Learn Japanese for free in English with kawaiiNihongo! kawaiiNihongo helps you to learn Japanese faster and read and write Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji with cute flashcards, learning games, and mnemonics learning techniques.

kawaiiNihongo is perfect for beginners who want to learn to read and write Japanese. Try kawaiiNihongo and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can learn Japanese Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji and grammar!

kawaiiNihongo learn Japanese app offers the following features:

◆ Learn
▸ Learn to read Japanese by covering all Hiragana and Katakana.
▸ Expand your Japanese grammar with JLPT N5 grammar.
▸ Learn Japanese vocabulary with JLPT N5 Kanji.
▸ Explore over 300 learning cards with unique pictures.
▸ Take lessons for listening comprehension and writing and drawing Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji.
▸ All lessons are voiced from Japanese native speakers.

◆ Play
▸ Make learning Japanese fun and engaging with interactive learning games.
▸ "Kana-Memory", "Nihongo Dash" and "Foxes vs Gangsters" will help you to memorize and recognize Hiragana, Katakana and Vocabulary.
▸ We are constantly expanding our selection of games!

◆ Story
▸ Embark on a story as you begin to learn Japanese. Join characters Riko, Yuji and Aoi as they guide you through kawaiiNihongo.

◆ Customize
▸ Customize your flash cards with different layouts designed by various artist, and fit them to your learning preferences.

※ An internet connection is required to register and download the learning cards from our servers on your first start of kawaiiNihongo. After that, you can use kawaiiNihongo without further internet access. Some features may be unavailable when not connected to the internet.

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While all learning content in kawaiiNihongo is free, we do offer KN Gakusei which removes ads and provides other helpful features. If you choose to purchase KN Gakusei, payment will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial-preiod, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, when applicable. If you don't choose to purchase KN Gakusei, you can simply continue using kawaiiNihongo for free. Current KN Gakusei subscription price starts at 9.99€/month and can be slight different, depending of the currency of your store.

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What’s New

Version 3.7.6

- Various smaller fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
376 Ratings

376 Ratings

Bon Bon2627 ,

I love it

I love it so much it’s so cute and it helps with the type of person like me where we can’t sit still but we enjoy pictures I love looking at pictures like this show so much illustration and I can really remember stuff like that I can’t remember lots of stuff if it’s just words no illustration. But I love it it’s so girly and it’s so cute and all of it is just so beautiful it teaches you places the numbers it even teaches you time and that is so amazing because it’s so hard for me. My mom says I should start practicing it every single day and I’ve been doing that and I really been getting so much better. And they all go to Japan learning almost everything that you guys taught me knowing every single thing and that makes me happy now that I’ll fit in with a lots of people who don’t like me but I will even fit in and I have so much fun there and I even even tell my friends about this app I already told like four. I love it too much thank you for so much help in this app.😍😍😍🤗🤗🤗😊😊😊👍👍👍

Rana!!!!!!!!! ,

The best app out there for learning Japanese

I usually don’t write reviews but I had to for this app, this app is the best app for beginners AND to learn Japanese, i love how you keep it entertaining while learning, it keeps you motivated to learn Japanese ! I almost gave up but this app is what made me learn again ! I also love how you can communicate with other learners around the world, I never seen anyone rude in the comments, always friendly and funny. I can’t really say how amazing this app is, but it’s definitely worth downloading, it’ll surprise you ! You’ll even find yourself wanting to learn even more, or open the app more often. You’ll love it specially if you love anime, animated characters, arcade, memory games and stories. it doesn’t make you rush in learning, just learning naturally with no pressure ~
Love this app, 5/5 ✨
- lost the first review and tried to remember what I said so yeah, lol.


Amazing but a few suggestion

The app is wonderful and it makes Japanese easy to learn! Last year I was stressed out and couldn’t focus, so that made it hard. Now that I’m not stressed anymore it’s very easy to learn.
My first suggestion is to reduce the waiting time for the question thing. Doing the question reviewing take forever and brings my mood down.
My second suggestion is that that only have 5 of the questions to get wrong. In all it would take 15 hours to wait for them all to come back.
Finally, my full out opinion is amazing. It makes Japanese fun and easy! But still one app is not enough to learn everything. But in the beginning you learn the basics and then make you way up.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback!
When you answer questions wrong, you can tap on the flame in the classroom to either feed Riko some dango or to repeat a lesson. Both gives you energy back so you don't need to wait. Repeating lessons is helping you to be better prepared for future lessons and make less mistakes overall!


Jan Dittmer
246.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Spanish

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  1. "KN Gakusei" Subscription $0.99
  2. "KN Gakusei" Subscription $9.49
  3. "KN Gakusei" Subscription $4.49


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