Links to Practice Foreign Languages

Current Languages Offered:


    • Online English / Japanese Dictionary
    • Jim Breen's Japanese English Dictionary Server
    • Denshi Jisho - similar dictionary to Jim Breen’s but easier to use
    • Tagaini Jisho - free downloadable online dictionary with kanji lookup-tool
    • Rikai is a Japanese-English web page translator. It also contains Kanji flashcards to help you practise radicals and their combinations. Recommended by VUW Japanese teachers.
    • POPjisyio - POPjisyo is a free web based pop-up dictionary for Japanese,Chinese, Korean, and other languages. Read foreign language web sites with pop-up hints by moving the mouse over words you want to look up!
    • Japanese Wikipedia - a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, with a range of articles about almost anything
    • Rikaichan - a browser extension that translates Japanese text as you mouse over it with one of four languages – English, German, French and Russian. Has word definitions, and information for kanji e.g. stroke number, radical...


** Links obtained from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand **