imiwa‪?‬ 4+

Japanese dictionary

Pierre-Phi di Costanzo

Designed for iPad

    • 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

4.7 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

Stephen Cairns Photography ,

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.

Cuddly Muffin ,

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

jladycutie ,

Worst app I ever download it

It’s such a wonderful app, I’ve had nothing but good luck with that and I’ve used it for most every chance I had. I really recommend this out. The developers are wonderful the tech problem-solving is wonderful. Q thank you thank you

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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