Kana - Hiragana and Katakana 4+

Learn Japanese • quiz & draw

Romain Pellen

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 6.4K Ratings
    • Free



The best app to learn Japanese Hiragana and Katakana. Practice drawing, reading, writing and speaking, then consult your statistics.

Learning Japanese language?
"Kana" will make you memorize, read and write the 2 Japanese alphabets: Hiragana & Katakana, and even track your progress! 
The most popular Kana app on the AppStore.

• Kana tables (customizable)
• Drawing practice
• Quiz (multiple choice, keyboard and handwriting recognition)
• Progress tracking and statistics
• Lists
• Optional study reminders
• Study mode
• NO ad / NO in-app purchase!

Bonus: configure the quizzes to your preferences and desired scope, consult your training history, progress or individual kana statistics and rankings.

Learn Japanese with ease once you master all the hiragana and katakana.
Kana is simple yet powerful, people love it and you will too.

Give it a try, and let me know what additional feature you want to see. I am continuously improving the app.

What’s New

Version 2.12.1

Improvements and optimizations.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.4K Ratings

6.4K Ratings

Amemendy ,

A pretty good app to learn hiragana and katakana... But with few issues

I really like this app. The practice feature is great. And it helps you in the journey of learning Japanese... But there are a few issues with it. Sometimes it’s a little weird the pronunciation of every symbol. To explain this better it’s like a Japanese robot is talking, but it is barely understandable. Plus, when writing the kanas in the correct order,(with the practice feature in hard mode) the machine just gets exited and tells you it’s correct, even if you haven’t even finished to write it. This maybe a little confusing for some users (including me) and sometimes I just forget some details from the kanas that are very important to read ir properly. In conclusion, I think it is a great app to learn hiragana and katakana, but it can improve. Thank you for reading until the end and have a great day :)
Edit: nope, this is the best out there <3

Delvicon ,

Excellent quality app!

I went though a lot of free Japanese apps while trying to learn hiragana and katakana. This one was the best quality I found, and it is free! The ability to customize quizzes, daily notifications, and especially the adjustable and customizable difficulty levels, are all awesome. I feel that the difficulty level adjustment was the boost I needed to really start memorizing, not just guessing. I thought that I would never be able to memorize all the exact strokes for the characters, so for a long time I left the Handwriting mode disabled. I was totally wrong! With the help of this app I am now able to read and write 100% of the characters in both sets. Kudos to the dev(s) for an amazing app, with a great look and feel and an excellent experience overall!

sonsothunder ,

Awesome app - just what I was looking for!

I’ve been learning Japanese with Duolingo and although I had learned some Hiragana and Katakana, it is not very good at reviewing those, so I was looking for a good flash card app and this one was perfect!

I can build lists of problematic characters and drill down on them, do quizzes of any number/type of character, with or without modifiers. I can test recognition, writing the characters, or a combination! It keeps track of statistics, provides reminder options, and more!

Other than a few minor display/redraw bugs (for example, the Statistics screen sometimes draws the title “Statsitics” on top of the graphs at the top of the screen - going to another screen and coming back fixes it), this is the perfect app for learning Kana.

App Privacy

The developer, Romain Pellen, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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