Japanese Language Learning 4+

Learn Vocabulary and Hiragana


Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 203 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Play with your words! Drops makes language learning effortlessly fun. Essential vocabulary is bound to your memories through beautiful illustrations and quick mini-games. Take the daily 5 minute lessons and ease yourself into the beautiful world of Japanese language! 

Ingredients of the secret sauce?
100% illustrated: Pictures directly carry the meaning - you don’t have to use your native language at all! No intermediary. Faster, more effective and of course more fun for the Japanese learning process! :)

5 min sessions: limiting practice time sounds crazy but it makes it incredibly addictive - which is a cool thing for learning. The barrier of entry is close to zero so you can’t have any excuses: you’ll have 5 minutes even on the busiest day!

Effortless play: We know why games are fun and addictive and distilled the essence into Drops. The result is a truly immersive experience but it’s not a waste of your time while you play because you build valuable knowledge.

Quick: Keyboard typing is painfully slow. Welcome rapid swipes and taps! Trust us, you’ll need those extra seconds during the quick learning session ;)

Vocabulary only: Zero grammar, just handpicked practical words. That’s our focus and we do it extremely well. The app teaches the Japanese “alphabets” Kanji and Kana (hiragana and katakana) too!

Forge a habit: Drops wants to make you language learning addict. Effectiveness is nothing without a well established habit. We can help you build one!

We are extremely proud of our lovely word pronunciations by seasoned voice talents!
Drops is free for casual learners: more than 3300+ words in 150+ topics are all available for everyone. Hardcore language learners can subscribe for premium to progress faster with unlimited Japanese language learning time.

Our goal is to empower people of the world via language knowledge by providing a special tool that utilizes the universal language we all speak: pictures.


Keep tuned as even more languages are in the works!

Payment information:

Length of subscriptions:
- 1 Month
- 12 Months

Price of subscriptions:
- 1 Month – $12.99 per month
- 12 Months – $89.99 per year

- Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period

Have questions? Feel free to contact us at sup@languagedrops.com

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What’s New

Version 38.8

We’ve made improvements to the Drops app! This update contains bug fixes and offers you a better play experience. Happy language learning!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

sakana_555 ,


I have just started using drops and although I don’t have premium I am learning so much! I get around 2 five minute session a day (without premium) and although they seem quite short, I get a lot out of them. The fact that they are short sessions helps me to really remember the information and I love how every day they go over what you have learnt the previous day so that you don’t forget. I would definitely recommend using this app if you are looking for a steady and efficient way to learn some Japanese!

kalimna ,

Brilliant for visual learners

I’ve tried heaps of different apps and this is by far the best one. Associate the word with an image, which is the way children learn to speak. In love this app. Just wish I could adjust when I’m ready to learn different Japanese characters or not.

Ajct7 ,


This is the best app I've found for learning Japanese so far. It is perfect for getting the characters stuck in your memory. The only negative is the price of the subscription. I think you guys are pricing yourselves out of having one of the most popular language apps on the market. A lot of people, especially young kids(your main audience), will not pay for the subscription at its current price. I think lower prices would get you more users and you could really challenge duolingo for top spot on the language app chart.

Developer Response ,

Hi, Thanks for choosing Drops to learn Japanese words, and sharing your thoughts with us! We offer a free version that allows you to practice 5 minutes a day, but you can get extra learning time for free by watching ads and referring Drops. Also, we announce discounts in the app time to time, stay tuned for reduced price deals! Keep playing and let us know if there’s anything else you would suggest us to improve on!

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