Japanese-English Dictionary for Android

JED is an offline Japanese English dictionary for Android devices based on Jim Breen's Edict and Kanjidic2, Jim Rose's kradfile2 and the Tanaka corpus.


The application

  • ... has about 170.000 entries originating from Edict
  • ... has about 4500 kanji entries originating from Kanjidic2.


  • ... can be done using kanji, hiragana, katakana or romaji.
  • ... returns results immediately as the search field does change.
  • ... can be filtered by characters, commonality or meaning and reading.
  • ... can be narrowed to a certain category of words (like verbs or nouns).
  • ... can return up to 1000 results via pagination.


  • ... can be used to create vocabulary lists.
  • ... can be merged, modified and searched.
  • ... can be exported to Google Docs or Anki file.


  • ... every elements can be copied to the clipboard.
  • ... a notepad is available at any time for simple editing.
  • ... viewed items can be reviewed under the History menu.
  • ... kanji can be searched using radicals narrowing.


  • This software has included material from the JMdict (EDICT, etc.) dictionary files in accordance with the licence provisions of the Electronic Dictionaries Research Group.
    EDRG website and Edict website
  • This software has included data from Kanji Cafe's Radical decomposition (KRADFILE2).
  • This software wouldn't be what it is without a number of factor. Without any particular order:


This software is provided 'AS IS' without any guarantees or warranty.


This application is available in the Android Market


JED requires a device running Android OS 1.5+. After downloading the dictionary file an Internet connection is not required.