Questions tagged [resources]

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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 network in ...
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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. ...