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{{Nihongo foot|English|Kanji|Rōmaji|extra|extra2|post=,|group=group}}

<references group="group" />
English,[group 1]
  1. Kanji Rōmaji, extra extra2

This template marks the Kanji segment as being in Japanese Kanji, which helps user agents (web browsers and so on) to display it correctly. It also applies the t_nihongo_kanji CSS class. The footnote generated is called using the <references />.



  • <English>. Optional. The word as translated into English. Note that this will sometimes be the actual Japanese word due to it being adopted into English.
  • <kanji/kana>. Required when <rōmaji> is empty or omitted. The word as written using Japanese script (kanji, kana).
  • <rōmaji>. Required when <kanji/kana> is empty. Transliteration of the Japanese word, using Hepburn Romanization.
  • <extra>. Optional. Can be used to add a gloss (particularly if there is no English form). Can also be expressed as a named parameter, extra=
  • <extra2>. Optional. Can also be expressed as a named parameter, extra2=. It is only useful in ";" definitions (extra2 will be displayed without bold, whereas text following the template will get the bold).
  • lead=yes. Optional. This should be used for the first instance of Japanese, usually in the lead. It gives the reader an idea what kind of non-English writing they are viewing.
  • post=<postscript>. Optional. Additional characters, such as commas, added after the visible English name but before the reference.
  • group<group name>. Optional. Can be used to define a custom references group. The group is then called by using <references group="group" /> instead of the normal <references />.
  • lead=yes. Optional. This should be used for the first instance, usually a footnote in the lead. It gives the reader an idea what kind of non-English writing they are viewing.


Regular use

{{Nihongo foot|English|英語|eigo}}

<references />
  1. 英語 eigo

With group defined

{{Nihongo foot|English|英語|eigo|group=nb}}

<references group="nb" />
English[nb 1]
  1. 英語 eigo

User style

User style can be set by adding code similar to

@media screen, tv {
	*[lang="ja"] {
		color: green;


@media screen, tv {
	.t_nihongo_kanji {
		color: green;

to your common.css.

Error messaging

This template emits one error message of its own:

error: {{nihongo foot}}: Japanese or romaji text required

One of the positional parameters <kanji/kana> ({{{2}}}), the 'Japanese' referred to in the error message or <rōmaji> ({{{3}}}) is required for proper operation of this template. Articles with these errors are collected in Category:Nihongo template errors (0).

This error often occurs because the template is malformed:

{{Nihongo foot|東京タワー}} instead of {{Nihongo foot||東京タワー}}; 東京タワー is in {{{1}}} (<English>) instead of {{{2}}} (<kanji/kana>). To resolve this error, add the missing pipe (|).

Because this template uses {{lang}} and {{transl}} which emit their own error messages, see the help text for those at:

Category:Lang and lang-xx template errors – for error messages emitted by {{lang}}
Category:Transl template errors – for error messages emitted by {{transl}}

See also

  • {{Nihongo}}, original: generates everything that is in a footnote inside parenthesis
  • {{Nihongo3}}, essentially the same as {{Nihongo}}, but gives romaji first and English inside the parentheses
  • {{Nihongo2}}, also displays the kanji properly, but without adding anything in parentheses, without romaji and without the extra parameters
  • {{Nihongo-s}}, a simplified version of {{Nihongo}} without the extra spans or checks

Like {{Nihongo}}, allows kanji/kana and rōmaji text, but puts them in footnotes

Template parameters

English text1

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Kana/kanji text2

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Romanized (rōmaji) text3

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Label writing systemslead

If 'yes', shows "Japanese: ", etc., as leads

First extra textextra 4

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Second extra textextra2 5

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Footnote reference groupgroup

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