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Is there any online dictionary or program you can download which will tell you how to say a certain work or anything that will sound out words typed in, in Kana?

Thanks,

Sam
 

KrazyKat

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Jim breen's WWWJIDC is possibly 'the' online dictionary.
WWWJDIC: Word Search

It gives the pronunciations of words in kana for you too.

I also like JWPce.


If you are asking for something that has sound files, you shouldn't really need it even if it exists.
 

AllMakesCombined

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Kana is the easy part.. I'd like to see something like rikai.com that takes kanji and puts it in romanji. I'm just a beginner at Japanese myself (teaching myself about a month or so). It's the kanji I need to get used to. Even then, it's hard to learn kanji using rikai.com unless I set my text size on my browser to super huge so I can actually see what it looks like.

Anyway.. this is as good as I've found: http://www.rikai.com

It will translate only kanji to English and hirigana for you... As for the actual vocabulary, every tool I've found is practically useless...
 

MeAndroo

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You can try downloading the NJStar word processor. It has a built in dictionary where you can paste kanji and look them up. It's not all-encompassing though, and sometimes has problems with special compounds, like a company name.
 
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