Learn kanji, hiragana, & katakana while playing a fun game!
Are you traveling to Japan soon? Download this free app and learn a few key words & phrases to have more fun on your vacation.
Inspired by mole-whacking games, the game displays a 3 x 3 board of characters. Try to match the correct character to the word or pronunciation shown at the top. You have ninety seconds to make as many matches as you can.
It's OK to make mistakes... but soon you'll notice that you are getting better and better at recognizing Japanese words!
Japanese!! is a language learning tool, a video game, and a travel guide rolled into one.
Download it today and GANBATTE (がんばって / give it your best shot)!!!
Check out our 5-star reviews:
+ So addicting! I'm trying to beat my high score at the hiragana game. It's so fun and I'm getting quicker at the same time. ~Cgvfjbgnh
+ Fun way to learn. Really really helpful for committing kanji to memory. ~singingmama
+ This helped me out a lot when I was studying kana, I still play it just for fun ^_^. ~Zelda@Heart
+ Very useful! I love the interesting factoids and schtuff! ~Yay!
+ I NEVER write reviews, but I had to for this App! I have been learning kana and this app gives me the perfect games to practice recognizing the characters! It's great!!! ~Akarian1598
+ The games are genius - most helpful app for helping me read Kana faster. ~dmMerchant
+ Great App. Has help my Japanese tremendously! ~knightassassin
+ Fun while learning. Wonderful concept. Try it. ~Waterlilly01
+ This app is great! Learning kanji for Japan vacation. ~Whoami-flynn
+ Fixed Bugs for iOS 7.
+ Added support for the newest iPhones and iPods.
+ If you enjoy this app, please leave us a rating/review. Thanks!
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Must have travel companion!!
I thought I tried all the free Japanese language apps back in 2014 and had mastered at the very least those apps that taught you to read and write basic symbols. This app is different. It teaches me in the best way possible more about the culture in an easy and fun way, and makes learning the kana so simple! Because of its game format it makes it better than flash cards because you race against yourself to see if you remember the symbols! Not only that but I find myself wanting to learn more complex things sooner such as kanji because of the way this app makes me remember everything. I can always review easily and go back to read more in the clever and convenient links provided. Love this app and would for sure recommend for anyone wanting to learn Japanese or travel to Japan.
Great way to practice the basics.
I've taken Japanese before but that was quite a few years ago. This app is great for starters or people who are trying to get a beginning understanding of the language. The matching games really help reinforce the characters and I hope to see more out of this app in the future.
The app isn't perfect however. In the kanji game it would be so much more helpful if it gave you the romanji name of the Kanji and matched it from there so it reinforces the actual name of the Kanji. Other than that the app just needs more. I would love to see a section about conjugation and sentence structure. Definitely some things that can be worked on.
Overall this app is great. すごいですよ
Tanoshii! I love this app so far. As someone who has already picked up quite a few phrases in Japanese but just starting to learn the written language, this is very useful to me. I can practice my hiragana more than by just using flash cards. I have most of them memorized and this helps with that. And not only remembering but remembering quickly. I hope to continue using this app and that they add more content soon. If anything I'd love if they had small instructional videos on word pronunciation or small audio clips attached to each fun or useful word so you can here them right then and there. Keep it up!
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.