Since the beginning, one of our main objectives has always been to inspire passion in the Japanese language. In fact, even before the JapanDict Japanese dictionary was launched, we already had the @learnkanji Twitter account posting a new Japanese word every day. Around three years ago we also launched our Learn Japanese Facebook page with the same philosophy, posting every day a different Japanese word with the English translation. Both of them have been very successful and we believe they are a good resource for Japanese students and enthusiasts all around the world. Today, we are very proud to introduce two new services we’ve been recently working on: the Learn Japanese Telegram channel and the JapanDict Telegram bot.
Telegram is a free messaging app which is gaining more and more users over the time. Similar in some aspects to WhatsApp, it has more features and some of them are really interesting.
Learn Japanese Telegram Channel
A Telegram channel is a tool for broadcasting public messages to a large group of people. In fact, it’s not that different from a normal chat, but the messages go one way only.
This allows us to create a new way to send a Japanese word every day. The new Learn Japanese Telegram Channel isn’t that different from the @learnkanji Twitter account or the Learn Japanese Facebook page, but this time it is possible to receive the daily Japanese word directly in Telegram as a chat message. We believe it is a new and useful way to learn Japanese vocabulary with no effort.
JapanDict Telegram Bot
A bot in Telegram is like a normal account but operated by software. In fact it’s no different from a normal chat session, but instead of talking to a person, you talk to a machine.
The JapanDict Telegram bot allows you to make any query to your favourite Japanese dictionary using a normal chat. It is now possible to search for Japanese words talking directly to the dictionary in a chat session. This new way of using the dictionary is much faster: you don’t even need to open your web browser!
How do I use them?
It’s very easy. First of all, you need to install Telegram and create an account if you don’t have one already. It’s free and there is an app for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. It’s also possible to use it from your desktop computer as well.
Once you have Telegram installed, just click the following buttons to join us!
Give them a try and let us know what you think.
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