Learn Japanese - HeyJapan 4+

Hiragana, kantakana and kanji

Linh Nguyen

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 356 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



HeyJapan - Japanese learning app with all skills: vocabulary, grammar, kanji, listening and speaking
You can learn Japanese from the alphabet (Hiragana, Katakana, Romanji) to N4 within 3 months. The application will focus on regular practice with Japanese conversation lessons interspersed with JLPT exam preparation grammar structures. Therefore, whether you are learning to communicate or preparing for a Japanese proficiency test, try our app!

HeyJapan is suitable for learners who:
- Don't know anything about Japanese and want to learn but don't know how to start and don't have a specific roadmap.
- Want to study Japanese at home in their free time, without a fixed time.
- Want to learn more knowledge beyond books to better support communication and JLPT test preparation
- Want to find new learning methods that are more practical, easier, and more effective

Key features of HeyJapan:
- Learning the Japanese alphabet is the first step for you to conquer this language. Hieroglyphs are very different from the Latin letters used by Americans. Therefore, learning at first will be very difficult, HeyJapan provides you with detailed instructions to learn the Japanese alphabet. In addition, the application also provides tips so you can learn more easily.
- Most especially, HeyJapan's Shibi chat feature will help you quickly apply what you've learned in Japanese into practice. Shibi is like your Japanese friend. It will talk to you through the topics you've learned. Therefore, you will feel more excited, remember Japanese vocabulary longer, and know how to apply grammar in communication.
- The Japanese conversation feature is one of the new features developed recently. This feature will help you review vocabulary and grammar in a conversation topic. Then you can practice speaking with or without subtitles. It is useful for those who want to practice Japanese communication.
- Learn with topics and a methodical roadmap: You will fully learn Japanese skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing with each separate topic arranged from easy to complex. The curriculum is compiled according to the Minano Nihongo curriculum, which is familiar to Japanese learners. We will start with topics such as introducing ourselves and family to complex topics such as body senses. This will help you apply and remember easily because it sticks to everyday life.
- Build a Japanese learning path suitable for each learner's goals. Whether you choose to study Japanese every day for 15, 30, or 45 minutes. The application will suggest the route to learn Japanese what skills, and what lessons, this will help you feel like having a teacher guide you when going to school.
- Boost motivation with cute badges that make Japanese learning more fun You will receive adorable titles such as Speaking Newbie when you complete a speaking exercise and Writing Expert when you write 50 new words,…
- Synthesize the test questions so that Japanese learners can check their level, supporting JLPT exam goals: 40 JLPT practice tests.

HeyJapan makes learning Japanese fun, interesting, memorable, and easier. Let's make friends with Heyjapan and conquer Japan together! HeyJapanで簡単に日本語を学びましょう
If you are using other applications such as Mazii, Easy Japanese New – TODAI, Migii JLPT, please support us because we are the same corporation.

HeyJapan always wants to send you the best Japanese vocabulary and grammar application. However, errors are inevitable, HeyJapan is looking forward to your feedback to improve the application better and better. Please send your feedback to email: heyjapan@eupgroup.net.
Find out more about our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy here: https://eupgroup.net/apps/heyjapan/terms.html

What’s New

Version 1.5.8

* What's new: Fix bugs and improve performance.

Thank you for using HeyJapan! We fixed the bugs and improved the app to make it even better.

Do you enjoy studying with HeyJapan? Please share with everyone by posting a comment. Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
356 Ratings

356 Ratings

Smelt me I dare u ,

Great start, but…

I’m not a native speaker, but I lived in JP and I’m using this app to brush up.
It’s a fantastic start help you understand how words are said and very helpful in learning Hiragana and Katakana. I highly recommend if this is your first time self studying or not.
It gets a bit monotonous if you know basic Japanese phrases but it’s good practice. My only gripe is that some of the vocab is more like Japanese from 10 years ago, these days we don’t use some words or phrases that are taught in this app so keep that in mind.
Also, if you’re looking to further your self study, use this app along side separate notes and utilize a chat app to talk to a Japanese speaker or find a tutor.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for your positive review. Please recommend HeyJapan to your friend if the app helps you learn Japanese vocabulary and grammar easily, and don’t hesitate to email us via heyjapan@eupgroup.net if you have any questions.

アマンダ月 ,

Awesome with a few bugs

I really like this app. It starts out teaching you grammar from the very beginning and builds up the sentences so you quickly can understand even long (simple) sentences. I feel like I've learned more with it in a few days than the months I spent on vocabulary alone. Also, you can choose your difficulty and you can choose what shows (romaji which I turned off, kanji and katakana).

The only reason I rated this 4 stars is because there's a few bugs.
1. Sometimes the voice is wrong. One question started with それ (so-re) but it said su-ri and I was so confused I had to listen to it a few times. Thankfully, it was written so I knew it had messed up. (Only one I remember it happened with) and 鳥 the last writing stroke is wrong.
2. Once in a while です just shows as で (and is higher than the rest of the line)
3. On build the sentence questions, if there are too many choices I can't see some of them (I only see the top of the box the choice is in) and there's no scroll option so I have to choose it to see if it's the right thing. Luckily there haven't been any with so many choices that the choices can't be grabbed, yet.

Developer Response ,

Hello, I am sorry for the bad experience. Please send me the details of the problem you met at my email: heyjapan@eupgroup.net or our fanpage: https://m.me/heyjapan.eup. I will check and contact you. Please update your rating after the problem is solved. Thanks.

watLr ,

Fun and casual

I’ve been trying to learn Japanese for a couple of years now, but every time I have a habit set in motion it all just breaks down. I found this app really satisfying because it goes through the basics fairly quickly and jumps right in using kanji, it also allows me to remove the romaji and even the furigana. Most apps make beginners feel kinda dumb, but I’ve had a very good experience with the app these past 2 weeks.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for your positive review. Please recommend HeyJapan to your friend if the app helps you learn Japanese vocabulary and grammar easily, and don’t hesitate to email us via heyjapan@eupgroup.net if you have any questions.

App Privacy

The developer, Linh Nguyen, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

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  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

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  • Usage Data
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