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Resource which presents a kanji's lexemes by reading or by reading type

Is there a lexicographic resource that, for every kanji, presents a list of lexemes containing the given kanji (not necessarily in initial position) where the lexemes are ordered by the kanji's ...
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Resources to check and correct/explain grammar in sentences

I still feel really novice in my Japanese, especially in regards to grammar and sentence structure, but I want to start piecing together the vocabulary I've learned into full sentences in the hope ...
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How do I find TTS that can read vertical text?

I tried using Microsoft Edge's read aloud but it glitches for vertical text ebooks. Does anyone know where one can find TTS ?
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How to bulk-convert horizontally-oriented Japanese text to vertically oriented?

I would like to bulk-convert a largish amount of horizontally-oriented Japanese text to vertically oriented. I tried using this online converter https://www.izuna.sylphid.jp/izuna_web.html ...but I ...
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Chiebukuro no longer available in the EEA

Chiebukuro is a site many answers have referenced in the past, and very helpful, but since February 1 2022, it is no longer available in the EEA. This leaves a lot of sources on answers inaccessible ...
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Sanseidō Daijirin, 3rd edition, link rot

The link for Sanseidō Daijirin, 3rd edition here in the resources post seems to have expired. Any idea where else it can be found online? Or should we remove it from the resources post?
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Free Japanese Grammar Material

I self-study Japanese. I am at JLPT N3 Level (if we will base it on the certificate that I have). However, I really think I'm weak with grammar. I mostly understand when someone speaks Japanese, but I ...
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List of Japanese idioms sorted by popularity

I'm interested in learning common Japanese phrases like idioms. But naturally I don't want to waste time on phrases that aren't commonly used. For instance, in English phrases like "bark up the ...
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YouTube channels for listening

I was looking for YouTube channels to improve my listening, but at the moment I'm not really finding anything. I found this and this discussions, which have interesting material, but not channels, so ...
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What are authoritative Japanese grammar books written in Japanese?

I know Kojien is the most authoritative dictionary. What are some authoritative grammar books written in Japanese?
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What are resources that list contractions?

I often have difficulty understanding certain mangas like one piece for example. There are many weird contractions and slangs. I can easily look up slang using slang dictionaries. Looking up ...
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Tools for diagramming sentences and generating images or markdown?

I've often wanted to diagram Japanese sentences to better illustrate how the different parts fit together. With our current markdown setup, this is difficult at best. I dimly recall having seen posts ...
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Online resource for querying kanji etymology?

I've been learning Japanese for over a year, and it seems very clear to me that the etymology of a kanji is a fantastic way to remember it. That's why I've been making extensive use of genetickanji....
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Good sources to learn new words for animation?

One thing I'm hoping to become able to do is to understand Japanese animation, but the one thing I lack right now is vocabulary: I know some thousands words, but in each and every show (or books) I ...
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I need a good resource for looking up particles

I have memorize a lot of verbs like at least both Genki books worth and then some. My problem is i don't understand how particles work at all, i have read dozen of articles asked multiple teacher for ...
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Looking for a resource that can filter japanese sentences given a set of kanji

I'm trying to get as much in-context kanji exposure as possible. But since I know only around 200 kanji, everytime I try to practice reading it on real sentences I basically don't understand 99% of ...
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Translating scientific literature

My goal in learning Japanese is to translate scientific literature either way into Japanese or English, especially in the realm of immunology, behavioral biology, and natural sciences. Does anyone ...
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Resources for searching Japanese Corpora

I am trying to put together a list of useful links and resources for people who want to search various Japanese corpora. In my experience, some of the websites and interfaces are less than ideal, in ...
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If there is a version of Kojiki in Japanese kana online

Wondering if there is a Japanese kana version of Kojiki online, perhaps with inline translations.
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Free online resource for transcripts of 草双紙

草双紙 have gotten my interest recently however due to usage of 崩し字 and 旧字体 they are impossible to read. Are there free online resources available that have original scanned/photographed books alongside ...
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How do you use BCCWJ properly?

The Balanced Corpus of Contemporary Written Japanese (link) is a useful resource but I realized recently that I was not using it correctly. The searches I did on it seemed to produce different results ...
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Bulk-add pronunciations to Anki decks

This is what I want to do: I have a large Anki collection (over 20,000 notes). I want to add pitch/accent information to each note. Possible solutions? I have no idea how to do it, but I know of an ...
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Why does jisho.org not give 置く as a result for “おきます”?

If I do a search on jisho.org for おきます, I get matches for 起きる and 熾きる through deinflection, but not 置く, even though 置きます does. Is this because 起きる and 熾きる have pronunciations of おきる whereas 置く has a ...
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List of Japanese family names ordered by frequency

I generally dislike using flashcards to learn vocabulary (or kanji) because their meaning changes so much depending on context. Names are an exception, and also really hard for somebody who hasn't ...
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Japanese-English dictionary written like a regular English dictionary?

One thing that has frustrated me in my attempts to learn Japanese is that every J/E Dictionary operates more like a translation guide than a dictionary. That is, when you look up something like 町, ...
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Japanese audio books

Is there any good sites for purchasing Japanese audio books, where a professional reads the content of modern novels? I tried searching for things like 朗読 and was unable to find much for modern works. ...
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Calligraphy resources?

Looking at Resources for learning Japanese, I don't see much in terms of calligraphy. Things I'm looking for are: Calligraphy datasets: stroke shapes and order, samples of handwritten characters, ...
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A list of kanji that have different meanings and connotations than their hanzi counterparts?

I'm planning on picking up Chinese, but I don't want to go over the hassle of relearning every single definition. I'm pretty sure at least one Japanese sinologist has attempted making such a list, but ...
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Mnemonical phrases/verses/songs for Japanese grammar

In Russian, we have mnemonical phrases for memorizing things like grammatical cases, conjugations of verbs, detecting adverbs, etc. They are somewhat similar to Roy G. Biv mnemonic, but most often are ...
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Resources for slang and dialect differences [duplicate]

Is there a website where one might find a list or dictionary of different dialects (not just Kansai dialect) or "slang" of certain regions or prefectures?
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A couple of resource related questions

I've been studying Japanese for a few months following the Genki I textbook combined with the official JLPT N5 book, which I use as a grammar and vocabulary reference. I'm now at a level in which I ...
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Resources for word nuances?

I'm currently trying to translate a speech E-J, and I'm aware I could get things wrong if I don't understand the nuances of Japanese words - which, put simply, I don't. My level is very basic, and I'm ...
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Why buy a paper J-J dictionary instead of using free on-line dictionaries?

Apart from lookup by radical in case I don't already know how to type the word, is there any advantage to buying the printed 大辞泉 over using weblio.jp and kotobank.jp? Are there more definitions? More ...
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How do I learn which verb to use with an object?

How do I learn which verb to use with an object? For example, how do I learn that when you're eating a soup, you shouldn't use "食べる", like you would in English, but instead "飲む"? And that you use "飲む"...
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Are there any websites that sell DRM-free Japanese e-books?

I'm familiar with the Japanese e-book stores Kobo, honto.jp, and Kindle, but all of their books seem to have DRM, and none of them allow you to read books on your computer. Are there any bookstores ...
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Spoken corpora resources

Can you recommend any downloadable Japanese audio database? Preferably with a free license but commercial will do as well.
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Are there any resources for determining whether a given name is more likely to be male or female?

I'm looking for some kind of resource in which I can lookup a given name (either in hiragana or kanji) and find out whether the name is more likely to belong to a person who is either male or female. ...
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Download OSX Dictionary files

I just got a new Mac a few weeks ago running Moutain Lion (10.8), and I've noticed that they changed the available Japanese dictionaries that are included in the Dictionary.app application. The new ...
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Sites like lang-8, but for handwriting

Are there any sites that are like lang-8.com, but allow reviewing of hand-writing? Is it socially acceptable to post hand-writing to lang-8 itself?
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Books on Resources for learning Japanese

Perhaps books should be split into "Readers"(?) and "Reference books". Current entry only contains reference books. I am always on the look out for good readers, ideally with parallel text, to ...
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Appropriateness of resource and news notices

Occasionally I come across recent news or databases related to Japanese. As a community, I imagine that many of us may be interested in these topics. Is it appropriate to post brief descriptions and ...
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How can I solidify my kana knowledge?

I am very new at learning Japanese. I have done some Rosetta Stone, but my friends suggested to me that I try back my study up by reading "Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version". The Kana version, ...
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How to find a Japanese-speaking flatmate

How do I find a Japanese-speaking flatmate in a place where it is not frequently spoken? (say Sydney, Australia, but totally as a hypothetical example, because I don't want to be seen as spamming) Do ...
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How do I use gogen allguide?

How do I use gogen allguide to search for the etymology of Japanese words? As far as I can tell, I'm supposed to input something into the main search bar, but sometimes I get what I'm after, and ...
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Resources for learning Japanese

Here at Japanese SE, we see many questions along the lines of "Do you know any books/programs/websites that would help me learn XYZ in Japanese?", even though we (and the stack exchange ...
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Great websites for beginner reading [duplicate]

I am wanting to focus on reading. But I'm finding it hard to find websites for kids to go on, or websites with stories for kids to read. I came across this site which has fairy tales, but I'd like ...
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Allow limited resource questions in meta?

Since resource based and general learning questions are a major point of discussion right now, what about having a handful of questions here in the meta that we can point people to in the FAQ along ...
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What is the best software/website to aid learning japanese? [duplicate]

I began learning Japanese 1 year ago. The first thing I did was to begin looking for software and websites to help me. I readily came across software like Rosetta Stone and websites like Japanese101. ...
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