Popup Japanese Dictionary

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4.1
201 reviews
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About this app

Copy any Japanese word to look up its meaning, without leaving your current screen! Popup Japanese Dictionary is an offline Japanese dictionary app that lets you look up words just by copying text. Upon copying a word, a small window will float on the screen, showing the definition(s) of the selected word.


KEY BENEFITS: Dictionary lookups made convenient!
• Free offline Japanese-English dictionary
• Displays Japanese word meanings upon copying of the word, from any screen
• Word definitions will appear in a small translucent popup window, which floats on top of the screen
• Customizable appearance - Popup window can be resized, minimized and made translucent
• Use it on demand - Turn Popup Japanese Dictionary on when you want it to listen for copied words, and easily turn it off from the notification bar when you wish to disable the dictionary. Minimize the popup window when you want to conserve screen estate; it will be automatically restored the next time you copy a word.
• Great for learning Japanese and improving JLPT vocabulary - alleviates the chore of switching apps to look up meanings, as Popup Japanese Dictionary fits smoothly into the flow of reading.


USAGE EXAMPLES
• Browse Japanese websites and forums on your favorite browser, be it Chrome, Firefox or the default Android browser, and look up word meanings without leaving your browser screen
• Translate emails by looking up unfamiliar Japanese words using Popup Japanese Dictionary
• Aids Japanese learners in consuming native Japanese material like Japanese forums and websites. Helps in learning JLPT vocabulary.
• Basically, from any app that allows you to select and copy words, Popup Japanese Dictionary can spring to action and display the definition in a window overlay on top of your screen


DETAILED FEATURE LIST
• Free offline Japanese-English dictionary
• When enabled, looks up kanji, hiragana and katakana words that are copied to the Android clipboard
• Displays word definitions in a floating window overlay (aka popup window)
• Able to deinflect most Japanese verb conjugations, to provide you with the base form meaning
• Enable/disable the dictionary at any time, when you want it to start/stop listening for copied words
• Popup window can be minimized and restored at any time
• When minimized, the popup window can automatically redisplay itself when a word is looked up
• Popup window can be moved and resized freely
• Customizable popup window appearance - colors and transparency can be configured
• Free. This app is ad-supported, but we do try to keep it classy with minimal ads


SUPPORT
If you like the app, do give us a good rating to encourage our further development. For help and feedback, drop us a mail at admin@niftygnomes.com . Help us plan our next feature roadmap!


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This package uses the JMDICT dictionary file. This file is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's licence.
http://www.edrdg.org/edrdg/licence.html
Updated on
Jun 21, 2014

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4.1
201 reviews
A Google user
February 19, 2019
It's like the Rikaikun of Android but unforunately it's a bit too basic: it popups even when you might not want it to. e.g. you're copying an English word or a phone number or URL, etc.. Also you can't edit the word being looked-up. This is a problem when copying from messaging apps like Messenger and Line which only allow copying of the entire text message so obviously it's not going to find it in the dictionary. Would be nice if it did a multi-word look-up like Takoboto and also allowed you to edit the looked-up text. If the above was fixed, I would give 5 stars.
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A Google user
February 8, 2020
I really love this app for letting me check words without leaving the browser page. Unfortunately this version doesn't work with my phone now which is on Android 10. I'm really looking for an update that will let me use this app again. Popup is essential for smooth reading experience in Japanese, so would definitely recommend.
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A Google user
May 20, 2019
Exactly what I needed, I read reviews saying try KAKU app instead, so wasted time installing that app and it was slow and clunky and difficult to use as reviews of that app say. Popup Japanese is exactly what it says it is. Smooth, fast, simple and easy to use and doesnt take up a ton of space or slow down or freeze (like KAKU) normal operations. Finally I can read Japanese news sites without the hassle and time of constantly switching btw apps to look up kanji. Thank you
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