Learn Japanese Through Pictures

Todaiji, Nara

Oh God! Someone please help this kid.
oh-! dareka kono kodomo wo tasukete kudasai.

He is stuck.
hikkakatteiru yo.

how to say STUCK in japanese

The hole size in the pillar is said to have the same size as the Buddha`s nostril. By going through the pillar, some say it is for enlightenment, some say for happiness and some say it is for getting rid of evil. Whatever the significance, it is for good. Most small children will get through easily. There are some cases where adults trying to get through, but got 引っかかる hikkakaru stuck. Someone had to pull him out.
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Todaiji, Kyoto

At the front door of the Todaiji temple.
 todaiji no genkan de

 You will see the Great Buddha once you enter the temple.
haittara daibutsu ga miete kimasu.

How to Say GREAT BUDDHA in Japanese

The 大仏 daibutsu Great Buddha is a bronze statue that span 48 feet high and weigh 500 metric tonnes.


Todaiji, Kyoto

 Could you see the golden horns on the roof?
okujou ni kiniro no tsuno ga miemasu ka.

How to Say ROOF in Japanese

On the 屋上 okujou roof, they are not horns but the tail of a fish. It is symbol of protection against fire.

Todaiji, Kyoto

This is huge.
kyodai desu ne.

 It written on the ticket. See how big it is.
chiketto ni kaite arimasu. dono gurai kyodai ka mite kudasai.

How to Say HUGE in Japanese

The Todaiji was built in year 798. They managed to built something so 巨大 kyodai huge so long ago. It is simply amazing.


In the previous post, Japanese EnglishDictionary: Best 2 for Learning Japanese, we have introduced one great dictionary for learning Japanese. In this post, we are going to introduce the next best dictionary which I have used extensively since the beginning of my learning journey. I feel that it provides more examples than WWWJDIC: Word Search.


You may input the word you want to search in English or Japanese (kana).

If you input in Japanese (kana)

You will get a list of examples in Japanese with English translation.
The examples are mostly extracted from some reliable sources such as newspapers, articles, magazines, etc.
From here, you can see how they utilize the words, how they structure the sentence, how they express their meanings, etc. For me, I find it very useful.

On the other hand, if you input in English;

Similarly, you will get a list of examples in English with Japanese translation.
What I like is that some expression in English cannot be directly translated into Japanese. They would look up the closest Japanese words or phrases that best match with what you want to say.

Combine both the dictionaries. I am sure it will help you greatly in your journey in learning Japanese.
Explore the dictionaries. Type in any words and start doing a series of word searches. Learn from the examples. Hope you will have a great time with the dictionaries.Good luck.
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Learn Japanese Through Pictures


Learn Japanese Through Pictures


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