imiwa‪?‬ 4+

Japanese dictionary

Pierre-Phi di Costanzo

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 48 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
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

K-boo97 ,

Love it

Used this for years and absolutely love it. Friendly interface. Lots of options when searching for a word or phrase and they all load really quickly. Different ways to find specific kanji. Great for practising verb endings too. Some words aren’t exactly right when compared to a native speaker but from my experience, it seems to be just a few obscure words. Love this app and intend to download it on future phones too

Rairai93 ,

A must for Japanese learners

I’ve been using this app since I started learning Japanese nearly 5 years ago. I can’t fault it. It gives multiple suggestions for the word you want to find and tells you all the information you’d ever want to know about every individual kanji - stroke order and count, JLPT level, kun and onyomi; the works. A great study aid and an even more trusty companion during my 2 years in Japan.

WinLinMac ,

Superb App!!

This app us brilliant, and testament to the great work carried out on JEdict project. A very useful resource for students of written Japanese and Kanji. 本当にありがとう‼

Update: It's still a great app, but it badly needs an update now. iOS10 keeps warning that it slows the phone down. Where are you, dear developer?

Update: September 2017! A surprise new update! Thank you! Your app is wonderful!

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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.

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