JiShop

Japanese-English electronic dictionary with special focus on kanji characters

  
  
JiShop
Japanese-English kanji dictionary
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What is JiShop

JiShop is a powerful electronic dictionary designed to provide comprehensive information about the Chinese characters used in Japanese, known as kanji. JiShop differs from other electronic kanji dictionaries by its original look-up system, which fully employs the advantages of a computer. There are no key elements in JiShop; all radicals (634 versus traditional 214) are treated equally (read more...)

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The look-up system used in JiShop provides multi-radical search based on the scrollable table of 634 kanji radicals. Left-click on a radical to select it for search.


JiShop 8.0, table of radicals

To make navigation through the table simple and quick, the options of highlighting and compression are provided. Right-click on a radical to highlight radicals relevant to it. Right-click again or press the spacebar to compress.


Highlighting
Highlighting
 
Compression
Compression

You can search for a kanji by selecting all or some of its radicals from the table. There are two modes of search, and a number of additional settings.

Search            Selected                       

Search results                         
                         Search results                         
Unfolded list of search results
                         Unfolded list                         
Dictionary entry                         
Dictionary entry               

Another way to look up a kanji is drawing it in JiPad written input tool.

JiPad


JiShop also contains a phonetic dictionary, i.e. a dictionary of Japanese words. The kanji compounds it stores are used in kanji dictionary entries, to illustrate the usage of characters. The phonetic dictionary can be also used independently to find words by their reading, meaning. or kanji writing.

Search for words by kanji
Word search

Search for words by radicals
Word search

Phonetic dictionary
Phonetic dictionary


JiShop provides detailed information about each kanji radical.

Information about a radical



With Kanji drill option, you can check your knowledge of kanji and kana.

Kanji drill



Other features:

  • Search for kanji by reading, meaning or number of strokes;
  • Full decomposition of a kanji;
  • Stroke-order diagrams;
  • Kanji magnification;
  • Custom groups of characters for the kanji drill;
  • 20 grades of kanji utility;
  • Various settings and customization options;