Are you tired of dictionaries that only provide a one-word translation of a Japanese word?
Do you wish it gave you a real definition, just like a real Japanese dictionary would?
Then fear not, the Japanese2English dictionary is for you!
What is it?
Bilingual dictionaries usually only give one-word translations of Japanese words and the reader only have an approximate meaning. Japanese2English, on the other hand, aims at giving fully-fledged definitions, written in English, of a Japanese word.
But it’s empty!
For the time being, yes. Like most wikis, Japanese2English is a community-driven project, and that means that you get to decide what it becomes!
How can I help?
Add new pages
Obviously, the most needed contributions are new pages. If you feel up to the task, head to “Create a new page” to get started.
See that button in the top-right corner?
Review existing information
If you prefer not to start from scratch, feel free to visit existing pages and check that everything is okay. If you spot a mistake or if you want to add more information, edit the page!
Of course, we aren’t all fluent Japanese speakers, and contributing to a page requires knowledge you may not have. Don’t worry, there are plenty more ways you can help. Simply sharing your impressions and your ideas in this very thread is already helping a lot.
Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of questions and tasks that need attention.
- Defining a real template page
- What sections?
- In what order?
- With what information?
- Define categories to help navigation
- Write guidelines for contributors
- Check whether Wikia meets requirements for such a project
- Keep an eye out for other wiki hosting services