imiwa‪?‬ 4+

Japanese dictionary

Pierre-Phi di Costanzo

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings
    • Free



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 4.2.1

March 2021 dictionary and example updates
Various bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Nopeslice ,

I love it

I use this app so much. The layout is fantastic, I love that you can use it offline, and the way it shows you the stroke order for kanji is incredibly useful. I definitely recommend this app to anyone learning Japanese.

tptkto3 ,


It offers in detail definitions of unpleasant or derogatory words applicable to other peoples but white-wash what is unpleasant to the writers herein. That is, even when compared to other reference materials. Egregious.

Iioe ,


Love this app since I first got it and it's a major reason I stay on ios. Out of the box, no connection needed, translates Japanese-English (or a few others), one box, in a clean design, plus easy kanji search methods. 6 stars.

App Privacy

The developer, Pierre-Phi di Costanzo, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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