Japanese-English dictionary

Enter the Japanese word you wish to translate to English in the above search box. The search scans both Japanese to English and the reverse so you can find Japanese translations of English words as well. You can narrow your search in the Japanese-English dictionary with the aid of search filters if an overwhelming number of results should be returned. You can filter for grammar, style, region and more.

Search the Japanese dictionary by letter

The alphabet feature lets you search the Japanese-English dictionary directly. Choose a character below to go to and start browsing a full list of Japanese words and phrases. Simply click the appropriate Japanese phrase or word to see all the English from Japanese translations.

Below you will find all the latest Japanese phrases and words that have been added by users to the Japanese-English dictionary. You can help us by confirming the correct Japanese-English translations. You also have the option of amending a Japanese translation suggested for the Japanese-English dictionary if you feel that it is incorrect or lacks important information.

Help us in our effort to improve the Japanese-English dictionary and become the largest free online dictionary in the world. Become a part of the bab.la community: Every new translation and every additional user makes the Japanese dictionary even better. Japanese-English translations may diverge strongly for different fields. The English translation of a Japanese technical term might be completely different from the same Japanese expression in a different field or different context. Users sharing their knowledge and adding new translations to the Japanese-English dictionary is by far the fastest way for the dictionary to grow and improve. To make sure that all additions in the Japanese-English dictionary are in fact correct and without errors, all suggestions need to be approved by 10 other users. Until they have been approved the Japanese-English translations will show up in the dictionary, but will be marked as unverified.
Become a registered user by signing up today and enjoy the benefits of belonging to the bab.la community. You collect points for the world ranking when you add new Japanese words to the dictionary. If you are unclear on how to use a Japanese word in a sentence or its correct translation, then just ask other bab.la users. In the Japanese-English forum bab.la users help each other with translations and other questions about Japanese language.