Intelligent flashcards, purpose-built for Japanese. Join an online community of 日本語 learners!

Manabi optimizes what and when you learn to make the most of your time. With its state-of-the-art spaced repetition algorithm, it'll remind you to review cards right as you're likely to forget them to maximize efficiency. If you fall behind, Manabi prioritizes the highest-impact cards rather than guilt-trip you about it.

Learn more than just "the answers". Example sentences from native speakers on Twitter and Weblio are pulled in automatically, as well as relevant StackExchange Q&A. Just scroll down on a card to learn more and make those memories more vivid so that they stick!

Users can share decks for others to subscribe to, with automatically-synced updates. Manabi is a community of Japanese learners, and comes with handy pre-built decks out-of-the-box.

One of the best ways to learn Japanese is by reading native materials. Use our companion app, Manabi Reader, for one-touch dictionary look-ups that let you seamlessly add flashcards into Manabi for the words you come across.


Daily reviews are limited to ten cards per day. You may purchase an unlimited daily reviews subscription, which will be charged to your iTunes Account upon purchase and will auto-renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the purchasing period. You can manage this in your Account Settings after purchase. Manabi – Japanese Flashcards subscriptions are offered on a monthly or annual basis, with free trials—the annual subscriptions offer a discounted rate. This purchase supports the ongoing development of Manabi.

We offer a substantial discount for students, educators, and parents.

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What’s New

Version 2.0.7

– iPad + iPhone support
Manabi is now a universal app. Now you can use both Manabi and its companion app, Manabi Reader, on both iPhone and iPad.

– Dark mode support
Manabi now supports iOS 13's Dark Mode. Activate it in your device's settings or control panel.

– Performance improvements
The flashcard review screen has been rewritten from the ground up to run more smoothly.

2.0.7 fixes a bug with the furigana display setting.

App Privacy

The developer, John A Ehlke, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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

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