zkanji is a feature rich Japanese language study suite and dictionary for Windows. It has several kanji look-up methods, optional example sentences for many Japanese words, vocabulary printing, JLPT levels indicated for words and kanji for all N levels, spaced-repetition system for studying and more. Visit http://zkanji.sourceforge.net for details


  • Japanese-English and English-Japanese dictionary
  • Recognize/insert kanji drawn with the mouse or tablet
  • Japanese word tests to help you study
  • Animated stroke-order diagrams
  • Find words relevant to the Japanese-Language Profeciency Test (JLPT), including an approximation of the N3 level.
  • Look up kanji using several methods together
  • Type an inflected/conjugated word and see what inflections altered the word
  • Print word list for offline study
  • Small dictionary window that floats above other windows
  • Browse through thousands of example sentences taken from the free Tanaka Corpus
  • Make your own custom dictionary (for non-native English speakers)

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  • Ichiban! I use this pretty much everyday, it is an awesome program that I can no longer do without. Thank you for all of your time & hard work that went into this <3 zkanji wa sugoi!

  • Very Good!! I hope everyone enjoy it as I did! now I can practice more!! (with examples! F5)

  • zKanji, you've grant me a English-Japanese Dictionary. Great! This is what I looking for trainning my Japanese Skills.

  • Zkanji works perfectly.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Pretty nice especially for the fact that it's really small and simple. Highly recommended.

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Intended Audience

Education, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows)

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