look up "word" and you don't get "ことば"
  • If you look up 言葉 (ことば) you will find it means (among other things) "word"
    But if you look up "word" then you will not get 言葉, even though that is probably what you want.
  • There are more than one page of results, if you look carefully you'll find 言葉. (page 14 when I checked) The dictionary used by this site is only Japanese->English, but Kim is already working on an improved (next) version of jisho, which will fix these problems (it would yield 単語 and 言葉 as the first two results for word). So stay tuned, and use another dictionary for Eng->Jap in the meanwhile, such as

    http://dic.yahoo.co.jp/dsearch?enc=UTF-8&p=word&dtype=1&dname=1na&stype=0&pagenum=1&index=081105000

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