iPhone Screenshots


Ready to learn Japanese? Meet your personal sensei-in-a-box.

Human Japanese presents the Japanese language from square one in a warm, engaging tone. Going much deeper than the canned phrases and vocab of other products, it approaches the language in an integrated way, with discussion, recordings, animations, illustrations, photos, reviews, and more.

The core promise of Human Japanese is to show you how everything works and never to expect you to magically know things that we haven’t yet taught you. This makes your journey into Japanese a joy, as each new piece that falls into place makes sense and every new example sentence is comprehensible.

Key concepts are explained with warmth and humor, drawing you into the nuts-and-bolts that you need to understand Japanese while keeping things down-to-earth and engaging. Our goal is to lead you from one “light bulb moment” to the next so that you stay energized and excited about the language.

Human Japanese contains:

* More than 500 pages of interactive content

* Animations of every hiragana and katakana character

* Over 1800 recordings of vocabulary words and phrases spoken by native speakers

* More than 800 example sentences

* Ingredients(TM) example sentence breakdowns on every example sentence for total clarity

* Interactive games and review quizzes that keep track of your response history to help focus on trouble spots

* Dozens of photos and cultural notes to connect your Japanese to real life

* And much more!

Human Japanese will impress you with its warmth, beauty, and wit. Download it today and start your journey!

What’s New

Version 3.2.1

- Added support for iPhone X.
- Miscellaneous under-the-hood improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

{<=:=:=>} ,

Excellent content

With language apps, I believe competing on features isn't the most important thing - it's the style of the teaching, the quality of the explanations and the order of new concepts that matters.
The HJ writer is very articulate and strikes an excellent balance between casual phrases and grammatical explanations accompanied by ideas on how to link the two. I find a lot of other language learning material can lean too far in either direction. Reasons for certain language constructs are explained, but there is always an everyday context given alongside.
In addition, the features that HJ has are very nice and complement the raw content, rather than overshadow it (unlike the few "game" based language apps I've tried). The summary quizzes are succinct, and the ability to tap on almost any piece of text and hear it spoken aloud is very convenient. Almost every sentence allows you to drill down by word and view a short dictionary definition - very useful for when you recognise a word from an earlier lesson but can't quite recall the meaning (and saves either pulling up a third party dictionary or trawling back to find the previous lesson).
This a really great learning resource and the pacing is just right. Highly recommended.

馬特 马特 マット です。 ,


A comprehensive package. I completed the lite and thought I'd give the full version a go. I've almost completed the beginner app and I'm looking forward to moving onto the intermediate.

I attended a part time Japanese class at a university roughly 10 years ago and although I can't really compare an app to an actual classroom setting, it does a good job of making you feel like you have an actual teacher. The explanations are clear and easy to wrap your head around. You will need to dedicate some time to learn hiragana and katakana if you wish to make the most of the app. The app itself teaches you what you need but the character practice itself wasn't for my tastes. Reading and listening is covered. Speaking and writing you'll need to find a friend or something.

As for the quality of the actual programming prowess, not had a single crash or issue. The voices are clear. No adds or loading times. Accessible to quickly fly back to previous lessons to do some quick reviews too.

Don't regret shelling out the cash for the 2 app package. 😊

SirZorg ,

A wonderful learning experience

This is without a doubt the best language learning app I've tried. Duolingo may be fine for a European language and for drumming vocab into your head, but when it comes to the daunting task of approaching a completely foreign language with a radically different grammar and writing system, a more systematic approach is vital.

This app gets you stuck in right away with learning the kana, and putting it to use as quickly as possible to get you used to using them. But while this could be overly scholarly and intimidating, the author's lighter tone and knack for succinct explanations really helps you stay on board.


Brak Software, Inc.
79.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2014 Brak Software Inc.


  • Family Sharing

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

More By This Developer

You May Also Like