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Resource Guide for the Study of Japanese Language: Online Dictionaries

Books and online resources for intermediate-advanced Japanese language learners.

Space ALC

Space ALC

スペースアルク
English-Japanese/Japanese-English dictionary.  To search, enter a word in the search box "英辞郎 on the Web" and click on the "英和・和英" button.  Provides a lot of sample sentences.

Kotobank

Kotobank

Kotobank which allows you to search across 77 dictionaries at once, covering variety of fields, including encyclopedia, languages, history, business and current issues.  Provided by Asahi Shinbun,

Denshi Jisho

Denshi Jisho

Denshi Jisho (meaning "electronic dictionary") is an online Japanese dictionary.  Find words in Japanese, Kanji, sentence or look up Kanji by radicals.  "The data comes from Jim Breen's WWWJDIC project and the site is developed by me, Kim Ahlström." 

Kanji Networks

Kanji Networks

"A comprehensive, illustrated dictionary with etymologies, pictographs & definitions in English, displaying also Hiragana and Katakana, the Kana used in Nihongo."