About Japanese dictionary

About Japanese dictionary

Online Japanese dictionary will show you some of the Japanese symbols written in Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji from photographs taken in Japan. You will see the pictures of various Japanese signs used in Japan. There is a range of written styles, both vertical and horizontal left to right. How many can you recognise them? Read them and work out the English meaning, and learn Japanese language for real communication!

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Japanese katakana symbols of taxi



Japanese katakana symbols of taxi

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


In Japan we call a taxi the same as in English and use katakana symbols to write.

The picture below shows the Japanese katakana symbols of Taxi.
The first four symbols are Taxi in Japanese and the rest of them are child and the numbers 110. What does 110 mean in Japan?

It is a number for police.

So it says taxi child 110.


Japanese symbols magagine



Japanese symbols magagine

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


Traditionary Japanese symbols are written vertically.
As you can see the pictures, the Japanese characters are in vertical.
This is an old type Japanese magagine which bring up a quite serious topic about the Japanese economic.

On a Japanese newspaper,as this magagine, all Japanese symbols are written vertically except some advertising texts.

But the latest magagine write characters horizontally and use some English as well.


Stick in Japanese symbols



Stick in Japanese symbols

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


It has been a while since thd last update on our Japanese dictionary.

Today we have uploaded the picture of medicated stick which is used for dry mouth.

As you can see, the Japanese symbols are the name of the stick and they are written in katakana symbols.

Because we use the katakana characters for non Japanese words.


Marry in Japanese



Marry in Japanese

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


Today’s Japanese dictionary show you how to write [Marry] in Japanese.

We use two kanji symbols to write it and Marry Japanese symbols are pronunced as Kekkon in Japanese.

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Japanese symbols of eat



Japanese symbols of eat

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


Today’s picture show you how to write [Let’s eat]in Japanese symbols.

It is pronunced as Ta be yo u in Japanese.

The first kanji symbol is kanji and other two Japanese symbols are hiragana symbols which support kanji character.


Thursday Japanese symbols



Thursday Japanese symbols

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


Today’s Japanese dictionary show the Japanese symbols of Thursday.

In Japanese, Mokuyoubi is Thursday and normally only first symbol is used to represent.


Japanese symbol of map



Japanese symbol of map

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


Today’s Japanese dictionary shows a map.

There are Japanese symbols of map, traffic and guidance.

交通・地図のご案内

The first 2 Japanese symbols are traffic, the next 2 symbols are map, the next 1 word written in hiragana symbol is a conjunction word, and finally the last three Japanese symbols are guidance.


Japanese symbols of McDonald



Japanese symbols of McDonald

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


Today the Japanese dictionary will show you the Japanese symbols of McDonald.

In Japan, we have the morning set called AsaMac which means Goodmornig McDonald.

Today’s Japanese dictionary picture is showing the package of flies. There are Japanese symbols of Goodmorning which is written in kanji symbol followed by Japanese symbols of McDonald which is written in katakana symbols.

By combining these Japanese kanji and katakana symbols, AsaMc Japanese symbols are written.


Timetable in Japan railway



Timetable in Japan railway

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


Japan’s railway is very convinient. A train arrive exactly on time as the timetable tell you so.

Today’s Japanese dictionary show you a timetable in Japan’s railway.

As you can see, times for arriving and departing a train are stated. The timetable is also separated by weekdays and weekend. So you see Japanese symbols of weekday and Saturday and Sunday kanji symbols to represent the weekend.


Notice in Japanese



Notice in Japanese

Originally uploaded by Japanese news.


The Japanese dictionary will show you the Japanese symbols for notice.

This picture was actually taken in my apartment’ elavator.

Apparently, the owner of the apartment has put this notice to tells tenants about a new event.

In Japanese, the Japanese symbols mean “to all tenants”.