I just found this awesome new plugin for Firefox. It’s called Rikaichan, which sorta translates to “comprehension-chan.” It automatically detects Japanese text in your browser (assuming you have Japanese fonts installed), and as you mouse over the words, it gives you a translation. I’m not too sure how accurate all of the translations are, but for the words in Japanese I do understand, the plugin checks out. The plugin even offers a detailed Kanji view that should be great for any students of Japanese. Study while you browse! A shameless plug for Round Table follows:
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I want to use this to increase words and vocabulary. As I have been away from English for long periods.
Be careful about upgrading Firefox, it will disable this plugin