Learning Japanese with Tae Kim was created as a resource for those who want to learn Japanese grammar in a rational, intuitive way that makes sense in Japanese. The explanations are focused on how to make sense of the grammar not from English but from a Japanese point of view.

This guide may not be a practical tool for quickly learning immediately usable phrases such as for travel. However, it will logically create successive building blocks that will result in a solid grammatical foundation. For those of you who have learned Japanese from textbooks, you may see some big differences in how the material is ordered and presented. This is because this guide does not seek to forcibly create artificial ties between English and Japanese by presenting the material in a way that makes sense in English.

Don’t feel discouraged by the vast amount of material that you will need to master. Remember that every new word or grammar learned is one step closer to mastering the language! So get started!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Kk.(Mitchie)!! ,

Awesome App Legendary Content!!!

Really smooth app that actually has the same grammar from the free guide provided by Tae Kim! I'm so glad someone finally made the mobile version again in fact I'd say this was better than the predecessor! It actually comes with the exercises but in a separate section of the app! Of course the content is what's great about the app it has all of the grammar organized well and the tab bar where it's presented has a smooth transition as well as, it's easy to swipe between grammar points. I hope others are able to take notice because the app developer saved the day for Japanese language learners! Thanks for making the app possible because I was really hoping to have the guide back on iOS! It really is a blessing!

EJHman ,

Great for Learning the Basics

This is one of the best guides for learning Japanese that you can find. Having it in the form of an App makes it so much easier. The only thing that I’ve noticed that’s missing from the old version of the App is the ability to click on highlighted kanji to see the reading in hiragana. If that is added back in it would be perfect.

Cookiemonster22 ,

Best app I’ve ever had

I never write reviews but this one deserves it. It is an extremely free and thorough app to learning Japanese. There are work sheets, examples, videos and many other learning tools. It is like taking a class on learning Japanese and the fact that it is free is amazing. I thought I’d have to pay a ton of money for something like this. I’m very impressed!


Adam Critchley
20.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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