JiShop Advanced 4+

JISHOP Software

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings
    • $16.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



JiShop is your portable Japanese tutor. Great for pros or students of the language, this powerful tool contains accurate Japanese-English kanji and word dictionaries, incredible search capabilities and an easy to use interface. Click “...More” to learn why you should download this App.

Learning Japanese can be a complicated yet exciting course of study. That’s why it’s so important to have access to accurate, reliable help. You need a source of extensive kanji information and definition, including structure and meaning. A table of radicals is essential and you could use as many clarifying cross-references as you can get your hands on.

JiShop can provide you with all the resources you need for learning, researching or translating Japanese kanji. With 6000+ kanji listings, you’ll find what you’re looking for and fast, thanks to the app’s awesome search capabilities.

Lookups are element based, using the original system of 632 basic visual elements. No need to count strokes, JiShop’s radical-based dictionary does the work for you. The table of radicals allows you to fully specify any kanji.

There’s lots of dictionary help in JiShop. In fact the whole app is one enormous, thorough and accurately compiled dictionary. It amalgamates the best of Japanese-English lexicography and introduces unique features found in no other dictionary of its kind.

For example, JiShop does double duty with characters and phonics. It only takes seconds to find compound words by their kanji structure, reading or meaning. Each kanji in every window is a clickable link to its dictionary entry, where you’ll find lots of cross-references for kanji forms, variants and synonyms.

JiShop Features:
* Suitable for beginners or professionals
* Fast kanji search:
- by elements (up to 4)
- by reading (optionally with wildcards)
- by meaning (optionally with wildcards)
- by stroke count
Compound word search:
- by kanji (up to 4)
- by reading
- by meaning
* Internal hyperlinks
* Kanji, kana, and word drill
* Store custom groups of favorite kanji or words
* Download preset study groups
* Interactive kanji decomposition
* Individual radical information
* Animated stroke order diagrams
* 6355 kanji listed
* Easy to use interface offers full flexibility

JiShop is perfect for both the beginner and the professional. It’s multifunctional and universal, ideal for learning, quick reference, translation or research. If you’re involved with the beautiful Chinese characters used in Japanese, known as kanji, you are not going to want to wait one more second before downloading this comprehensive app. It’s the only one you’ll ever need or want.

Free Concise edition (1006 kanji) and discounted Plus edition (2136 kanji) are also available.

What’s New

Version 5.20.6

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

cjksdcijbsdv73847 ,

The ultimate kanji dictionary

Honestly, this has got to be one of the most detailed kanji dictionaries written in English and available on electronic devices. The data used seems to be all original work and the creators of this dictionary have put decades of effort into it. Compared to a free dictionary such as KANJIDIC, the entries are a lot more detailed and hyperlinks between definitions, explanatory notes, vocabulary examples meticulously placed in every definition make this a must-have. I really recommend this for anyone who wants a solid dictionary to look up kanji. I also recommend the PC version as it has even more configuration.

roamingcoyote ,

Excellent resource

I have been using this application for many years now, and it is one of my go to tools when I need to look up a kanji, try and remember how to write one, or when I’m looking up a new word that I’m not sure of the meaning. The developer continues to update this application, and has done an excellent job in its creation. Highly recommended, a very powerful tool to have in your pocket or on your tablet.

ASmallDog ,


Love, love, love, love this app! The search is great, choose to search by handwriting, radicals, reading, meaning, stroke number or some combination of them. No app helps me find kanji so easily. I like that they also link to other kanji, click on part of a compound and it brings me to the character.

The "decompose" feature makes learning the kanji so nice since it breaks it down so you can see what it is composed of. The stroke order opens up a large video showing the order as well.

The audio and drills are nice. Quizzes for katakana, hiragana, and kanji.

There are handy preset flashcards for JLPT, grade, kanji-by-meaning lists, as well as custom ones made by adding the kanji you want. Only things I wish it had that only Midori has; white board to practice drawing kanji right next to the stroke order, and the kanji used in several sample sentences. Either way 5/5!

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