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 tatoeba.org) 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.
- Italian language in dictionary definitions
- Similar kanji information
- Faster dictionary and example search
- Kanji lookup by external reference number
- くれる and いい conjugation
- Images search shortcut (tap and hold Japanese word in dictionary display)
- Save backup to cloud services
The first app I mention for Japanese learners
I’ve been in Japan for 21 years. I encounter new words daily. This app is my go to tool for working things out. When people ask for advice for learning Japanese, I always point them to imiwa? It’s that good. Frankly, I’m shocked it’s free.
The ability to input text from browser clipboards is fantastic. I also love the ability to input kanji via handwriting once a Chinese keyboard is enabled in your browser of choice.
Simply fantastic. The developers have made living in Japan considerably easier and a lot more interesting.
A must for Japanese learners
The only review for an app that I’ve ever written. This app has many amazing features outside of simple word look up such as: example sentences, kanji stroke order, slang, writing in romaji to find a word, and that’s just to name a few.
This could easily be $10+ but it is FREE! I use this app daily and can’t thank the developers enough
Probably would have given up on Japanese if not for this app
Across eight years of studying Japanese and four years of living in Japan, I've looked up 3000+ words (I know because I logged the on the list functions), and I would guess that there have been less than 100 times I've looked up a word and it wasn't in this dictionary. Worth the cost of buying a smartphone to use this app.