Tip on finding ALL jukugo for a kanji

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Electronic dictionaries: Tips for finding ALL Jukugo for a Kanji using a Seiko Dictionary

You may notice, like kanji paper dictionaries, most electronic dictionaries will display the jukugo that starts with that kanji. So for example if you hit the 'jukugo' button on the kanji page for 感 it will display hits like 感情 or 感心 (jukugo that start with 感) but it won't display jukugo like 音感 since it doesn't start with 感.

Please note: A customer of mine emailed me this VERY HELPFUL tip. He gave me permission to tell other students about this, but I seem to have lost his name (this has been over 2 years ago). If you wrote this, please feel free to write your name at the bottom.

This works with Seiko dictionaries - Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work with Canon models


It seems that most, if not all, of these denshi jisho use the Kanjigen Kanji dicitonary. And, while it is good, it does seem to be missing a lot of componds - even some really common ones. It used to really bother me, but then I figured out how to get this SR-T6500 to let me search thru the entire 230,000 word Koujien dictionary for any compound that I'm looking for. You might already know how, but I'll go ahead and give the steps for accomplishing this, anyhow:

1. Open up the 漢字源, and bring up the entry for ANY one of the kanji that is in the compound you are looking for. 2. Hit the ジャンプ key (It will then say
"[決定/訳] キーで広辞苑にジャンプします" (Pressing the "Kettei/Yaku" key will jump to the Koujien dictionary), and then jump on the kanji character itself (The one that the cursor starts on).
3. It will then say, "広辞苑へジャンプします" (Jumping to the Koujien dictionary).
4. You can now scan thru an alphabetical listing of ALL words in the dictionary, that have the kanji you jumped on in it. Find the word you are looking for, and then go ahead and jump to the J-E dictionary.<p>It might be a little bit of a pain if there ends up being a huge list of words to look thru, but it's a LOT better than not being able to find the compound you're looking for, at all. The other good thing about this method is that you can find a compound just by knowing ONE of the kanji in it. For example, you could find 決定 by either using 決 or 定. You don't have to always know the first character, like you have when looking up compounds normally in the 漢字源. Anyhow, isn't it great?! :) If my instructions are bad, let me know, and I'll go ahead and put up a better explanation (withpictures) on the net.

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