Drills: How do I read this?

Kira Resari
Asked 4 years ago


Here's something that has happened to me more than once:

I come across a drill, such as:

"What is the meaning of the following word: 足りる"

...and I know the correct answer, however I can't remember how to pronounce it. So I look it up in the dirctionary (with some difficulty, since I can't copy/paste the word, and am having trouble finding the kanji using radicals), or at the very least I try to, because upon entering "足りる" in the Japanese search in the dictionary, all I get is a "ごめんなさい, Looks like there were no matches in our dictionary."

So, there's two issues here: First, it's not possible to copy kanji and kana in the drills in case you want to look something up, and second, for some reason I can't find the page for "足りる" (which exists as https://www.nihongomaster.com/dictionary/entry/38824/tariru ) by lookign for "足りる". I had to look up the correct reading on jisho.org, and then look for "tariru" in the Nihongomaster dictionary to find this.

Has anyone else observed similar situations, and are there any good ideas for how to remedy this?

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

2 Answers


Yeah, happened to me too, when i used dictionary. When i cant remember the pronounciation, i copy paste it to google translate. It shows the pronounciaton in romaji below.

Answered 4 years ago

But how can you copy the words in the drills?

Kira Resari
Commented 4 years ago


Hi all, we're actually hard at work revamping our dictionary search to behave better in this fashion.  We hope to have this done in the next couple of weeks.  I will personally reach out to you once we have it in place so we can get your opinion!

Answered 4 years ago

Awesome! I'm looking forward to this! Just make sure to keep in mind that an improved dictionary search will not be very useful if you can't copy the kanji in question from the drills - after all, you can't very well write them using the furigana input system if you don't know the correct pronunciation.

Kira Resari
Commented 4 years ago