JEDict Lite is Japanese kanji and word searching application.
It uses two dictionaries from Monash University FTP Archive:
KANJIDICT and a common words dictionary compiled from EDICT.
Main features:
• Kanji and word search by Japanese reading or English translation
• Handwritten kanji recognition
• Kanji search by graphemes
• JLPT lists

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Restored contextual menu commands.
Improved search result formatting.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Tortoise2013 ,

A Very Useful App

I like the ability to write kanji with a stylus to find the reading and meaning. However it is sensitive to stroke order and if you are very far off it will turn up blank results. So beginners should learn writing rules well. This app could help you practice.

Jadevegablack ,


This dictionary is a god send. I’ve used it since I first got the IPod Touch 4gen and I’ve never had a problem; even now on my IPhone 6. As long as you can draw the kanji or get in the ball park, stroke order doesn’t matter, you’ll find the kanji you’re looking for. Additionally, the meaning, JLPT level, different readings, and the list of words the kanji is used in make completing assignments a breeze. Also, there are vocab lists separated by JLPT level.

TL;DR: Lovely app, highly recommended. Get it.

amazakehiyashi ,


Crashing nonstop after updating to latest version on ios 9. It was nice...

App Privacy

The developer, Sergey Kurkin, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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