Tako Words helps you study Japanese words as you find them.

Hear a word you don't know? Look it up in the dictionary, and tap to add it to your My Words list.

Can't remember the word later? Take a glance at your most recently added words.

Keep forgetting the same words? The words you've added will automatically become flashcards. Flashcards will come up again when you're most likely to forget them, strengthening them in your memory.

Stay engaged with the words that you need to know, and study more efficiently.

About Subscriptions:
To use the camera to grab text from images, you will need to purchase a Tako Pro subscription.

Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can cancel anytime with your Apple ID account settings. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 2.3.0

Added the Tako Pro Subscription which unlocks the ability to parse Japanese & English text from images

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings


Best Iwatch Japanese learning app so far

This is my favorite app tied with anki! Because it really can go beyond beginner level (konnicha those kind of less than 5 words phrases where it’s completely useless when you are jlpt2+)

Anki helps me learn any new word I might need to know/ review old words.
this one will allow me to learn words at a slower pace, but these words will stick around easier because ideally you only add ones you actually come across in real life (and your brain is better at memorizing those then pure flash card)

I personally wish it also had the definition in Japanese so it is even more immersive, but that’s not as important as I’m currently having trouble finding how to use the flash card mode on my iwatch. (Like on the first picture of the iwatch Apple store)

Disclaimer: I have only used it for 1 hour but I have always knew if I like an app right from the get go. (Only have 3 apps that I regularly use and this will be one of them!)

I have tried 101, drop, and some other, but only anki/ iwatch can effectively help you level up after the beginner phase.

The word set is pretty complete for everyday language: I have found slangs that my friends just taught me, which is a huge plus!

nihongoal ,

Efficient and straight to the point

This app is exactly what I was looking for to use my Apple Watch to study vocab. It’s been fun to add words using the built in dictionary - which is very complete.

I also think it has a lot of potential, especially now that it seems the app is getting more frequent updates. I’ll definitely keep using it to see what new features will be installed.

Just one thing is that since I added a bunch of new words to the iPhone app these new ones still hasn’t been synced with the Apple Watch list, even though I tried turning it off and on again.

I’d appreciate being able to export my list, even if it’s in a text file, so that I can keep track of my words even if something happens to the app.

Great work though, I definitely recommend it!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for your feedback! We would like to learn more about your words not syncing up with the Apple Watch: if you have any feedback please feel free to email us:

We have released an update that should fix the issue with the Apple Watch that you were experiencing. Keep an eye out for export/import in a future update!

shah asher ,

I want the more words can be added.

I want the more words can be added. Word's number is so limited 😭

Developer Response ,

Can you tell me more about what words you were not able to add? Which dictionary are using?

If your able to send some more detailed information about what you couldn't find to:, that would be very helpful!

App Privacy

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