What are the best resources for translating English to Japanese?

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    #1WordReference

    WordReference
    WordReference is an online translation dictionary for English-French, English-Italian, English-Spanish, French-Spanish, Spanish-Portuguese, English-Japanese, English-Portuguese and more. You can also find definitions, synonyms, antonyms and conjugations.
    Websites

    Free

    Joseph Newman
    Written on May 25, 2017
    "I took Japanese for 1 1/2 years while I was at work and I was looking forward to this site as it's something that would've been helpful while I was studying Japanese. I didn't find the site very helpful, when I would put in a word, it would bring up a lot of Japanese characters but no English translations below them so I would know what it was saying. I had no idea where the words I searched for were or what anything else on the site said. It needs English translations by the Japanese text."
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    #2Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Translate is a free language app available for Web, Android and iOS devices. This language learning/translation platform provides access to instant translations to and from various languages, so users will have a way to communicate.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Linda Zheng
    Written on May 21, 2017
    "I love Google Translate! I use this app nearly every day. I love to study languages and many of my friends are native speakers of a variety of different languages from around the world. Google Translate not only helps me in business but when I am unsure how to say something in my social life as well. It's easy to use and has opened a whole new world of language learning to everyone."
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    #3WorldLingo

    WorldLingo
    WorldLingo, is a provider of translation and localization services and technology.
    Websites

    Free

    Emily Jacobs
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "This is a pretty good translator site. I'd recommend it if you're not looking for something on the go. "
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    #4Wordfast

    Wordfast
    Wordfast is a user-friendly, platform-independent translation memory technology for translators, LSPs, corporations, and educational institutions.
    Websites

    Free

    Raymond Hawkins
    Written on July 27, 2017
    "Wordfast is a piece of software that translates various languages on the fly. Available in standalone, online, or as a Word add-on, the service aims at making it easy for translation work to be completed. They also offer demo modes, which really helped me in evaluating the software to see how well it works. I recommend checking it out!"
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    #5SYSTRAN

    SYSTRAN
    SYSTRAN is a free online translation service that also has a pay option for a more advanced downloadable software.
    Websites

    Free

    Ni Zeng
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "This really is a great solution for translating from English to Japanese. I have been playing around with this platform for several weeks and have really enjoyed using it. It is very simple and easy to use and has been very accurate in its translations. I am fluent in both Japanese and English, so I can tell you this translator works great. I definitely recommend using it."
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    #6Jpn-Tobira (Japanese and English Edition)

    Jpn-Tobira (Japanese and English Edition)

    Jpn-Tobira is a book by Mayumi Oka that serves as a guide for learners with intermediate knowledge in the Japanese Language. It opens the door for additional studies.

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    Amy Bishop
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "The Jpn-Tobira (Japanese and English Edition) has to be one of the best translation sources out at the moment. This book is really easy to use and almost anybody looking to translate English to Japanese will find this tool useful."
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    #7Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I

    Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I

    Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese is a book by  Eri Banno that serves as a supplementary learning material for beginners in the Japanese language. 

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    Dennis Perry
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "If you are looking to learn Japanese at a nice, gradual pace, then you need this book. It will allow you to find phrases or words quickly to translate them into Japanese. I talk to a lot of people around the world online and this book has allowed me to better communicate with people from Japan. Also, you can impress your friends with you ability to speak a new language. "
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    #8Learn Japanese - WordPower

    Learn Japanese - WordPower
    Learn Japanese Wordpower is a Japanese learning app that focuses on the learning of vocabulary, something that will make you comfortable enough to speak in this language.


    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    David Perkins
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "Learning a new language on this application was a breeze. Before I knew it, I spoke Japanese."
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    #9Let's Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary

    Let's Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary

    Let's Learn Japanese Picture Dictionary is a book by Marlene Goodman that introduces the Japanese language with the help of pictures. Amateur speakers will easily understand with the help of this book. 

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    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Cute little helper dictionary that helped me learn some of the more simple translations quickly. Easy to read and the right size to carry about."
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    #10Read Japanese today

    Read Japanese today
    Read Japanese today is a book by Len Welsh that teaches the readers 300 of the most common kanji. This will help them with simple words and phrases that can be used daily. 
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    Mildred Reid
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "With such a global society, translating quickly between languages is very important to stay connected with others around the world. I have many friends in Japan even though I don't speak Japanese. Their English is great, but I'd like to be able to use their language too. Unfortunately, no book is going to be able to give you those tools in a short amount of time. Perhaps a really good translation algorithm is in order?"
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    #11Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary

    Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary
    Kodanshas Essential Kanji Dictionary is a book by Kodansha International that serves as a modern Kanji dictionary that is suited for modern man and woman with a busy schedule.
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    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "If you get this book thinking you'll automatically become a japanese speaking wizard, you'll be disappointed. This book is a great resource, but its just a one resource. Maybe it's just me, but I could only get so far just by reading. "
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    #12Japanese the Manga Way: An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure

    Japanese the Manga Way: An Illustrated Guide to Grammar and Structure

    Japanese the Manga Way is a book by Wayne Lammers that makes learning easy and fun. This book is in the form of a Manga so you will not be bored while learning the Japanese language.

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    Scott Medina
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "If you are easily getting bored while learning a new language, Japanese the Manga Way is for you. So far it is made for Japanese language only, but they should make it available for other languages, at least for comics if Manga is not available in that language."
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    #13Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow

    Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow

    Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow is a book by Kakuko Shoji that guides learners how to create and pronounce words and phrases. It also widens the vocabulary and emotive expressions. 

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    Reyansh Kadam
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This was a really neat book. The techs they use were really interesting and easy to remember./"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for translating English to Japanese
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WordReferenceWebsites 6 Free
2Google TranslateApps 4 Free
3WorldLingoWebsites 3 Free
4WordfastWebsites 2 Free
5SYSTRANWebsites 1 Free
6Jpn-Tobira (Japanese and English Edition)Books 0 Paid
7Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese IBooks 0 Paid
8Learn Japanese - WordPower Apps 0 Paid
9Let's Learn Japanese Picture DictionaryBooks 0 Paid
10Read Japanese todayBooks 0 Paid
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