While I personally do not use online dictionaries anymore, I have done research for those people who haven't any tools except public computers. In this chapter, we will discuss online dictionaries and their search options.
Right mouse click on Dictionary Service as in Fig. 3-1.
Repeat step 2.
[Figure 3-1. Asahi Shinbun's Dictionary Service]
If you have successfully followed my instructions, you will get Fig. 3-2.
Please have two dictionary service windows like Fig. 3-2.
[Figure 3-2. Two Dictionary Service Windows]
You have to choose at least one dictionary, otherwise you will get an error message. Let's search "gakusei" like Chapter 2. (Please refer to Fig. 3-3.)
[Figure 3-3. The Searching result]
Let's assume that you do not know how to read ×, then just copy and paste it into the other window to search for it. This makes it easy to track your main window of contents.
If you have successfully followed my instructions, you will get Fig. 3.4.
[Figure 3-4. The ap Searching result]
[Japanese Search Options]
®Sêvõ : This search option is for an exact match -- which we've done so far.
Oûêvõ : This search option will bring up all the vocabulary sharing the same kanji "prefix"(the first kanji in the compound). Ex.) ¶ will return all vocabulary starting with¶. Please refer to Fig. 3-5.
[Figure 3-5. Oûêvõ]
ãûêvõ : This search option will bring up sharing the same kanji "suffix" (the final kanji in the compound). Ex) ¶ will return all the vocabulary ending with¶. Please refer to Fig. 3-6.
S¶õ : This search option will bring any word with any matching kanji anyplace in the dictionary. Please refer to Fig. 3-7.