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I want to know how Japanese dictionaries are organized, as Japanese doesn't use the roman alphabet "a,b,c,d..."

Do they instead organize words by あ、い、う、え、お? Or do they do it but kanji radical? Or something else?

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    Possible duplicate: japanese.stackexchange.com/q/58020/9831 – Chocolate Dec 13 '18 at 16:45
  • Ok, so for kana that makes sense, but what about kanji? Do they have a separate dictionary? – Shadow Dec 13 '18 at 16:48
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  • Oh, didn't think to check Wikipedia, thanks – Shadow Dec 13 '18 at 16:50
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    There are two dictionary types: one that lists kanji characters and is just for kanji lookup, which is organized for 字形引き【じけいびき】, and another that is more like a dictionary that English speakers would be used to that lists words, not characters. A regular word dictionary in Japanese is (always?) organized by kana order, which (for the modern language) is your basic あ・い・う・え・お、か・き・く・け・こ、 etc. ordering. – Eiríkr Útlendi Dec 13 '18 at 17:36

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