Japanese/English word search
Type or paste any Japanese or English into the search area. If you enter Japanese, Kanshudo will search for:
  1. Exact matches for your search
    Eg: 日本人町 will find exact match 日本人町
  2. Words starting with your search
    Eg: 日本人 will find 日本人会, 日本人町 etc
  3. Japanese words contained within your search
    Eg: 神戸製鋼所 will find 神戸, 製鋼, and 製鋼所
  4. Japanese words which could match your search if conjugated
    Eg: 話しています will find 話す, 話し etc
If you enter English, Kanshudo will search for any Japanese words which include your search in their meaning, prioritizing words which match your search exactly.

Click on any word in the search results to see more details and example sentences. Note: words will only appear once - ie, if a word appears in one category, it won't appear in another even if it also matches that category.
You can also perform special word searches. To use a keyword search, you must be logged in, and some searches are restricted to PRO users.
  • Usefulness: ufn:1 (you can also find words organized by usefulness in the Collections)
  • New! JLPT: jlpt:3 (you can also find words organized by JLPT in the Collections)
  • Your personal mastery level: mymastery:1
  • A combination of usefulness and your personal mastery level: mymastery:3 ufn:1
  • New! The counter keyword lets you search for use of a kanji or expression as a counter: counter:日 Very useful for understanding how readings of a kanji change as you count!
  • New! The expression keyword helps you find useful expressions based on a word. This is extremely useful for making your Japanese idiomatic and natural! For example: expression:目
If you are only interested in the kanji in your search, use Kanji search or Quick search.
See ADVANCED SEARCH for all ways to search.
Kanshudo is your AI Japanese tutor, and your constant companion on the road to mastery of the Japanese language. To get started learning Japanese, just follow the study recommendations on your Dashboard. You can use Quick search (accessible using the icon at the top of every page) to look up any Japanese word, kanji or grammar point, as well as to find anything on Kanshudo quickly. For an overview, take the tour.
Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points, examples), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.