imiwa‪?‬ 4+

Japanese dictionary

Pierre-Phi di Costanzo

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 13 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
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

fsma ,

Thank you for the 64-bit IOS 11 ready version

Definitely my #1 go to Japanese dictionary.
Great to know it's now IOS 11 compatible.
Fantastic interface and usability as always.

kythe25 ,

Best Japanese App ever - please don’t remove it!

The title of the review says it all. Please keep this app live. It helps so many of us Japanese learners. Thank you, thank you.

colinlow87 ,


This is amazingly useful for students of the Japanese language! I use it when I'm doing my Japanese assignments, when I'm in Japanese class, when I come across words pretty much anytime I see them. The ease of use is just INCREDIBLE. Why buy an electronic dictionary when you can get this for free? In fact, I have an electronic dictionary for English-Japanese translation, but Kotoba! well surpasses them in terms of ease of use, not to mention load times.

Even my native Japanese teachers were pretty impressed with it. I would include what they said, but it seems like they don't support Japanese characters here, and I don't feel like putting it in Romaji. So oh well.

And now that the latest version of Kotoba! has implemented help with conjugation, it's of even more use than before! No more wondering how to conjugate adjectives because you're unsure if they're i- or na-adjectives, and so on!

Thank you for this wonderful app!

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