This application is a multilingual Japanese dictionary that does not require an internet connection.

Imiwa? was created using the amazing JMdict files from the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group based on the work of Jim Breen on the EDICT project.

While some definitions are available in 4 languages (English, French, Russian and German), only the English translation is guaranteed for all entries in the JMDict dictionary. Initiate a search in any of those 4 languages, in Japanese or in romaji and imiwa? will do the rest.

imiwa? Also includes a rich database of kanji (KanjiDic), examples (from and conjugations as well as tools suitable for beginners.

Use the Traditional Chinese character recognition keyboard included in the iOS system for drawing kanji on screen.

What’s New

Version 4.1.2

- Italian language in dictionary definitions
- Similar kanji information
- Faster dictionary and example search
- Kanji lookup by external reference number
- くれる and いい conjugation
- Images search shortcut (tap and hold Japanese word in dictionary display)
- Save backup to cloud services

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Gcstmhg ,

Extremely grateful for this app

If something comes up after a search listing “giant upright elephant ear plant”, clearly this is a very thorough dictionary. Its interface is extremely convenient, and it allows great analysis of text by auto clip-board lookup. I love being able to make my favourites lists too. Has been a huge aid in my study of Japanese. All of this and it’s offline... I would pay good dollar for this! Thank you

I love this app but in this recent version the auto copied text lookup happens every time you return to the app, not just one time. It’s quite distracting...

Re-zor ,

Helps family communication

I have a Japanese family from my wife’s side. We use LINE to chat and being able to just copy any message to the clipboard and have it automatically translated as soon as I open Imiwa is a godsend 🙏

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Absolutely recommend!

Free, easy to use, lots of words search from English or Japanese. Display ways to draw Japanese Kanji as well. Love it!


Pierre-Philipp di Costanzo
979.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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