Convert Kanji (漢字) and Websites to Romaji or Hiragana (and translate Japanese to
A resource for studying Japanese and kanji, improving vocabulary or reading manga &
With most nihongo (日本語), the translator has an accuracy rate of over 99%.
I've added (or will shortly add) new features such as history, starring vocabulary items, writing
notes, substituting translations etc. and these will need a login. Additionally, the parser is
more accurate, some words have usage notes, and I'll be adding Japanese lessons etc.
In short, with the majority of users using adBlockers (which I understand) the running costs,
which are substantial, are no longer covered by the ads. Also, there are issues with robots
sending huge numbers of translation requests which a login system will prevent. In simple terms,
it meant last year I was paying out of pocket to keep the site running!
The site will essentially be run as 'pay-as-much-as-you-want' donation-ware for digital currency
with various options for Paypal ranging from $2 and up. This will allow the site to continue.
After beta ends, those who donate will have no
limits on use, and those who don't will be restricted to a shorter conversions. Just treating me
to a few of coffees a year will keep the site running and improving .
No more ads for most users
Ads aren't a good experience anyway, so they are now removed and will be permanently removed for
users who donate.
Depending on your feedback, I may tweak the homepage to have one ad. However,
I'd prefer to do away with them altogether.
As the site is now mobile friendly, there is no need to have an app (although I may make one in
the future). So essentially, it works like an app.
I'm committed to continually improving the site, and will continue to add new features such as
speaking practice, example sentences, flash cards, grammar lessons, etc.
Thank you for your understanding,
PS: The old parser is now permanently closed.
This shows the yellow rollover with the short definition and reading.
When you click the word, the longer definition appears.
You may prefer to choose one or the other.
You may prefer to turn off the pop option.
Main Option & Simple (roll + pop)
These are essentially the same. The main option outputs the words with the reading and meanings
above and below, while the simple reading just shows the romaji (or kana). You can toggle these
options anyway, but this saves a click or two if you regularly use one or the other.
We're glad you stopped by!
But please understand that without advertising this website wouldn't be here.