Japanese Example Sentences8.76MB. Updated 2019-02-21. Supports both Anki 2.0.x and 2.1.x.
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EDIT: Works on an older version of anki.
Previously I was searching for sentences manually in the internet, so it really saves some time for me!
Great add-on. I use it permanently while studying Japanese.
But now I have decided that my English needs some brushing up, especially by expanding vocabulary.
Is there any chance that this add-on could be used for more than one language?
I suppose that finding a supply of suitable example sentences in English on the web would not be that difficult.
Since the example sentences database with the plugin is by now quiet ancient (4y+) and the URL has changed from the one given in the description, here are new steps to update:
1. Download examples.utf.gz from either
2. Extract the gzip archive, rename the examples.utf file to japanese_examples.utf
3. Move it into your Anki's addons folder, overwriting the old file in it
4. Delete the old japanese_examples.pickle from the same folder. It will be recreated next time Anki starts (takes a few seconds).
(With Anki closed during 3&4, obviously.)
Perhaps you could update the script to give us the option to separate Japanese sentences from the translation, i.e., the option to place the J sentence in a certain field and the English Sentence in a certain field, well at least for me it'd be really useful.
I started using this app today and I can see how it's gonna improve the quality of my flashcards a lot.
I was so close to starting to do it manually which woulda been a pain...
Anyhow, sometimes cards that i have will have multiple Kanji usages in the Expression field (i import from Imiwa). They are seperated by " , " (just the comma..). The Add-On can't find any examples for those obviously and I was wondering if maybe a method similar to the whole bracket or / would work there---
Really good application which makes my life much easier. The only reason i give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it needs a function that would make it much better. If you could insert the sentence and translated sentence into two seperate boxes/fields, you would be able to make ordinary sentece cards, just by inputting a word. That sir, would be awesome.