# What is the difference between these two words?

• Look up the words up in a J-E dictionary
• Look up the definitions for both words in a J-J dictionary
• This is very important because often the J-E dictionary won’t be detailed enough to point out nuances and slight differences between synonyms
• Google 「word1」 「word2」 どう違う and read the (usually) Japanese explanation
• Use Jisho Sentence Search to check how the two words differ in context with real sentences and usage