Vocabulary Card – 字引 – jibiki

Furigana: じびき

Romaji: jibiki

Meaning: dictionary

Level: JLPT N5

Word Type: noun


Kanji Meaning Onyomi Kunyomi JLPT
character JI aza 4
to pull, to make IN hi(ku), hi(keru) 4

It literally means 字を引く – ji o hiku – to check a character.


Kanji 私は日本語の字引をよく使います。
Furigana わたしはにほんごのじびきをよくつかいます。
Romaji watashi wa nihongo no jibiki o yoku tsukaimasu.
English I often use a Japanese dictionary.



Kanji Furigana
Romaji Meaning JLPT
辞書 じしょ jisho dictionary 5
辞典 じてん jiten dictionary


Kanji Furigana
Romaji Meaning JLPT

Related words

Kanji Furigana
Romaji Meaning JLPT
調べる しらべる shiraberu to investigate, to enquire


  1. Jisho is synonym of Jibiki, but as present Japan people prefer use Jihso i/o Jibiki when I was asking to Japan people. Is it right? Japan people said that Jibiki is the old vocabulary

    • Nicolas says:

      You are absolutely right. I will next also post the word jisho. However, both are on the list of words required for the JLPT, so I post both of them.

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