind the project, please click here.
At the right you can see the print form, animation and handwriting sample for the Japanese character for "mountain pass". You will often see this character if travelling in the mountains that cover 80% of Japan.
The final feature available in the test version is a Kanji Link generator. The link generator is designed to help you read online text. If you copy an article (for example from the online version of a Japanese newspaper) or a Japanese email and paste it into the link generator, then each of the Kanji in the text you have pasted will be hyperlinked to the dictionary entry. This way you can concentrate on the grammar, and simply click on any Kanji you don't know the reading of. A more sophisticated link generator is under development and should be launched in April or May.
If you are using Netscape, click Edit, then Settings, click on Navigator on the left, and then Language. Select English (or your preferred language) and set it as your preference.
To enter the dictionary please click here.
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