Kanji Draw 4+
Practice writing and reading
Designed for iPad
- Offers In-App Purchases
Prepare for the JLPT exam!
Kanji Draw is the most complete and fun tool to learn and practice Kanji!
The 3 ways to remember a kanji are:
• Associate it with a story or image.
• Associate it with a sound.
• Write the kanji over and over again.
Well, you can do all this with Kanji Draw.
Here's how to use Kanji Draw.
There are 3 modes: STUDY KANJI, READ QUIZ and WRITE QUIZ.
• STUDY KANJI
You typically start with the STUDY MODE. Here you can focus on each kanji.
Write something about it that will help you remember it later, or make a drawing about it.
If you are out of ideas try importing someone else's text or drawing.
You can also take a picture or import an image from your photo gallery, maybe a fun image that you found on the web...
Don't forget to share your text or image with the community!
(if you use Game Center your user name will be displayed next to your creations)
To learn how to use the kanji in japanese, check the details card.
Here you will find the most used words containing the selected kanji, along with the readings in HIRAGANA and ROMAJI.
Tap any word to hear it's reading by a native speaker.
Tapping the icons next to the examples will access an online dictionary with more information and hundreds of sentences. Courtesy of Denshi Jisho (the best online dictionary).
Note: unlike most learning tools out there, Kanji Draw only contains words that are currently used in Japan. No need to waist time looking through hundreds of words that no one uses anymore.
Next, it's practice time!
Select the kanjis that you want to practice and start a quiz. (We recommend practicing about 10 kanji each time)
You have full control of how much help you want during the quiz.
• WRITE QUIZ
Starting with the WRITE QUIZ:
Look at the reading and meanings on the details card and try to guess what is the correct kanji.
You can choose to show your text or drawing and use it as a hint.
Then use your finger to write the correct kanji.
You can start by writing on top of a guide showing the stroke order and direction, and when you're ready, hide this hint and you're on your own.
You can also switch to CHOOSE MODE and simply tap the correct kanji to answer.
• READ QUIZ
The READ QUIZ is similar but you are shown the kanji and must choose the correct meaning.
Currently Kanji Draw contains all the kanji required for the JLPT N5 & N4 exams.
It also contains the kanji learned on Japan's first and second grades.
And most likely, more kanji will be added by the time you finish learning all this.
We believe we did a great job with Kanji Draw and that it truly is the best and most fun way to study kanji.
And we hope you enjoy it!
Ratings and Reviews
I was hoping that this app would allow me to make my own custom kanji list so that I could study what I'm learning in my class. But it does not allow you to do that. Seems like a simple thing to include, so I was surprised that it wasn't. This greatly reduces the app's usefulness to me. Otherwise, the design seems pretty good.
Best one so far
This app is very smooth. I’ve tried lots of Kanji apps and this one combines many elements to help you learn as fast as possible.
I’m using it on an iPad and it’s smooth, fast, and intuitive to use.
The only reason this app doesn’t have more reviews, is that unlike other apps, the developer doesn’t pester you for review. In fact the devs haven’t made it easy to get back here to the App Store to even leave a review!
Some of the older reviews here complain about lack of customization and it seems to have been addressed. There’s tons of flexibility for customization.
Note to developer: Your app deserves more reviews ... please add a button to leave you a review so you can get more reviews for this excellent app you’ve developed.
Good app with nemonics
This is a great kanji study app. I like the photo nemonics. It really helps me remember the characters. I also like that you can draw or write your own nemonics, but sometimes I can't think of one and would rather the creator had made one up for us.
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- Mio Hamano
- 61.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2013 Oktoid
- In-App Purchases
- Unlock All Lessons $3.99
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