Japanese is the ultimate study companion for any Japanese language learner. Japanese is comprehensive, with over 175,000 dictionary entries and 58,000 example sentences, and fits perfectly in your pocket. It comes complete with references, flashcard study tools and all you need to master the Japanese language. Japanese runs offline, allowing you to learn on the go, wherever you go.

• Japanese’s search engine is unparalleled in its speed, returning the most relevant results for your search as you type.
• Search from over 175,000 words and 58,000 example sentences.
• Handwriting recognition: Write any kanji in any stroke order and have Japanese decipher and display the most likely kanji or kana.
• Conjugation Search: Search a word in any conjugation to get a complete dictionary entry for that word.
• Text Reader: Struggling with a website or text message? Input long text and see it translated into its constituent parts.

• Flashcards: Easy-to-use flashcard study with study reminders and social elements that allow you to share your lists with friends.
• Text-to-Speech: Learn a word’s pronunciation.
• JLPT: Tests aren’t everything. But for those seeking to master the JLPT, Japanese has dedicated study lists.

• Intuitive user interface: Find the information you need, when you need it.
• Split View: Use Japanese simultaneously with other applications on your iPad or large screen Apple device with Split View.
• Custom Content: Create your own lists, labels, history, folders and notes to help organise your studies.
• Sharing: Share Lists with Family, Friends and Study Buddies via AirDrop, Messages or Email.
• Import: Easily import your data from other Japanese language learning apps such as Imiwa, Midori and Nihongo, Rikaichan.
• Backup & Restore: Never worry about loosing your data with Japanese’s in-app backup and restore features.

What’s New

Version 4.6.1

- Dark Mode (iOS 13)
- SKIP keyboard
- Options to turn off the flipping animation and to disable the colors on the flashcards
- Bugfixes
- Some more bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

14792678 ,

Super useful

Ive tried almost every japanese learning app on here & this is definitely the best dictionary app of them all. Not great for learning grammatical patters but awesome for building up vocabulary and kanji. Whenever I see a word pop up in conversation I don’t know, I add it to my lists, which you can then have automatically made into flashcards and study them by list or all lists combined. There are also many premade vocab lists organized by jlpt level, topics, etc. There is also a section where you can add notes to any word entry so I like to add the context in which I heard the term to the notes. Its super great for learning kanji because you can learn by association which is the most effective method in my opinion. For example I can look up the word 牛乳 (milk) and click on each kanji inside the word, for each individual kanji it pulls up a new entry showing the various readings and meanings, radicals inside the kanji, and other words made with the kanji. You can also click on many of the radicals themselves to pull up entries of their kanji meanings. Only thing i would love to see improvement in is the sentence examples. Taken out of context they often make make words that are not commonly used seem conversational but when i check with my native friends they will say they rarely ever hear them used. Maybe an indicator for commonly used conversational words or phrases would be useful! Great app!

Magppl ,

Fantastic App

I've never felt compelled to write an app review before. It's a strange feeling. It's kinda like when a product's survey asks if I'd recommend the product to my friends and of course I say no. Like, why would I? The product is never that great. I found this app so incredibly helpful for learning Japanese that I've not only recommended it to my friends and family, but I'm also driven to recommend it to you. This dictionary is incredibly vast and has sections not only for learners, but also for fluent speakers. It's got basic kana, a massive section on Kanji, and a section on radicals. The vocabulary is sorted into lexical categories, specific topics, or simply assigned to the proper JLPT test rank. Each entry in the dictionary has valuable information for someone trying to learn, like sentence examples and a breakdown of every piece of the word or character. It's also got Kanji stroke order and verb conjugation. One helpful feature this app has is a way to create study decks of words or Kanji. When a entry is learned in a deck, the entry remembers it's been learned and doesn't show up as often as a non-learned entry. If that entry comes up in a later deck for whatever reason, it's still learned so you actually know how much of the deck you still have to learn. It's great! All in all, this app is fantastic and I highly recommend it.


Best app for learning Japanese

If you are learning Japanese, do yourself a favor and download this app. It’s a great dictionary but all the features added to every single kanji and word make it invaluable. Kanji have different references like the number they are inside RTK, Henshall, etc. Also common compound word using the Kanji and the list goes on. You can also set up your own folder. So for example, I made folders for compound words using kanji by grade. So I can use their flash card system to study just that folder or the entire list. Separated verbs into folders depending on the ending as I found them on whatever book Im using to study. Right now Im going through the Nihongo so matome series and making a folder for each day lesson... which I can export and share with friends. You can then customize how you go through the cards, SRS, random, in order or just reset the whole thing and start over.

My only request or feedback if you may... is that it would be amazing if we could do sentences in the flash card system. Just write a sentence and have it as a card. It would make studying gramar a lot easier. I know its a dictionary and Im pushing it but man that would make this the only app I use if it was possible.

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