Bunpo: Learn Japanese 4+

Learn Japanese

Yuki Yamamoto

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 11.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Learn Japanese through fun interactive lessons.

On Bunpo you can:
- Master Japanese Alphabets (Hiragana and Katakana).
- Learn Japanese grammar from JLPT N5 all the way through N1.
- Put your memory to the test by writing, reading and listening Japanese.
- Search through the Japanese grammar dictionary.
- Enhance your studying with a personalized curriculum powered by SRS (spaced repetition system.)

Bunpo Courses include:
- Japanese Alphabets quiz(Hiragana and Katakana)
- Detailed Japanese grammar notes. (Explanation and exercises for all the grammar points of JLPT N5, JLPT N4, JLPT N3, JLPT N2, JLPT N1.)
- Over 1800 example sentences and 8000 quiz questions). All comes with English-Japanese translations.
- Smart Japanese kanji dictionary. Tap on Japanese words or kanji to bring up the translator.

Courses under development for English speakers:
French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, German, Italian, Portugeese, Russian.

Subscription pricing and terms:
Bunpo offers an auto-renewing monthly subscription and an auto-renewing yearly subscription to provide you with unlimited access to the Bunpo courses while you maintain an active subscription.

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence.

The subscription will automatically renew unless turned off in your iTunes Account Settings at least 24 hours before current period ends. You can go to your iTunes Account settings to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renew. Your iTunes Account will be charged when the purchase is confirmed.

Bunpo also offers a Forever subscription which is paid for by a one-off upfront payment with unlimited access to the Bunpo courses forever.

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What’s New

Version 1.9.30

Thank you for using Bunpo!

-Bug fixes for the review

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11.4K Ratings

11.4K Ratings

スッライ ,

10 Star App!

This is truly an amazing application that I can hardly believe is free. This really deserves to be a paid app. It will walk you through the grammar from JLPT N5 (basic) all the way up to N1 (advanced). The explanations are detailed and yet simple so anyone can follow along. The only prerequisite is that you can read English; this app will even teach you the kana (how to read the Japanese alphabet) if you're completely unfamiliar with the Japanese language. The quizzes after the explanations are both challenging and fun reminding me very much of Duolingo. Your knowledge will be put to the test while you'll be put at great risk of becoming an obsessive Japanese grammar addict like me. Finally, the app allows you to ask questions about the contents which... I'm just speechless about. The time, energy, and kindness put into this app is truly mind-blowing; it'll be obvious to anyone who's studying Japanese or has an interest in Japanese that this app was built only with the Japanese learner's best interest in mind. Did I mention the app is gorgeous and clean as well (swiping though the explanation cards is so satisfying) and it has finally been fixed to work with iOS 10 again! What are you waiting for? Ready to master Japanese?! 🙌🏼 The app's free, there's no sign in required, so you've really got nothing to lose! 🤗

/ryu/ ,

Great app for learning Japanese

I really love the exercises and the explanations. They feel well thought out and well explained. I find the little translations for words in some questions to be really useful too. I also love the review feature, it’s super useful and it’s nice that there’s a tip that pops up after review questions involving grammar.
The organization of different grammar lessons is really nice as well. It’s easy to find something you need to go back and look at if you need to.
I like that they included some Vocab lessons/exercises for essential or commonly used words. I hope they consider maybe adding more vocabulary lessons with more common/essential words.
I’m really glad I bought the full version since the features are worth it and I think it’s really cool that you can purchase a lifetime subscription, especially for such a reasonable price.(the monthly prices are pretty good too) Compared to other language apps with subscriptions it’s really nice.
I would highly recommend this app for any level of learners.

500Dawg500 ,

If you want to learn Japanese, this is The One

So many language apps available but you should know this: The Bunpo app is Japanese specific. It is not an arm of some other endeavor that has apps for French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and so on, it is an app for learning Japanese and that should mean something. I’ve just passed the Japanese N5 test (thanks in large part to this app!) but I tried other apps I will not mention here and even with my basic Japanese knowledge, the nuances they tried to force onto your understanding was just wrong, and driven by some sort of across-the-board-type language assumption that you won’t get from this app. I bought the lifetime subscription for this app over a year ago and it was a no-brainer. I’ve never regretted it. A few times I’ve had basic study questions and got almost instant answers that were customized to my questions. I felt valued. If you’re serious about learning Japanese I cannot recommend this app enough!

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