Welcome aboard your rocket ship to the next level of Japanese.

Human Japanese Intermediate is packed with content and features that will take your Japanese language skills to the next level. If you liked the first HJ, you'll love Intermediate. (And if you're new to Human Japanese, welcome aboard! Find a full list of content by chapter at

In Human Japanese Intermediate, you'll find:

- More than 40 illuminating chapters
- Over 2600 example sentences and dialogs with crystal-clear recordings of male and female speech
- Kanji animations, tips, illustrations, and more -- all in gorgeous hi-res
- Photos and cultural notes to keep you engaged and energized
- Intelligent quizzes that track your history and help you focus on trouble spots
- INGREDIENTS™ example sentence breakdowns for total clarity in every example

Like its predecessor, Human Japanese Intermediate is built on the idea that the best way to learn and truly comprehend Japanese is to have it explained by someone who speaks your language. Core concepts are explained in a friendly, down-to-earth tone, with frequent comparisons to similar aspects of English. With humor and warmth, it demystifies and illuminates the real nuts-and-bolts of the language--not just vocabulary and canned phrases like many other products.

Explanations come alive with deeply interwoven interactive example sentences--more than 2600 in total--so that you can immediately see and hear exactly what you're learning.

Stay on track with an exciting new patent-pending feature called INGREDIENTS™ example sentence breakdowns. Next to every sentence is an icon that provides an instantaneous, simultaneous lookup of every word in the sentence, even conjugated forms! That means you'll never lose your flow in the middle of an interesting discussion just because you've momentarily forgotten the meaning of a word.

Human Japanese Intermediate also gets into kanji in a big way. At the end of most chapters, a new batch of kanji is introduced, with animations of each character, plus example sentences, illustrations, writing tips, and more. Our goal is not to simply throw a bag of characters in your lap, but to carefully explain how everything works.

To this end, Human Japanese Intermediate keeps track of which kanji you've learned at what point in the text and automatically adjusts the "spelling" of words in example sentences as appropriate to your current knowledge. So early on, you might encounter the following sentence:

そのひとの なまえを しらない。

But later, after you've met several of kanji used in these words, the version you would see is:

その人の 名前を 知らない。

This approach removes the most overwhelming aspect of learning kanji--the fact that most sentences contain many characters you don't yet know--and that helps you to stay focused and energized.

Stay sharp with five different kinds of quizzes: chapter reviews, vocab, conjugation, kanji stroke order, and kanji flashcard.

Quizzes keep track of which questions you get right and wrong, to help you concentrate on your trouble spots.

And when you get a question wrong, it's not simply "Try again." Wherever possible, the quiz provides a hint that is specific to that question, to help you remember and learn.

We've packed Human Japanese with hundreds of photos, illustrations, and cultural asides to keep you interested and energized. You'll find tours of hotels, train stations, convenience stores, supermarkets, kissaten (coffee shops), temples, and more.

We care deeply about helping you to grow in your understanding of Japanese. Whether you've worked through the original Human Japanese app or have come from a different background, it will be our pleasure and privilege to be your guide on the next stage of your journey. Hajimemashou!

What’s New

Version 1.2

- Fixed miscellaneous typos, bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

MrsSpooky ,

Exactly what I need!

Perfect app for taking your Japanese studies to the next level. It clearly and with humor explains the grammar points that each chapter focuses on and also introduces more and more kanji into the mix, so in later chapters, you find yourself reading kanji just like it was nothing. This is THE best way to learn kanji, see it in action. Unclear on the meaning of the sentence or word? Want a little extra detail in a sentence? The Ingredients are there to clarifiy. Everything is is there at your fingertips.

The material is presented in a logical order and the sense of humor makes it fun. Technically, the quizzes are fast to load and if you want, you can set it to not allow you to go further until you take the quizzes. Or not. It's up to you (and it can be changed at any time). I love that they have various screen sizes to choose from based on your monitor size - in settings, you have small medium or large. Select the setting that best suits you.

This app is a lot of fun and you will learn a lot. Five stars all the way.

Zedcomet ,


Let me get something straight, this is probably one of the best books out there for learning intermediate level Japanese. The explanations are very detailed and clear and i have no doubt that it will help anyone aspiring to learn japanese. So I will say it again, if you are reletavely new to learning japanese and/or have completed the first human japanese (which i would also recommend), YOU MUST GET THIS APP! You wont regret it. There is nothing else like it and its at a surprisingly cheap price for what it is. I would pay 3 times the cost and it would still be worth every cent.

I want to personally thank the human japanese team for the hard work and effort put into this app!
Thank you!

m1234567890123456789 ,

Nice balance of audio, language reading, and narrative

Really good tool. The multiple forms of communication are well balanced. Audio recordings are very helpful. Translations and audio are easily accessible thorughout the lessons. Discussion and narratives that provide essential context are well done. User interface is intuitive and well done. I recommend it.

I wish there were two additional features. 1) Printable vocabularly lists. I would like to be able to work on vocabularly when I am away from my Mac. 2) Sync with mobile app. I'd be willing to spend more on a complimentary iPhone app to keep in sync what part of what chapter I've left off with.


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Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2014 Brak Software, Inc.


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