Using the Multi-Word Search
Searching by entering a list of Japanese words
If you have a list of words that you would like to search the dictionary for, you can use the multi-word search to find all the words in one go. This is an especially useful feature if you are copying vocabulary from a textbook to create your own custom list to use on Tanoshii Japanese.
To start, select "List of Japanese Words" as the search type to use.
You may then enter the list of words to search for in the textbox below. Note that the words may be separated by either a space character, or a carriage return character as below.
After you have entered the list of words to search for, click on the search button, this will search the dictionary and find all matching entries for your search.
You may either scroll through the search results, or you may click on each word to see the results in the mini-dictionary.
When performing a multi-word search, you may enter each word using either Kanji, Furigana, or Romaji.
Searching by entering a passage of Japanese text
The multi-word search also allows you to search for all words in a short passage of Japanese text. This feature will automatically break down the passage into words, and find each entry in the dictionary. This feature is particularly useful when you are reading from a Japanese page or document and there is multiple words in the sentence that you do no know, or for cases when you are not sure where each word begins and ends within the sentence.
To start, select "Passage of Japanese Text" as the search type to use.
You may then copy the passage of Japanese text you wish to search into the textbox below.
You can now click search which will break down the passage into words and find the entry for each word in the dictionary.
The search results allow you to show or hide furigana within the passage, as well as hear audio for the passage by clicking on the speaker icon.
All matching dictionary entries are listed in order on the page which you may scroll through, or you can click on each word to view the entry in the mini-dictionary.