Rikaichan has been of a great help for me to learn Japanese and surf Japanese pages. I thought it could be a good idea to let other members know and benefit of this free software.

What is this Rikaichan thing ?.

For the sake of clarity I have copy the description from its Internet page,
it is really amassing, if you use Firefox have a try and you will not regret it. By the way, I am not related to Rikaichan neither do I know their creators, it is just a good tool for free.

rikaichan is a popup Japanese-English/German/French/Russian dictionary extension for Firefox.


* Simple to use, just hover the mouse on top of a Japanese word.
* Automatically de-inflects verbs and adjectives.
* Has an optional toolbar that allows you to manually type the word to lookup.
* Detailed kanji view shows meaning/keyword in English, on/kun readings, and other information.
* Hiragana, katakana and half-width katakana are treated the same making it possible to lookup stylized/emphasized words.

This extension is licensed under GNU General Public License v2.

Any way, I hope it helps.